The Affordable Care Act (ACA) allowed for 22 million Americans to obtain health insurance. Repealing the ACA without simultaneously enacting a replacement that provides comparable coverage will result in more uninsured patients who have come to depend on stable coverage that improves...
With a growing, aging population, the demand for physicians will intensify over the coming years. According to AAMC estimates, the United States faces a shortage of between 42,600 and 121,300 physicians by 2030. Cuts to graduate medical education (GME) jeopardize the ability of medical...
Medical schools and teaching hospitals receive funding for research from federal and state agencies, private industry, and philanthropic efforts. By far the largest source of federal research funding comes from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Federal funding cuts–especially as...
Teaching hospitals provide clinical education and training to medical students, residents, and postgraduate fellows and are distinguished, in large part, by their clinical research programs where drugs, medical devices, and treatment methods are developed and tested.
Through their education, research, and clinical care missions, medical schools and teaching hospitals actively respond to the health care needs of their communities on a daily basis, as well as public health crises as they arise.
Executive Order 13769 has created widespread concern about how the changes in immigration processes will affect the ability of medical schools and teaching hospitals to deliver patient care, provide health education, and support medical research.
Despite the expense, more and more students choose to pursue a career in medicine so that they can provide patients with the care they need. Institutional aid, federal scholarships, income-driven loan repayment plans, and other programs can make educational debt more manageable....
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