Biden boosts loan repayments to attractprimary care providers to rural areas

Becker’s | Erica Carbajal | April 4, 2024 Primary care providers who commit to practicing in shortage areas for two years may have as much as $75,000 in medical student debt forgiven through the Health Resources and Services Administration. The Biden administration announced the 50% increase in loan repayment amounts to providers who sign on to practice […]

More states cut residency requirements to get international graduates working

Mariah Taylor – Thursday, March 14th, 2024 Tennessee was the first state to scrap residence requirements for international medical graduates almost a year ago, and 13 more states have followed or are attempting to follow suit, MedPage Today reported March 14. About one-fourth of all U.S. physicians are international medical graduates, according to the American Medical Association. It […]

Healthcare trends and issues we are following for 2024

Scott Becker and Molly Gamble – Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024 rThe year begins with a number of challenges that have only intensified for U.S. healthcare providers.  Below is 1 of 12 trends that commanded our attention throughout 2023 and hold our curiosity in the year ahead. These patterns and shifts directly or indirectly influence how healthcare providers […]

Council of Academic Health System Executives (CAHSE):Frequently Asked Questions

Last Updated: December 01, 2023 The following provides an overview and answers to frequently asked questions about the AAMC’s new Council of Academic Health System Executives (CAHSE), which will officially launch on July 1, 2024. The new council will replace the Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems (COTH). The AAMC Board of Directors and […]

AAMC Establishes New Fee Structure for 2025 ERAS Residency Application Season

Media Contacts Stuart Heiser, Senior Media Relations Specialist  [email protected]  202-828-0059 AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD, shared the following message with AAMC member medical schools, teaching hospitals, learners, and other members of the academic medicine community: “Following the expansion of the AAMC Fee Assistance Program to include Electronic Residency Application […]

Recruiting, Educating, and Taking Primary Care to Rural Communities

John M. Westfall and Hoon Byun The Annals of Family Medicine September 2020, 18 (5) 386-387; DOI: Rural communities face health care inequities not found in urban areas. Most of rural North America is medically underserved. There are just not enough physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and behavioral health clinicians to meet the needs of […]

The Case for Shortening Medical Education

A simple change can give us more doctors and less student debt. The United States has among the fewest medical doctors per person among rich OECD countries. It is no coincidence that the U.S. is far out of line with international norms regarding physician education, as well. Apart from Canada, the United States is the […]

United States: Resident Rotator Bill Voted Out Of Ways & Means Committee: Next Step, Consideration By The Full House Of Representatives

The Ways & Means Committee of the US House of Representatives on June 26 reported out favorably for consideration by the full chamber a bipartisan bill containing provisions that would help hospitals whose per resident amounts (PRAs) and caps were inadvertently established by small numbers of resident rotators. At a markup session yesterday, the committee […]


At its September 2019 meeting, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC, or the Commission) discussed potential changes to the Indirect Medical Education (IME) program, which supports patient care and resident training at teaching hospitals. On behalf of our nearly 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations, our clinician partners – including more […]

RECRUITMENT CHALLENGES prompt new wave of innovation for U.S. HOSPITALS

Interviewees Craig Garthwaite Professor of Strategy and Co-director of the Health Enterprise Management Program, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University Julie Hill Recruitment Coordinator, Tidelands Health, and President, National Association for Health Care Recruitment Manisha Jain Senior Associate Director, Wharton MBA Career Management, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania John Lacy, CHRO Baylor Scott & White […]

CMS Final Rule Expands Flexibility for Sharing FTE Slots

H. Guy Collier Emily J. Cook Drew Elizabeth McCormick Summary The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has historically prohibited “new” teaching hospitals from sharing graduate medical education (GME) full time equivalent (FTE) slots with another hospital under a GME affiliation agreement. In the fiscal year (FY) 2019 inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) proposed rule, CMS proposed […]

Longer resident shifts don’t threaten patient safety, study finds

Written by Anuja Vaidya A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine examined whether long shifts during medical residencies adversely affect patient safety. Researchers conducted a trial involving 63 internal medicine residency programs during the 2015-16 academic year. The programs were randomized into two groups — one which adopted the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s standard […]

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