This is a slightly edited version of the commencement address that Fitzhugh Mullan gave at the Yale School of Medicine on May 21, 2018.
GAO Report: HHS Needs Better Information to Assess Impact of Federal Programs on the Physician Workforce
In 2015, the federal government spent $14.5 billion to fund graduate medical education training for physicians. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was responsible for 90 percent of this spending. A new report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommends information that the agency can collect to aid in determining whether the programs are helping to ensure that enough doctors with specialties that people need will be in the places where our country needs them.
Training Leaders to Ensure Equity in the Health Workforce
The 16 professionals from around the world who were selected as 2018 Leaders in Health Equity recently began their fellowships with a trip to Washington, DC. During the two weeks they spent in the U.S. capital they began enhancing their abilities to advance health workforce equity.
16 Professionals Tapped as Health Equity Fellows
Publication Suggests that Doctors Trained in Teaching Health Centers Will Practice in Underserved Areas
In a new article published in Academic Medicine by Dr. Zohray Talib of GW’s School of Medicine, a team of researchers led by Professor Marsha Regenstein at the Milken Institute School of Public Health Policy and Management present what the authors view as encouraging news about the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program.