Digital technology is transforming how all of us live, communicate, and get information. It’s no different for health professions education, where leaders are navigating how to harness technology to help students learn continuously, retain knowledge, and build care competencies.
President Obama’s 2015 budget calls for major increases in funding to expand primary care, including doubling funding for the National Health Service Corps and increasing the number of residency slots for doctors wanting to work in primary care. Although the budget plan faces many hurdles in Congress, many of the policies in the President’s budget reflect recommendations that the Macy Foundation has been making for a number of years. President George Thibault reflects on the President’s budget and what it could mean for addressing the nation’s primary care shortages.