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California Psychiatric Education Capacity Expansion Grant Program: Psychiatry Residency

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California Department of Health Care Access and Information
Apr 8, 2024



The California Psychiatric Education Capacity Expansion (PECE) Grant Program: Psychiatry Residency provides grants to train psychiatry residents and fellows to serve underserved children and youth through age 25 and their families, as well as others at risk of chronic behavioral health conditions..

Applicants should provide information that includes:

  • The number of current or proposed residents that the applicant plans to admit in the existing or proposed program
  • Current and/or proposed rotations in underserved communities and in rural settings
  • Plans to sustain program after the grant expires

Funds may be used for:

  • Adding psychiatry residency/fellowship slots to an existing psychiatry residency/fellowship program
  • Recruiting culturally diverse residents and/or fellows that reflect the socio-demographic and other characteristics of underserved communities
  • Providing training in how to deliver culturally competent and linguistically appropriate psychiatric care
  • Increasing the number of hours psychiatry residents and/or fellows train in underserved communities
  • Providing training that leads to Board of Psychiatry and Neurology certification
  • Revising curriculum to include the PECE guiding principles:
    • Work in multidisciplinary teams that include primary care physicians, family nurse practitioners, and other health care workers with unserved and/or underserved groups in underserved communities
    • Provide services in a culturally competent and sensitive manner
    • Are trained in the values of wellness, recovery, and resilience, to include the role of self-help, recovery, and empowerment support
    • Are trained in assisting children and youth through age 25 and family members to access public benefits, work incentive provisions, and transition from a public to a private benefit system
    • Work in and foster a consumer and family member driven system of care
    • Provide integrated primary and behavioral health services, including assessment, diagnosis, outcome identification individual planning, and care coordination
  • Encouraging psychiatry residents and fellows to continue working in underserved communities after they complete their residency requirements

Eligible applicants are:

  • Existing ACGME-accredited psychiatry residency programs seeking accreditation of additional psychiatry residency and/or child and adolescence and addiction psychiatry fellowship slots and will receive accreditation before June 30, 2024
  • Hospitals or other organizations planning to seek accreditation of a new psychiatry residency program and expect to receive ACGME accreditation by June 30, 2027
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

New psychiatry residency programs may receive an award up to $2,500,000.

Psychiatry residency programs expansion may receive $175,000 per filled first year positions.

Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions, and online application are available on the program website.

Applicant webinar recording

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Children and youth · Culture and cultural competency · Graduate medical education · Health workforce education and training · Physicians · California

Organizations (1)

  • California Department of Health Care Access and Information, view details

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