January 20, 2018 | By Rebekah Bernard MD
The United States is facing a physician shortage.[i] Efforts are being made to increase physician training programs through Graduate Medical Education (GME) funding, with bills H.R. 2267 and S. 1301 slowly winding their way through the political process. In the meantime, some organizations see the physician shortage as a golden opportunity to increase the production of non-physician healthcare providers, including nurse practitioners (NP) and Physician Assistants (PA).