The Robert Graham Center conducts graduate medical education (GME) research with a focus on the primary care pipeline and uneven distribution of physicians to high needs areas. Despite current investment in GME, there is emerging evidence that the nation has unmet needs in a variety of medical fields including primary care, psychiatry, general surgery, and certain pediatric subspecialties. Further, the nation lags well behind other industrialized nations in population outcomes in spite of outsized health care expenditures.
The Graham Center provides evidence that supports a number of GME stakeholders, including MedPAC, COGME, and the 2014 Institute of Medicine. One recent example is the 2014 IOM report, “Graduate Medical Education That Meets the Nation’s Health Needs.”