August 03, 2021
Physicians for a Healthy California (PHC) is now accepting applications for the fourth cycle of the graduate medical education (GME) grant program, CalMedForce.
CalMedForce dedicates voter-approved, state tobacco tax revenues from Proposition 56 (2016) to train physicians and help California address its growing physician shortage, which is estimated to reach a 10,500-clinician shortfall by 2030.
Each year, the program awards approximately $38 million to primary care and emergency medicine residency programs across California. To date, more than $112 million has been granted to hospitals, medical centers and community clinics, benefitting 262 GME programs and supporting 556 residency slots.
All eligible residency programs are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to programs in medically underserved communities. New this year, combined residency programs with at least one eligible discipline are invited to apply. (Eligible disciplines are Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine.)
Applications are due by September 17, 2021, at 11:59 p.m.
For more information about the program, visit calmedforce.org.