WHA, in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), is seeking rural hospitals and other health organizations to develop new graduate medical education (GME) programs. This new round of funding will support several three-year grants up to $750,000 for planning and implementing new GME programs in family medicine, general internal medicine, general surgery, pediatrics, and psychiatry.
WHA’s research-based ‘grow our own’ formula—a student of a WI high school or with other connections to the state graduates from a Wisconsin medical school and completes a Wisconsin residency—significantly increases the odds of the new physician remaining in Wisconsin to practice.
Grants cover the majority of development costs, including, but not limited to :
Program staff, e.g., program director, education coordinator, etc.
Recruitment of rural clinical sites and rural faculty
Rural faculty engagement and development, including honoraria
Accreditation fees and site visits
Medical Resident recruitment and marketing
DHS will host a Question & Answer conference call Thursday, March 14, 2019,”stat for potential applicants. See the application request
Applications for funding are due Thursday, April 18, 2019. Contact Linda McCart
, DHS Policy Chief, with questions.