AAHKS joined more than 65 health care groups in asking Congress to co-sponsor The Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2019 (S. 348, H.R. 1763). This bipartisan legislation would provide a responsible increase in Medicare support for graduate medical education to address the impending national physician workforce shortage. AAHKS continues to be proactive in battling this shortage through programs such as the Resident Course at our Annual Meeting, and this is one more resource to ensure access for patients in need of total joint arthroplasty now and in the future. Read the full letter here. The Association of American Medical Colleges published the 2019 update of their report, “The Complexities of Physician Supply and Demand: Projections from 2017 to 2032.”

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