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Increasing Access to Medical Care by Expanding Resident Physician Training: Strategies and Solutions
May 20, 2011

Many authorities agree that by 2025 the United States will face a shortage of physicians to meet the needs of a growing and aging U.S. population. Since 2000 at least 26 states and 17 medical specialties have reported physician workforce shortages, and an additional five states and five medical specialties predict coming shortages. To meet the need for more physicians, new U.S. allopathic and osteopathic medical schools are opening, and many medical schools are expanding their enrollments. However, due to limited funding, minimal growth in graduate medical education (GME) core training programs is exacerbating the shortage of physicians in many needed specialties and localities.  Without expanding training opportunities for resident/fellow physicians, the nation will not be able to meet the growing need for access to medical care services.

Join us for our May 20 webinar to learn about some new and innovative ideas on expanding and improving GME and meeting the workforce needs of today and tomorrow. This event will feature two nationally recognized speakers on this topic:

Suzanne Allen, MD, MPH
Vice Dean for Regional Affairs
University of Washington

Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP
Director of the North Carolina Health Professions Data System at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina.

Attendees will learn more about the following issues:

• The need for better state-level physician data to demonstrate the importance of expanding GME in underserved areas throughout the United States.

• Identifying new sources of GME funding and preserving current sources.

• Developing innovative methods to distribute GME funds in states and regions of need.

• Improving flexibility in GME training methods, venues and sites to meet future patient needs.

Registration Fees:

AMA Member:
  $79 per site (not per person) AMA members are MD's, DO's or medical students who have joined as members of the AMA
Nonmember:  $99 per site

Consider participating in this webinar during a department or committee meeting, and pay just one registration fee for the full group!  Registration includes participation for one site (one computer/connection) in the live webinar, as well as access to review the presentation recording afterwards (includes 2 viewings of the recorded presentation).

If you prefer to pay by check, complete our mail-in registration form

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