Mitigating the Texas Physician Shortage: To keep pace with the state's vigorous population growth, Texas needs significant increases in physician numbers, as well as maintenance of a stable practice environment to enhance physician retention. Both segments of the physician pipeline, medical education and GME, need to be expanded and funded in order to educate and train more physicians for Texas. Further, GME numbers need to be aligned with medical school expansions to retain the Texas medical graduates who want to train in the state and to prepare physicians in the specialties most needed for Texas (CME Rep. 1-A-09; reaffirmed CME Rep. 1-A-19).
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June 11, 2019