Reminder: Applications for GME Residency Expansion Grants Due Aug. 31
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is seeking applicants
for a new round of funding aimed at growing our own physicians by expanding existing Graduate Medical Education (GME) program class size and creating new rural clinical training sites.
DHS anticipates making awards to several hospital and GME programs in this latest round of funding. Grant recipients will receive $75,000 per year per new resident position for a maximum of three full-time DHS-supported positions at any one point in time, or $225,000 per year per hospital and program.
WHA spearheaded the creation of these GME grants based on its research-based “grow our own” formula: A student at a Wisconsin high school (or with other connections to the state) who graduates from a Wisconsin medical school and completes a Wisconsin residency has a significantly greater likelihood of remaining in Wisconsin to practice.
Wisconsin’s strategic investment—over $20,000,000 in expansion grants and matching funds to date—and the public-private partnerships formed as a result of the GME grant program are paying off. The “grow our own” equation works. Since DHS implemented these grants in 2013, the expansion grants have supported eight existing GME programs to increase capacity by 32 residency positions. 70% of the physicians completing these residencies have remained in Wisconsin to practice.
GME Residency Expansion Grant applications will be accepted until noon on Aug. 31, 2021. Applications can be found here
Wisconsin hospitals currently hosting GME residents are encouraged to work with their GME program partners to expand residency slots and grow much-needed physicians for Wisconsin.
Contact WHA Senior Vice President of Workforce and Clinical Practice Ann Zenk