Waive DEA Registration Fees for Residents and Fellows

Waive DEA Registration Fees for Residents and Fellows

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Samuel Martin M​.​D. started this petition to All physicians in training

As residents and fellows we are paid modestly, and when contrasted against the debt we incurred to go to medical school, our salaries (which are influenced heavily by the Federal Government) are pitiful.

Part of being a doctor is having a DEA License to ensure the safe handling and prescribing of controlled substances.  But the cost of a license is nearly $1000.  This is an exorbitant amount of money for us.

The DEA should waive registration/licensing fees for all residents and fellows.  We use this license to generate revenue for our sponsoring institutions that we will never see.  Residents should not be shouldering this financial burden on top of the debt, COVID Pandemic, risking our lives, sacrificing our social and personal lives....all in service to our communities.  

Join me in petitioning the DEA, the Attorney General, the Secretary of HHS, Congress, President Biden, and the Surgeon General in making this small but important gesture of relief to the thousands of trainees who have worked selflessly for the last two years in the most challenging of conditions.

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