January 22, 2015
ASA Submits Formal Comments to US Congress Regarding GME Reform
The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) last week submitted formal comments to the U.S. House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Committee regarding Graduate Medical Education (GME) reform. The comments were provided in response to a Committee request for information.
As part of its comments, ASA wrote, “Although the specialty of anesthesiology is currently at equilibrium, it is in the public’s interest to address the overall physician workforce shortage by removing barriers that artificially restrain entrance to the workforce of highly trained physicians that only medical school and specialty residencies can provide.” ASA also addressed the continued necessity of specialty care; patient safety; GME program governance, transparency and accountability; the role of states in GME; and future innovative training methods.
Open Letter Requesting Information on Graduate Medical Education (GME).
Institute Of Medicine report on the GME program.