Report Says Big Changes Are Needed In How Doctors Are Trained

July 29, 2014 7:56 PM

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Report Says Big Changes Are Needed In How Doctors Are Trained

The way American doctors are trained needs to be overhauled, an expert panel recommended Tuesday, saying the current $15 billion system is failing to produce the medical workforce the nation needs.

"We recognize we are recommending substantial change," says health economist and former Medicare Administrator Gail Wilensky, co-chairwoman of the nonpartisan Institute of Medicine panel that produced the report. "We think it's key to justifying the continued use of public funds."

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