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Contact Congress to Fund Additional GME Slots

The nation is facing an acute shortage of between 37,800 and 124,000 physicians by 2034 — with a shortfall of up to 48,000 in primary care and 71,100 in specialty care, including surgeons. The supply of surgeons is projected to have nominal growth by 2034, while projected demand is expected to increase — resulting in a shortage of between 15,800 and 30,200 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.