The Graduate Medical Education (GME) Program was established by the 75th Texas Legislature in 1997 to increase the state's support of medical residency programs. In 2007, the 80th Texas Legislature transferred $3 million from this program to support the health-related institutions through a direct appropriation to the state's health-related institutions through the Graduate Medical Education formula funding. The GME formula funding is provided only to health-related institutions. Funding for teaching hospitals with accredited, but unaffiliated with a Texas medical school received funding through the Coordinating Board's program. Funding for the program was not appropriated for Fiscal Years 2012 and 2013.