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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
Jul 14, 2023

For programmatic or technical questions:
Anthony Anyanwu, MD

For grants management or budget questions:
Kimberly Ross


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

Projects must develop and implement premedical school programs, medical school curricula, clinical training site partnerships, and faculty training programs that will prepare medical students for career paths that serve the needs of individuals living in states with primary care shortages, especially within tribal communities, rural communities, and/or medically underserved communities.

Funds may also be used for infrastructure development, maintenance, equipment, and minor renovations or alterations needed to achieve program goals.

Required activities include:

  • Develop, enhance, and implement premedical programs that support the transition from undergraduate to medical school, and plan and implement targeted outreach to increase enrollment of medical students, especially from tribal, rural, and/or medically underserved communities
  • Ensure that at least one or more of the clinical sites for medical students are in primary care setting such as a Teaching Health Center or other community- based setting that has a primary care residency program
  • Provide scholarships for medical students who intend to practice in primary care tribal, rural, and/or medically underserved areas
  • Develop and implement new and/or expanded curricula that implements a defined set of clinical, didactic, and community-based training activities with an emphasis on practicing in tribal communities, rural communities and/or medically underserved communities
  • Develop a plan to collect post-graduation residency choice data on medical students for 1 year after program completion

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: $4,000,000 per year
Award floor: $1,000,000 per year
Project period: 4 years
Estimated number of awards: 12
Estimated total program funding: $48,000,000

A 10% matching contribution is required.

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 · Culture and cultural competency · Graduate medical education · Health disparities · Health workforce education and training · Health workforce pipeline · Physicians · Primary care · Alabama · Arkansas · Indiana · Kentucky · Mississippi · Missouri · Oklahoma · Utah

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