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Primary Care Training and Enhancement: Physician Assistant Rural Training 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
Dec 9, 2021

For programmatic or technical questions:
LCDR Sherray Holland

For grants management or budget questions:
Curtis Colston


The Primary Care Training and Enhancement - Physician Assistant Rural Training Program (Short Title PCTE-PAR) provides grants to increase the number of primary care physician assistants in rural and underserved settings by implementing longitudinal clinical rotations in primary care and supporting the training and development of preceptors in rural areas.

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)(2)

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
Project period: 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 7
Estimated total program funding: $2,100,000

Application process

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

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

Organizations (3)

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