Graduate Medical Education

Medicare-supported direct graduate medical education (DGME) and indirect medical education (IME) are key components to ensuring that the next generation of health care providers has the education, training, and experience necessary to provide quality care to patients. FAH members are among the leading sponsors of accredited graduate medical education programs in the United States.

According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the United States faces an estimated shortage of between 54,100 and 139,000 physicians by 2033 — including deficiencies in both primary and specialty care. It is imperative that teaching hospitals be equipped with ample resources to provide residencies and fellowships to meet the workforce demands of tomorrow.

FAH works alongside its members and leading health care organizations in support of expanding and strengthening graduate medical education in the United States.