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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.

Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Oct 15, 2021

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/PTSD 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 in navigating HR processes and building knowledge of job interview skills
  • 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

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. Have an active organizational program website that includes program resources and provides access to options for participant enrollment and contact links
  6. Are culturally competent and understand health equity
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $275,000
Project period: 24 months
Estimated number of awards: 1

Application process

Links to the application instructions, required forms, and the online application portal are available on the program website.

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

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