In July 2014, the Institute of Medicine (IOM)1 released a report on graduate medical education (GME) funding, with proposed changes that would have significant implications for surgical residency programs. Enthusiasm for GME reform is evident: the IOM’s study was requested by private and public groups such as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Veteran’s Health Administration, and members of both political parties.
Scally CP, Gauger PG, Dimick JB. The Institute of Medicine Report on Graduate Medical Education FundingImplications for Surgical Training. JAMA Surg. 2015;150(6):501-502. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.4049