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International Medical Graduates (IMG) Primary Care Residency (PCR) Grant Program

Grants to Minnesota Medical Residency Programs for
Primary Care Positions for International Graduates

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Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care (ORHPC)

Deadline Date:

10/31/17 4:00 PM Receipt


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Grants to Minnesota medical residency programs, sponsors, and potential sponsors to support primary care residency positions for international medical graduates. Primary care specialties include general internal medicine, family medicine, psychiatry, obstetrics and gynecology, and internal medicine/pediatrics.

This program is one aspect of a comprehensive program authorized by Minnesota State Statute 144.1911 to address barriers to practice and facilitate pathways to assist IMGs integrate into the Minnesota health care delivery system, with the goal of increasing access to primary care in rural and underserved areas of the state.

Minnesota Primary Care Residency (PCR) Programs are invited to apply for grant funding to support residency training for immigrant international medial graduates through the International Medical Graduate Primary Care Residency Grant Program.

Eligible projects must establish one or more dedicated primary care residency slot(s) (or position(s)) for an Immigrant International Medical Graduate (IIMG) who has resided in Minnesota for at least two years, is certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and is committed to providing primary are for at least five years in a rural or underserved area in Minnesota post residency.

Minnesota IIMG is defined as an international medical graduate who:
-Was born outside the United States,
-Now resides permanently in the United States as a citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident,
-Has resided in Minnesota for at least 2 years, and
-Did not enter the United States on a J1 or similar nonimmigrant visa following acceptance into a United States medical residency or fellowship program.

Grant funds may be used for:
1. Training and retention of IIMG primary care residents;
2. Travel and lodging for IIMG primary care residents;
3. Salary and fringe of IIMG primary care residents, as well as faculty and preceptors related to training new IIMG residents; and/or
4. Training site improvements, fees, equipment, and supplies required for IIMG primary care residents.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 163093

Estimated Size of Grant:

Eligible primary care residency programs may receive up to $100,000 per primary care residency slot per year.

A program may apply for less than $100,000 per resident slot per year, and successful applicants may be awarded less than their request.

Term of Contract:

The anticipated date of the contract is July 1, 2018.

The grant will fund IIMG residency slots for up to four years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are programs, sponsors and potential sponsors of primary care residency positions that fulfill all of the following criteria:
1. Are located in Minnesota
2. Train or propose to train medical residents in one of the primary care specialties listed above
3. Train or propose to train medical residents primarily within Minnesota.
4. Demonstrate current accreditation and compliance with the Institutional and Program Requirements for Graduate Medical Education in the specialties listed above of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), or submit a credible plan to obtain accreditation.

Grant funds may not be used to support administrative costs not directly related to resident training.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant applications must be received by MDH no later than 4:00 PM, October 31, 2017. Applications postmarked prior to the October 31, 2017 but not received by MDH prior to the deadline will be considered late.

For selected grantees, an award letter will be sent by November 17, 2017.

Grant agreements begin July 1, 2018.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Yende Anderson, Coordinator, IMG Assistance Program

Mailing Address:
Minnesota Department of Health
Office of Rural Health & Primary Care
P.O. Box 64882
St. Paul, Minnesota 55164-0882

Courier Address:
Minnesota Department of Health
Office of Rural Health & Primary Care
85 East 7th Place, Suite 220
St. Paul, Minnesota 55101

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Minnesota