200.052 Aligning Future Graduate Medical Education Capacity With Target Enrollments of New Texas Medical Schools

200.052

Aligning Future Graduate Medical Education Capacity With Target Enrollments of New Texas Medical Schools: The Texas Medical Association supports an amendment to state law that would stipulate that public medical schools are required to submit a plan to meet the graduate medical education (GME) needs for the school’s planned target class size. The GME plan is to be submitted to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as part of its application for approval to offer a program leading to an MD or DO degree. If at any time a medical school substantially increases its class size after approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to offer a program leading to an MD or DO degree, the Texas Medical Association believes the medical school then should be required to provide an updated GME plan to the board that reflects the subsequent increase in class size. TMA believes the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board should make a determination as to what constitutes a substantial increase in class size for the purposes of this reporting requirement. TMA believes it is in the best interest of the state that any medical school operating in the state, public or private, should plan for the GME needs of its graduates and that its plans should focus on the GME capacity needed for the school’s target class size, with an emphasis on expanding care for patients by creating new GME positions rather than displacing GME programs already in existence. (CME Rep. 3-A-18)

Last Updated On

August 14, 2018