New Awards Given to Train Doctors in Underserved Areas

 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded the first round of Medicare-funded residency slots to 100 teaching hospitals across 30 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, effective July 1, 2023.  The graduate medical education slots prioritize hospitals located in Health Professional Shortage Areas, and the majority are allocated for primary care – including obstetrics/gynecology – and mental health specialties.  CMS is set to create 200 new positions every year over the next five years.  The application period for the second round of 200 residency slots will open in January 2023 and close on March 31, 2023.