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Senate To Vote On Bill That Would Fund More Medical Residencies

University of Sydney

A bill that would fund more medical residency programs at Indiana colleges will come to a final vote before the Senate Tuesday, after some medical schools had trouble sending all of their graduates to residencies this year.

A hospital that establishes a medical residency program would match at least 25-percent of the funding given by the state.

House Ways and Means Chairman Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville) says the start-up money for the fund is already available.

“Over the long term, you’re looking at a larger amount of money. But short-term, we did transfer $3 million  from the Master Tobacco settlement fund into this account to get things started,” Brown says.

Brown says last year was the first time the Indiana University medical school could not send all of its graduates to residency programs.

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