Navigation Links
Lydia Conlay Responds to Lack of Medical Residencies, Educational Gap for Medical School Graduates

Columbia, Missouri (PRWEB) March 21, 2013

Lydia Conlay, who currently serves as the Russell D. And Mary B. Shelden Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Missouri College of Medicine, has long been a proponent of medical education and training. A recent article posted by Physicians News Digest that highlights the fact that there are not enough residencies for medical school graduates naturally caught her eye. She here responds to the article by highlighting the manner in which budget cuts to Medicare are threatening the residency program as a whole and, ultimately, reducing the ability of professionals within the healthcare industry to provide proper care for their patients.

According to the article, there is a major gap between the number of students who are graduating medical schools and the number of required residencies that are available, meaning that all students are not going to have the opportunity to continue their education and, as a result, their career. A shortage of physicians was projected several years ago, and medical schools increased the number of students they accepted to prepare for the event; however, the article notes, residency programs have not followed suit.

"Graduate medical education, from medical schools to residency programs, is partially subsidized by the government through Medicare, making it vulnerable to cuts to the federal program," the article explains. "Medicare payments cover 21 percent of the cost incurred to train interns and residents, but teaching hospitals absorb the rest. If the scheduled budget cuts from sequestration go into effect next month, some say the physician shortage in the US could go from bad to worse because fewer doctors will complete residency, and thereby, their training."

"It is unfortunate that funding for the training of medical residents is imperiled by pending budget cuts to Medicare," asserts Lydia Conlay. "Resident physicians are a vital access point for many patients, particularly the poor and patients who are critically ill. According to officials from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or ACGME, the organization that oversees residency programs throughout the US, this limit on the number of training positions for resident physicians would reduce the ratio of physicians to the population they serve to below most of the developed world by 2020. A shortage of physicians was projected even before these cuts may have taken effect. Let's hope that the bill introduced by Reps. Schock (R-IL) and Schwartz (D-PA) lifting the limit or 'cap' on the number of training positions is successful!"


Lydia Conlay is the Russell D. and Mary B. Shelden Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Missouri College of Medicine. Over the course of her career, Lydia Conlay has accepted many positions in the field of academic medicine, including those regarding teaching in both the classroom and hospital settings. Lydia Conlay is also a published researcher and a member of numerous highly regarded professional organizations, including the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Association of University Anesthesiologists, Missouri Society of Anesthesiologists, and Society for Ambulatory Anesthesiologists.

Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. The Futon Shop Responds to The Staggering Cost of Sleeplessness Reported on Huffington Post
2. Muscular Development Store Responds to Success of CLA Pre-Workout Supplement
3. Vaginal Mesh Side Effect Sufferer Wins $3.35 Million Lawsuit; Transvaginal Mesh Attorney Jeff Nadrich Responds
4. Quorn Foods, Purveyor of Meatless Meals, Responds to News That Vegetarianism Cuts the Risk of Cancer
5. Quorn Foods Responds to Study Which Suggests Vegetarianism May Reduce Risk of Heart Disease
6. Fitness Expert Lorna Kleidman Responds to Study Claiming Exercise Can Decrease Risk of Dementia
7. Muscular Development Store Responds to the Growing Trend of Weightlifting Among Teen Girls
8. Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney Jeff Nadrich Responds to News that Johnson & Johnson Inadequately Assessed Metal Hip Dangers
9. Creatine Distributor Muscular Development Store Responds to Article on Effective Workout Supplements
10. Connective Parenting Responds to Claims that High School is the Worst Place for Adolescents
11. Quorn Foods Responds to an Article Regarding Ten Vegetarian Places to Eat For the Food Lovers Diet
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/26/2015)... Toronto, ON and Cambridge, ON (PRWEB) , ... ... ... announced today the availability of a real-time eReferral system for diagnostic imaging in ... CTs, ultrasounds, X-rays, mammography, BMD and Nuclear Medicine tests directly from their electronic ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... The Catalent Applied Drug Delivery ... to integrate dose form selection in early phase drug development. The first of ... and bringing together the UK’s emerging life sciences companies, corporate partners, and investors, ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... PRMA Plastic Surgery is updating ... our surgeons performed their 6,000th free flap breast reconstruction surgery! , “What an accomplishment ... day excited to rebuild lives and it’s an honor to have served all of ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... 26, 2015 , ... Pixel Film Studios brings Final Cut ... Vintage. This newly styled ProTrailer pack comes with 30 all-new vintage-inspired designs, with ... users limitless opportunities to stylize and create designs quickly and easily, all within ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... ... Indosoft Inc., developer and distributor of the world-class Asterisk based contact center ... reliability. , The new Q-Suite 6 platform is based on the latest Java Enterprise ... a specific piece of software for many key components of the suite. Much of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/27/2015)... 2015 --> ... online. The potential to save costs, improve treatment quality ... from fully exploited as yet. Here, particular emphasis is ... via mobile tablet or directly at the patients, bedside. ... ) -->      (Photo: ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... Research and Markets ( ) has announced the ... report to their offering. ... author the present scenario and growth prospects of the ... market size, the report considers revenue generated from the ... copper IUDs. The report forecasts the global intrauterine devices ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... November 26, 2015 Un nuevo ... Bremachlorin para el cáncer avanzado.   --> ... terapia fotodinámica de Bremachlorin para el cáncer avanzado. ... la inmunoterapia con la terapia fotodinámica de Bremachlorin para ... Research . --> Clinical Cancer Research . ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: