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Primary Care Training and Enhancement: Physician Assistant Program

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.884
Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jan 14, 2019

For programmatic or technical questions:
Svetlana Cicale, MPH

For grants management or budget questions:
Curtis Colston


The Primary Care Training and Enhancement - Physician Assistant Program (Short Title PCTE-PA) provides grants to increase the number of primary care physician assistants, particularly in rural and underserved settings, by supporting enhanced training for future and current primary care clinicians and educators and to promote primary care practice.

Preference will be given to applicants that:

  • Demonstrate a high rate for placing graduates in practice settings having the principal focus of serving residents of Medically Underserved Communities
  • Demonstrate a significant increase in the rate of placing graduates in Medically Underserved Community settings over the preceding 2 years
  • Are new programs as defined by PHS Act section 791(c)

Eligible entities are academically-affiliated physician assistant training programs accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $300,000 per year
Project period: 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 7
Estimated total program funding: $2,000,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through

Tagged as
Health professions faculty · Health workforce education and training · Physician assistants · Primary care

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