Subject matter experts needed for primary care residency grant program

September 02, 2016
Area(s) of Interest: Physician Leadership Professional Development & Education 

The Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), is seeking subject matter experts to join application review panels for the Song Brown Primary Care Residency Program. The program, which provides grant funding for primary care residency programs, is looking for variety of health care professionals, including physicians, residents and students.

The California Medical Association (CMA), as part of a coalition of healthcare stakeholders, was able to secure $100 million in the FY 2016-17 California State Budget to support and expand primary care residency training and programs in medically underserved areas through the Song-Brown Workforce Training Program and targeted investment in teaching health centers. The funding will be appropriated over six years to create a reliable and continuous funding stream that primary care residency programs in California so desperately need.

Advocating for additional funding for this program was a CMA priority and now that the funding has been appropriated, it is critical that physicians remain engaged in the process for awarding the funding.

Each review panel is comprised of up to five individuals and panelists may be asked to review up to 15 applications. Applications to serve as a reviewer are accepted on an ongoing basis.

For more information, click here.

Contact: Tyfany Frazier, (916) 326-3754 or tyfany.frazier@oshpd.ca.gov.


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