Johns Hopkins Medicine CME: Funding Graduate Medical Education


(This activity has been approved for 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ )


Graduate Medical Education program directors are convinced that without the labor of resident physicians, teaching hospitals would implode.  All physicians understand the training formula that allows the use of cheap resident labor to produce expensive patient care and revenue for host hospitals.  Yet the host hospitals see resident physicians as an expense with little revenue potential.  This may seem like an irrelevant business question but the impact of this concept is profound.  Every business entity has to make a profit or as they say “No money, no mission”.  The business of residency training needs to be funded and it is the application of business skills that will ensure its success.

Target Audience

This online course has been prepared for any individual who works as a healthcare provider.  There are no prerequisites to participate.


Paul Gurny   M.B.A.   M.S.  Managing Director,  Essential Seminars for Physicians LLC., Senior Professional Instructor, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

David Joyce  M.D.   M.B.A.   Director of Educational Programs,  Essential Seminars for Physicians LLC.

Objectives                                                                                                                                      After participating in this activity, participants will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Discuss if graduate medical education is a profit or cost center for its hosting health system.
  • Discuss if resident physicians are capable of producing revenue for a hospital.
  • Identify which reimbursement rules are commonly overlooked in resident billing for services they provide.
  • Identify which Medicare rules aid in maximizing resident physician revenue production.
  • Describe which business principles program directors need to learn to maximize their efforts to finance graduate medical education.
  • Discuss whether federal funding of graduate medical education  helps or hinders the hosting health system.
  • Analyze a medical organization’s financial health.

We all know that health care reform will produce less federal funding for Graduate Medical Education.  This video series will not only answer all of these questions but also allow the viewer to understand the business solutions that need to be applied to ensure the success of every residency program.

The video tutorial is divided into  20 - 30 minute segments to enhance the learning experience. It can be viewed on any smart device an unlimited number of times, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Total viewing time     (102:32)

Estimated time to complete the module and post-test     1.75 hours

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

JHU Faculty/Staff Only: If you are using your Tuition Remission Benefit or an ION budget, please complete this REGISTRATION FORM 8 2014  and return with appropriate payment processing form to OCME, Turner 20. Information can be found on-line at

Purchase this video tutorial

You may view this presentation on an unlimited basis using any smart device. It comes in 4 segments to accommodate a busy schedule.