CalMedForce GME grant program application cycle opens August 1

July 23, 2023

Physicians for a Healthy California (PHC) will soon begin accepting applications for the next cycle of the graduate medical education (GME) grant program, CalMedForce. This year’s application will be open from August 1 to September 15, 2023.

CalMedForce administers annual grants to fund residency positions at GME programs throughout California. CalMedForce dedicates voter-approved, state tobacco tax revenues from Proposition 56 (2016) to train physicians and help California address its growing physician shortage.

Awardees are selected based on their ability to support and expand the physician workforce to meet the demands of California’s diverse and growing patient population, with a focus on medically underserved populations. Eligible GME programs include family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics and emergency medicine. Additionally, combined programs with at least one eligible discipline are welcome to apply.

All eligible residency programs are encouraged to apply. Each year, the program awards approximately $38 million to residency programs across California. To date, CalMedForce has awarded $189 million to 500 awardees, funding 966 resident positions.

For more information and to sign up for an informational applicant webinar, visit calmedforce.org


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