Lucile Packard Children's Hospital was the site of a rally yesterday to show support for Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education, a pediatric training program that was cut out of President Obama’s proposed 2012 budget. The rally was one of more than a dozen "Stand For Kids: Protect Children's Healthcare" events at children’s hospitals and pediatric teaching institutions across the country.
Among the speakers: Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D-Calif.) and Packard Children's President and CEO Christopher Dawes, who recently penned an opinion piece on the importance of this program. Inadequate funding, Dawes argued there, could exacerbate a shortage of pediatric specialists and subspecialists. "The danger that this presents to America's children cannot be overstated," he wrote.
Previously: U.S. Senator calls for continued investment in pediatric workforce and Working to save pediatric residency funds
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