Lawmakers and Policy Staff Tour Hospitals for MHA Medical Education Day
Posted on June 06, 2019
More than 45 lawmakers and policy staff visited local hospitals throughout Michigan the week of June 3 to learn about graduate medical education (GME) as part of the MHA Medical Education Day. The event allowed MHA member hospitals to highlight the care, services, research and training occurring in academic medical centers, as well as demonstrate how physician residents serve a critical need in the delivery of patient care.
Legislators had the opportunity to interact directly with physician residents and discuss how the state’s investment in GME is critical to providing primary and specialty care to patients across the state, including Medicaid patients who often have limited access to private practice physician offices. All participants received a newly updated GME infographic, which provides a brief overview of GME in Michigan. Nearly half the physicians who complete their GME residency and/or fellowship in Michigan ultimately reside and practice medicine in Michigan. In addition, Michigan retains 67% of those physicians who complete both undergraduate medical education and GME in Michigan.
The MHA extends special thanks to those who participated in the day’s event, including the physician residents and hospital GME directors, who spent time away from patient care to meet with lawmakers, and the legislators and legislative staff members, who spent time away from Lansing to visit their local hospital.
Members with questions should contact Paige Fults at the MHA.
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