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Medical Student Education Program

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.680
Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jun 14, 2019

For programmatic or technical questions:
Anthony Anyanwu

For grants management or budget questions:
Kimberly Ross


The Medical Student Education Program provides grants for public institutions of higher education to expand or support graduate education for medical students preparing to become physicians in states with primary care provider shortages.

Projects must develop and implement new and/or expanded preclinical and clinical medical school programs that will prepare medical students to acquire the knowledge, skills, and abilities to assess and address the primary care needs of individuals living in states with primary care shortages, especially within tribal communities, rural communities, and/or medically underserved communities (MUCs). Curricula should include:

  • Education on identifying and addressing population health needs
  • Consideration of social determinant of health factors in patient care plan development
  • Enhancement of student cultural and linguistic competency
  • Integration of patient behavioral healthcare into primary care practice (including prevention and treatment of opioid and other substance use disorders)
  • Use of telehealth technology
  • Health systems-level education
  • Care for vulnerable populations
  • Practice within tribal communities, rural communities, and/or MUCs

Priority will be given to applications from universities in states with the greatest number of federally-recognized tribes and from public universities with demonstrated private-public partnerships.


Eligible applicants are accredited public colleges of medicine in states that rank in the top quintile of projected shortages in 2025.

States include:

  • Mississippi
  • Alabama
  • Kentucky
  • Oklahoma
  • Utah
  • Arkansas
  • Missouri
  • Indiana
Geographic coverage
Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Utah
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $1,180,000 per year
Award floor: $1,000,000 per year
Project period: 4 years
Estimated number of awards: 5
Estimated total program funding: $23,750,000

Application process

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

Tagged as
Access · American Indian or Alaska Native · Behavioral health · Culture and cultural competency · Graduate medical education · Health workforce education and training · Integrated service delivery · Physicians · Population health · Primary care · Social determinants of health · Substance use and misuse · Telehealth · Alabama · Arkansas · Indiana · Kentucky · Mississippi · Missouri · Oklahoma · Utah

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