September 26, 2008
Residency Training Faces Cuts at MCG The Program is a Key Part of a Plan to Prevent a Doctor Shortage.
By TOM CORWIN
AUGUSTA -- Residency training at Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics is potentially facing another blow as the company that operates the clinical system is threatening to cut funding by more than $2 million, officials said Wednesday.
"This simply adds to that," Miller told the health system's administration at a meeting of its executive committee. "Passing these things back to the college creates issues."
Snell said the funding or potential cut is subject to revision and the health system is again open to a compromise.
Donald Leebern Jr., a member of the Regents and chairman of MCG Health's board, said the Regents will discuss their budget next month.
Miller said he is still optimistic that no residency positions will be cut. A summit next month involving all of Georgia's medical schools might also point to a statewide solution, he said.
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