Unless legislation is passed, the training of residents in nonhospital settings is in jeopardy, said 80 physician and hospital groups in a June 27 letter to all members of Congress.
The groups, including the American Medical Association, the American Hospital Association, and the Association of American Medical Colleges, are urging passage of the Community and Rural Medical Residency Preservation Act (S 2071 and HR 4403) to “establish clear and concise guidance on the use of ambulatory sites in teaching programs” (http://www.aamc.org/advocacy/library/teachhosp/corres/2006/062706.pdf).
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