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Wisconsin Rural Physician Residency Assistance Program (WRPRAP)

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Feb 14, 2022

The Wisconsin Rural Physician Residency Assistance Program (WRPRAP) provides funds to expand the number of resident positions at rural healthcare facilities in Wisconsin, thereby increasing access to quality healthcare for rural communities.

There are 2 types of grants:

  • Rural Graduate Medical Education (GME) operational grants support quality improvement and continuation of current rural GME programs. Activities may include rural rotations, curriculum development, and technical assistance for rural residency programs.
  • Rural GME transformation grants support innovation and planning for future rural GME initiatives, such as developing a new rural residency program, developing a new rural track to enhance an urban residency program, and other pilot studies associated with rural GME training positions in eligible residency program specialties.

WRPRAP funds are available to any new or existing Wisconsin residency program specializing in:

  • Family medicine
  • General surgery
  • Internal medicine
  • Obstetrics
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry

The residency position(s) should be in a hospital that is located in a rural area or in a clinic staffed by physicians who admit patients to a hospital located in a rural area. Rural area is defined as a population of less than 20,000 that is at least 15 miles from any community that has a population of 20,000 or more.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Grant amounts vary based on the needs of the program. Applicants are encouraged to contact WRPRAP staff to discuss the program scope and proposed budget before beginning the application process.

Application process

Applicants should begin the process by contacting WRPRAP program staff to discuss the potential project.

Applicants then send a letter of intent to to briefly outline the intended project, budget requirements, and expected outcomes. Letters of intent must be submitted at least a month prior to the application deadline.

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For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.