New Mexico Team Implements Strategy for Primary Care Residency Expansion


A recently-published Health Affairs blog features an emerging strategy for expanding primary care residencies to meet local health workforce needs. New Mexico faces a severe shortage of primary care physicians and the congressional cap on Graduate Medical Education (GME) funding has prevented medical schools and teaching hospitals from adequately addressing the problem. In this article, Arthur Kaufman and Charlie Alfero from the University of New Mexico describe how a group of physicians, public health advocates, and legislators leveraged state Medicaid funds and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) to expand the number of primary care residency slots in the state.

Click here to read the article on the Health Affairs website: A State-Based Strategy For Expanding Primary Care Residency