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Minnesota International Medical Graduate Career Guidance and Support Grant Program

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Sponsor
Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Deadlines
Aug 9, 2019
Purpose

The International Medical Graduate Career Guidance and Support Grant Program provides grants to eligible nonprofit organizations to assist immigrant international medical graduates and other foreign trained healthcare professionals who wish to integrate into the Minnesota healthcare delivery system. The program's goal is to increase access to primary care in rural and underserved areas of the state.

Grant funds may be used for:

  • Educational and career assessment, navigation, and guidance, including information on training and licensing requirements for physician and non-physician healthcare professions
  • Trauma support and coaching to improve immigrant and refugee health professionals' career planning success
  • Support in becoming proficient in medical English
  • Support in becoming proficient in the use of information technology, including computer skills and use of electronic health record technology
  • Support for immigrant international medical graduates in becoming certified by the Educational Commission on Foreign Medical Graduates, including help with preparation for required licensing examinations and financial assistance for fees
Eligibility

Eligible applicants are nonprofit organizations in Minnesota that:

  1. Have demonstrable experience working with immigrants/refugees in Minnesota
  2. Have a track record providing career guidance and support, preferably in health occupations, and preferably with immigrants and refugees
  3. Have experience partnering with educational and support service agencies to maximize resources
  4. Have experience in collaborating with Minnesota health professionals licensing boards
  5. Are culturally competent and understand health equity
Geographic coverage
Minnesota
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $375,000
Award floor: $150,000
Project period: 21 months
Estimated number of awards: 2-4
Estimated total program funding: $750,000

Application process

A link to the application instructions is available on the program website.

Completed applications may be submitted by:

Email:
MN_health.IMG@state.mn.us

Mail:
IMG Assistance Program
Minnesota Department of Health
Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
P.O. Box 64882
St. Paul, Minnesota 55164-0882

Courier service or hand delivery:
Minnesota Department of Health
Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
85 East 7th Place, Suite 220
St. Paul, Minnesota 55101

Tagged as
Health workforce education and training · Healthcare workforce · Immigrants · Licensure and certification of health professionals · Limited English proficient · Physicians · Primary care · Minnesota



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