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Funding by Topic: Graduate medical education

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RHIhub for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

Kansas Bridging Plan
Loan forgiveness for resident physicians working in family medicine, internal medicine, or pediatrics who agree to a 3 year service contract to work in rural areas of Kansas.
Geographic coverage: Kansas
Application Deadline: Dec 31, 2018
Sponsor: University of Kansas Medical Center
Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program
Grants to establish and operate geriatric education centers that will work to equip the primary care workforce and develop a healthcare workforce that maximizes patient and family engagement and improves health outcomes for older adults by integrating geriatrics and primary care. Special emphasis is on providing the primary care workforce with the knowledge and skills to care for older adults and partnering with community-based organizations to address gaps in healthcare for older adults, promote age-friendly health systems and dementia-friendly communities, and address the social determinants of health.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 6, 2019
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Wisconsin Rural Physician Residency Assistance Program (WRPRAP)
Funds to expand and enhance graduate medical education training sites in rural Wisconsin, thus providing access to quality healthcare in rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Wisconsin
Application Deadline: Apr 1, 2019
Sponsor: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Tennessee Rural Residency Stipend Program
Offers a stipend to primary care physicians studying in Tennessee residency programs or physicians with Tennessee affiliations who are in out-of-state primary care residency programs in exchange for agreeing to practice in a rural/underserved area of Tennessee.
Geographic coverage: Tennessee
Application Deadline: Apr 30, 2019
Sponsor: Tennessee Center for Health Workforce Development
Hawaii Pacific Basin Rural Rotations
Placement and financial assistance for medical students and residents who would like to gain clinical experience in remote rural sites within the VA Pacific Islands Health Care System.
Geographic coverage: Hawaii
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Hawaii and Pacific Basin Area Health Education Centers
Illinois Health Professions Training
Illinois Primary Health Care Association works with partners to provide primary healthcare, dentistry, and behavioral health rotation opportunities in health centers located in medically underserved areas of Illinois.
Geographic coverage: Illinois
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Illinois Primary Health Care Association
Louisiana Physician Placement Service: Rural Scholars
Residency and fellowship placement assistance for health career students in Louisiana, with an emphasis on physicians committed to practicing primary care in a rural location in Louisiana following residency training.
Geographic coverage: Louisiana
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Southeast Louisiana Area Health Education Center
New Mexico Rural Clinical Internships and Rotations
Coordinates graduate level rural rotation experiences for family medicine residency, medical students, dental students, nurse practitioner students, and physician assistant students in New Mexico.
Geographic coverage: New Mexico
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Southwest Center for Health Innovation
North Dakota Rural Opportunities in Medical Education
A 24-28 week interdisciplinary experience in a rural primary care setting, open to third-year students at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences.
Geographic coverage: North Dakota
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences
Oregon Primary Care Residency Program Planning Grants
Planning grants to qualified hospitals and health centers in Oregon that intend to create primary care residency programs or family medicine rural training tracks.
Geographic coverage: Oregon
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Oregon Graduate Medical Education Consortium