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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
Apr 8, 2022

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 must be used for:

  • Creation and maintenance of a database of international medical graduates (IMGs)
  • Educational and career assessment, navigation, and guidance, including information on training and licensing requirements for physician and non-physician healthcare professions
  • Support in becoming proficient in navigating residency application processes and building knowledge of residency interview skills
  • Coaching to improve immigrant and refugee health professionals' success in obtaining medical residency, or other health care related field that utilizes the IMG's extensive medical background and knowledge
  • Support in becoming proficient in the use of information technology, including computer skills and use of electronic health record technology
  • Support to assist IMGs with the USMLE registration and exam process, conducting online/virtual residency and hiring interviews, and using online tools to complete applications, access study materials
  • Referral to mentors, counselors, mental health or other support services, as needed
  • Scholarships and 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 workforce development programming with demonstrated expertise in providing career guidance and support
  3. Have experience partnering with educational and support service agencies to maximize resources
  4. Have an active organizational program website that will house program resources
  5. Are culturally competent and understand health equity collaboration
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $400,000
Award floor: $200,000
Project period: 24 months
Estimated number of awards: 1

Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions, and the online application portal are available on the program website when applications are being accepted.

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

Organizations (1)

  • Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care, view details

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