From 1997 to 2001, the Greater New York Hospital Foundation provided technical assistance to 17 New York teaching hospitals participating in a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) demonstration project to reduce the size of their residency training programs.
As reported to RWJF, project staff provided the following technical assistance:
- Surveyed 42 hospitals initially participating in the project to assess the specialty-specific reductions they made during the first year.
- Provided participants with reports that compared their residency program to others in the geographic region.
- Conducted a study of eight hospitals nationwide on their decision-making about residency program size.
- Convened eight educational seminars for staff at the demonstration hospitals.
- Provided consultation on various issues the hospitals faced as they reduced the size of their residency programs.
RWJF provided $498,675 in funding from June 1997 to November 2001 to support the project.