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Primary Care Training and Enhancement: Residency Training in Primary Care (PCTE-RTPC) 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 24, 2020

For programmatic or technical questions:
Anthony Anyanwu, MD, MHA, MSc

For grants management or budget questions:
Kim Ross


The goal of the Primary Care Training and Enhancement: Residency Training in Primary Care (PCTE-RTPC) Program is to increase the distribution of primary care physicians in rural and underserved areas. Funds are designed to enhance accredited residency training programs in family medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics, or combined internal medicine and pediatrics (med-peds) in rural and/or underserved areas. Funds can also support the development of rural and/or underserved residency tracks within existing accredited residency programs.

Program objectives include:

  • Grow the primary care physician workforce to meet the needs of rural and/or underserved areas by strengthening residency training programs in these areas
  • Train residents in interprofessional, team-based care
  • Develop or enhance training to incorporate knowledge, skills and competencies needed to
    • meet the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and HRSA priorities that include combatting the opioid crisis, mental health, transforming the workforce by targeting the need, and telehealth
    • prepare residents to work and practice in rural and/or underserved areas to improve community health outcomes
  • Recruit, retain, and graduate residents from rural and/or underserved areas
  • Increase the number of residency graduates who choose to practice in rural and/or underserved areas.
  • Establish linkages with private sector and safety net healthcare providers to provide care and improve access to and quality of care in rural and/or underserved areas.
  • Develop partnerships with clinical ambulatory sites to provide longitudinal interprofessional learning experiences.
  • Develop and provide support for faculty and preceptors development to plan, develop, and operate a program for the training of physicians teaching in community-based settings in rural and/or underserved areas.

Eligible applicants include:

  • Accredited public or nonprofit private hospitals
  • Accredited schools of allopathic or osteopathic medicine
  • Public or nonprofit private entities that the Secretary has determined is capable of carrying out a residency program in family medicine, general internal medicine and pediatrics (med-peds), which has been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $500,000 per year
Project period: 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 20
Estimated total program funding: $10,000,000

Application process

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

Tagged as
Graduate medical education · Health workforce education and training · Physicians · Primary care

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