American Medical News (Internet / Print) 01/30/06 (subscription required to view article) While some are lobbying for Congress to increase the amount it spends on graduate medical education, a handful of teaching institutions have found their own sources of money in recent years to expand the number of residency slots their programs offer. In Austin, Texas, Tom Blackwell, MD, assistant dean of graduate medical education for the University of Texas Medical Branch, said the Galveston-based school is expanding its residencies primarily with dollars from a regional nonprofit hospital system, Seton Healthcare Network.