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Medical Education Program Funding Model Must Address Institutional Variations and Data Limitations, Report No. 09-19, March 2009
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Florida’s recent expansion of medical education programs occurred without the benefit of a consistent model for determining the funding needed to support these programs. Determining medical school funding need is complicated by limitations in state-level financial data and variations among the medical schools in their mission, instructional programs, funding history, and local revenues. To address these limitations, we developed a funding model that reconciles institutional differences and provides a reasonable method for the Legislature to conduct a variety of fiscal calculations.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

State University System
Board of Governors

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 14-08 Florida’s Graduate Medical Education System,published in February 2014.
  • Report No. 11-09 The Board of Governors Has Developed a Funding Formula and Uniform Reporting Procedures for Medical Education Programs,published in February 2011.
  • Report No. 08-36 Medical Education Funding Is Complex; Better Expenditure Data Is Needed,published in June 2008.

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