The American Medical Association (AMA) Calls for an Expansion in Funding for Graduate Medical Education

This week during the Interim Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates, delegates directed the AMA to make expanding federal funding for graduate medical education a priority. President Obama’s budget proposal called for steep cuts in that area, even as the Association of American Medical Colleges predicts that current funding levels will make it difficult for the nation to forestall a shortage of more than 90,000 physicians by 2020, American Medical News reports.

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