This week, we sit down with 4th year medical student and American Medical Association Trustee, Dr. Sam Mackenzie, as he shares his thoughts on a recent, highly anticipated report submitted by the Institute of Medicine on their vision for the future of residency training in America. With predictions of a worsening physician shortage echoing across the country, millions using more health care services because of Obamacare implementation and an aging population, and a tightening bottleneck at the residency level of physician training, this report's recommendations have been as controversial as they were highly anticipated. Tune in for part 1 of our 3 part series exploring the meaning and impact of this report.
In the coming weeks, we will also speak with Dr. Atul Grover, Chief Public Policy Officer at the American Association of Medical Colleges, as well as Dr. Amitabh Chandra, an economist and Director of Health Policy Research at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Dr. Chandra served as a member of the IOM’s Committee on the Governance and Financing of GME as well as a primary author of their report.
For more information on the IOM and a complete run-down of their report on the Governance and Financing of Graduate Medical Education (GME), please visit iom.edu.