Rural Residency Planning and Development Program
The Rural Residency Planning and Development Program provides grants to develop newly accredited, sustainable rural residency programs in family medicine, internal medicine, public health, general preventive medicine, psychiatry, general surgery, and obstetrics and gynecology. The overall goal of the program is to support expansion of the physician workforce in rural communities.
New rural residency programs are expected to:
- Achieve accreditation through the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
- Ensure sustainability through public or private funding beyond the period of performance
- Track residents' career outcomes post-graduation, including retention in rural communities.
Eligible applicants include:
- Rural hospitals
- Rural community-based ambulatory patient care centers including Federally Qualified Health Centers, community mental health centers, and Rural Health Clinics
- Health centers operated by the Indian Health service, an Indian tribe or tribal organization, or an urban Indian organization
- Graduate medical education consortiums
- Faith-based and community-based organizations that are capable of carrying out the grant activities
Either the applicant or the consortium's primary training partner must be located in a rural area.
Award ceiling: $750,000
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 11
Estimated total program funding: $8,250,000
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