INFOGRAPHIC: How states are stepping in to fund physician training


This infographic depicts the efforts of several states to boost graduate medical education funding. Is your state among them?

As policymakers learn about the burgeoning bottleneck between medical school graduation and graduate medical education, a number of novel approaches to physician training have launched from Sacramento to Jefferson City to Tallahassee. Not surprisingly, many of these solutions pit providers against one another amid concerns about patient safety and the dilution of professional standards.

The most common of these new approaches is direct funding of residency positions. The below infographic depicts these efforts. For more on the steps states are taking to address the physician shortage, click here.

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