Contact Congress to Fund Additional GME Slots
The nation is facing an acute shortage of between 54,100 and 139,000 physicians by 2033 — with a shortfall of up to 55,200 in primary care and 86,700 in specialty care, including surgeons. The supply of surgeons is projected to have nominal growth by 2033, while projected demand is expected to increase — resulting in a shortage of between 17,100 and 28,700 surgeons. The Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act (S. 834/H.R. 2256) would support 14,000 new Medicare-funded GME positions over seven years. Please contact Congress and ask your Senators and Representative to co-sponsor the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act.
Click here to go to neurosurgery’s Advocacy Action Center to send an email to your elected officials asking them to take action on S. 834 and H.R. 2256. A sample message, which can be personalized, is provided.