In the U.S., teaching hospitals and associated ambulatory settings provide graduate medical education for resident physicians. These hospitals provide three services simultaneously: patient health care; graduate medical training; and, commonly, medical research services. In the training of residents, teaching hospitals incur significant costs and expenses beyond those customarily associated with providing patient care or performing medical research. The Medicare program makes GME payments to teaching hospitals for a portion of these costs. The Robert Graham Center has created an easily accessible database on GME payments to individual teaching institutions. Visit the Graham Center website for the most current data, and explore how GME funding compares across programs.
Published in Brief: