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Reframing the Value of Resident Education: How Much Would It Cost to Not Train Residents?
(Posted November 2018)
Andrew J. Medvecz, MD; Timothy J. Vogus, PhD; and Kyla P. Terhune, MD, MBA

This article is intended for general surgery faculty, program directors, and residents; hospital administrators; and Medicare and Medicaid policymakers. The objectives are to:

  • Assess the costs and benefits of graduate medical education (GME) and surgical resident training
  • Summarize the economic impact that reducing GME funding would have on a hospital system
  • Detail specific benefits of residents for revenue generation and service provision for a medical center

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