In continuing an initiative first supported by WHA to help with Wisconsin’s health care workforce in the state’s rural areas, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is now accepting applications for adding up to three new resident positions to existing accredited graduate medical education (GME) programs. Each position is capped at $75,000 per year for the length of the residency.
You can view the application process at this DHS website
. Completed proposals are due by noon, August 20, 2020. The program’s goal is to increase the number of residencies in priority specialties of family medicine, general internal medicine, general surgery, pediatrics and psychiatry, although other specialties may also be considered.
WHA has long been a leader in addressing Wisconsin’s health care workforce challenges. More physicians completing their residency training in Wisconsin can lead to those physicians staying in the state for their medical career. This “Grow Our Own” strategy involves providing students with Wisconsin ties and attending an in-state medical school additional opportunities for Wisconsin residencies. When this happens, there is an 86% likelihood that the physician puts down roots in the Badger State.
Any questions or requests for application process clarifications should be sent to DHS’ Linda McCart
by noon on July 28. While emails will be acknowledged, they will not be answered individually – instead, responses will be posted to a DHS website
on or before July 31.