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Health: Graduate Medical Education Funding

The Department of Health and Human Services should coordinate with federal agencies, including the Department of Veterans Affairs, to improve the effectiveness and oversight of fragmented federal funding for physician graduate medical education, which cost the federal government $14.5 billion in 2015.

Action:

The Secretary of Health and Human Services should coordinate with federal agencies that fund graduate medical education (GME) training, including the Department of Veterans Affairs, to identify information needed to evaluate the performance of federal programs that fund GME training, including the extent to which these programs are efficient and cost effective and are meeting the nation’s health care workforce needs.

Progress:

Pending

Implementing Entity:

Department of Health and Human Services

Action:

The Secretary of Health and Human Services should coordinate with federal agencies that fund graduate medical education (GME) training, including the Department of Veterans Affairs, to identify opportunities to improve the quality and consistency of the information collected within and across federal programs, and implement these improvements.

Progress:

Pending

Implementing Entity:

Department of Health and Human Services