AUA joins ad calling for support of GME funding

March 4, 2013

The AUA is participating in a recently launched ad campaign urging Congress to fight cuts to federal funding for graduate medical education.

The AUA is participating in a recently launched ad campaign urging Congress to fight cuts to federal funding for graduate medical education.

"Reducing the deficit is essential, but America is running out of doctors," the ad reads. "The nation faces a projected shortage of 90,000 doctors-from primary care physicians to surgeons to specialists for children-by 2020. Cutting federal funding that supports doctor training at teaching hospitals will exacerbate the shortages of physicians and other health care providers and jeopardize the life-saving care and critical services that teaching hospitals provide in their communities."

Joining the AUA in the ad are more than 40 physician specialty groups, including the Alliance of Specialty Medicine, the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the Association of American Medical Colleges, and the Endocrine Society.

The ad ran in Washington Beltway publications.

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