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Medicare Payments for Graduate Medical Education: What Every Medical Student, Resident, and Advisor Needs to Know 2013 (PDF)

2013, 11 Pages



Medical students and residents should know how Medicare GME payment policy can make it difficult to change career paths.  You may be surprised to know that Medicare is a major funding source for graduate medical education, and that Medicare GME payment policies may limit both a resident’s ability to change from one specialty to another and a physician’s ability to retrain in another specialty. 

Download this FREE publication to find out about the Medicare rules related to the “initial resident period” (IRP), what the financial implications of Medicare’s IRP limitations are on the institution where you train, how Medicare determines your IRP if you are in a combined residency training program, and more.