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Pediatric Residency Funding At Risk
Health Leaders Media

Legislation to reauthorize the funding for the Children’s Hospital Graduate Medical Education program is now expected to be considered in a Senate committee when Congress returns after Labor Day.

What’s at stake is $330 million in funding to help cover the cost of 5,600 pediatric residencies at 56 free-standing children’s hospitals across the country, which train 40% of the nation’s pediatricians and 43% of pediatric sub-specialists.