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Medical News & Perspectives
September 3, 2014

IOM Report Calls for Overhaul of Graduate Medical Education

JAMA. 2014;312(9):880-881. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.10664

A new report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) strongly urges Congress to overhaul the federal financing and governance of graduate medical education (GME). The report, produced after an extensive assessment of physician residency training funding, recommends the creation of new infrastructure for fund distribution and research into improved payment models.

Unsurprisingly, given the sweeping changes proposed by the IOM committee, the report has sparked criticism from various medical groups, including the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the American Hospital Association (AHA), the American Medical Association (AMA), and various specialty organizations.