New York State gives $35 million for physician training

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted March 14, 2005

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New York Gov. George E. Pataki released this year's graduate medical education grants, giving $35 million to 98 teaching hospitals.

"The governor recognizes the importance of ensuring access to skilled training and research for New York's physicians," said New York State Dept. of Health Commissioner Antonia C. Novello, MD, MPH, DrPH. "The patient care provided by young doctors in training is the most critical aspect of their educational experience. New York's comprehensive graduate medical education initiatives provide new physicians with the skills and background they need to flourish in medicine."

Since 1997, the governor has dedicated more than $289 million in GME grant awards to New York's teaching hospitals.

As a result of the Graduate Medical Education Reform Incentive Pool, New York has helped increase the number of residents training in ambulatory settings by 9%, minority faculty positions by 22% and hospitals offering academic support to minority students by 26%. The funding also helps support cultural diversification training for residents.

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