Advocacy Briefs: ACP Endorses High-Need Physician Workforce Act.
The American College of Physicians recently endorsed the bipartisan High-Need Physician Workforce Incentives Act of 2007. The six-part bill introduced on June 6 by Representative Michael C. Burgess, MD, and Representative Henry Cuellar of Texas focuses on incentives for generalist physicians (family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, emergency medicine, general surgery, and OB/GYN) to work in high-need areas.
The bill includes a scholarship program for generalist physicians in high-need areas. Scholarship recipients would receive up to $30,000 a year for medical school and after completing residency, serve as generalist physicians at high-need facilities for one year for each year they received a scholarship. The bill also calls for a loan repayment program, which would offer repayment of up to $35,000 of the principal and interest of an individual’s educational loans for each year of service at a high-need facility. Information on other elements of the legislation can be found here.
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