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83rd Texas Legislature

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GME 101: What you need to know about graduate medical education in Texas
With funding as complex as graduate medical education – part federal, part state, and part institutional support – it is easy to get lost in the explanation. This document is a primer that covers the basics of GME.

Condition critical: The case for rescuing primary care in Texas
Texas’ primary care workforce shortage threatens the health of the state’s economy and its citizens. The 83rd Legislature can lay the foundation for innovation and improvement in our health care delivery system by reinvesting in our primary care workforce.

The right kind of doctors for Texas: Revisiting barriers to building the primary care workforce, 20 years later
Twenty years ago, TAFP called for changes in medical education to ensure Texas would have the primary care physician workforce needed to care for a rapidly growing population. Now, the state is in a perilous position as academic institutions have no financial incentive to train new primary care physicians and medical students are actively discouraged from these disciplines.

TAFP Issue Briefs

Recommendations for Strengthening Primary Care in the 83rd Texas Legislature
A series of nine recommendations proposed by TAFP to increase training and production of primary care physicians and improve Texans’ access to primary care. Previously published in the Fall 2012 issue of Texas Family Physician.

Invest in Primary Care Residency Training Programs
An argument for the restoration of funding to the current primary care residency training programs, as well as to the Statewide Primary Care Preceptorship Program.

Family Medicine Residency Programs are Critical in Training Texas’ Physician Workforce
An argument for the support of existing family medicine residency programs across the state, as well as a call to increase the number of available training positions.