Enrollment at the nation’s medical schools is on track to grow 30% by 2016.
Texas needs continued and stable state support for both critical parts of a physician’s education and
training to help cultivate future generations of Texas physicians, ensuring stable access to health care for all Texans.
In 2011, almost half (48 percent) of Texas medical
school graduates left the state for residency training.
Texas invests almost $200,000 in a medical student’s four years of education. Texas physicians are concerned about the state’s ability to protect that growing investment with enough graduate medical education positions to meet demand.