Legislation introduced in the U.S. House would increase the number of Graduate Medical Education slots available to help alleviate the physician shortage.

Reps. Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) and Aaron Schock (R-IL) introduced the Training Tomorrow’s Doctors Today Act, H.R. 1201, which soon will be available at http://thomas.loc.gov. The bill would create 15,000 new GME slots over five years. In announcing the legislation, Schwartz said the country will have 62,900 fewer physicians than needed in 2015, rising to 130,000 by 2025.

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