Help Wisconsin ‘Grow Our Own’ Physicians

March 05, 2019

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.
Curriculum development
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 for details. 

Applications for funding are due Thursday, April 18, 2019. Contact Linda McCart , DHS Policy Chief, with questions.

This story originally appeared in the March 05, 2019 edition of WHA Newsletter