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Graduate medical education funding in US should address workforce needs, say doctors

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i2570 (Published 05 May 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2570
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. Seattle

Funding for graduate medical education (GME) in the US should be reformed so that training programs produce more doctors in the primary care specialties that are needed to meet the nation’s healthcare workforce needs, the American College of Physicians and Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine have said in a policy statement published on 3 May in the Annals of Internal Medicine.1

“The nation will not be able to expand access, improve outcomes, and decrease expenditures without …

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