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| The APA is now accepting abstract submissions for its
168th Annual Meeting to be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. May 16-21, 2015
. The theme of the meeting is
Psychiatry: Integrating Body and Mind, Heart and Soul.
The submission deadline is
Tuesday, September 9, 2014.
To submit an abstract, review the types of abstracts to be submitted, or learn more about the 2015 Annual Meeting please click
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IOM Argues for Long-Term Change in Residency Funding
A complete overhaul of graduate medical education (GME) financing and governance is needed to fix the current Medicare-based part of the payment system and “produce a physician workforce that meets the evolving health needs of the population,” said an Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee in the report it released yesterday. The report is titled "
Graduate Medical Education that Meets the Nation's Health Needs
Greater transparency and accountability in the funding process are required, as well, said the IOM committee. The present direct and indirect funding streams should be merged into a single fund with two subunits that would support currently authorized GME residency programs and finance innovative GME programs.
The IOM committee recommended maintaining GME funding at present levels ($9.7 billion in 2012), but changes should be made over a period of 10 years to modernize GME payment methods based on performance, to ensure program oversight and accountability, and to reward innovation in the content and financing of GME. The plan calls for a GME policy council within the Department of Health and Human Services and a second center within CMS to manage operations of the system.
The committee also raised questions about the physician workforce of the future. Among its recommendations was the development of research and policy "regarding the sufficiency, geographic distribution, and specialty configuration of the physician workforce." Both the
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September 10-14, 2014
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