AACOM Urges Super Committee to Fund GME

The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) sent a letter today (Sept.30) urging members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (the “Super Committee”) to “explore fiscally responsible ways to sustain funding for graduate medical education (GME) and oppose any cuts to this vital funding.”

The letter went on to say that if Medicare funding for GME is cut during the current efforts to bring the nation’s deficit under control, medical residency programs will be severely challenged in their ability to not only continue educatingcurrent residents, but the growning number of new medical school graduates as well. In the letter to Super Committee members, AACOM President and CEO Stephen C. Shannon, DO, MPH, writes:

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