Association of American Medical Colleges chief says this could fix U.S. doctor shortage
The physician workforce shortage is getting worse, in part, due to a 22-year cap on Medicare funding for medical residency programs, AAMC CEO Darrell Kirch said. (Wavebreakmedia)
Congress needs to pass a measure to end a longtime cap on funds choking the number of medical residencies in the U.S., the chief of the Association of American Medical Colleges said this week.
"The work that is in the control of medical schools to increase the number of medical students has been done. Congress needs to act," said Darrell Kirch, M.D., while addressing reporters about healthcare workforce challenges at the Association of Health Care Journalists' conference in Phoenix.
Submit your nominations for the FierceHealthcare Innovation Awards
The FierceHealthcare Innovation Awards showcases outstanding innovation that is driving improvements and transforming the industry. Our expert panel of judges will determine which companies demonstrate innovative solutions that have the greatest potential to save money, engage patients, or revolutionize the industry. Deadline for submissions is this Friday, October 18th.