Experts discuss shortcomings of GME funding system

07/22/2013 | AAFP News Now

A study in Academic Medicine showed the GME funding system is flawed because it promotes hospital-based rather than community-based training, according to speakers at a primary care forum held by AAFP's Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies. The AAFP-funded study found that even though government funding of graduate medical education is substantial, it does not produce enough primary care physicians, especially in rural and under-served areas.

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