The 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, created several new programs to support medical and graduate medical education (GME), with the intent to increase the number of residency positions in first-year GME programs in the state. The Resident Physician Expansion Program will provide awards, on a competitive basis, to encourage the creation of new GME positions through community collaboration and innovative funding. The legislature appropriated $5 million for the program in Fiscal Years 2014-2015.
The awards will be provided to physician residency programs at teaching hospitals and other appropriate health care entities according to program criteria developed with the input of various groups of stakeholders, including the Health and Human Services Commission, physicians, teaching hospitals, medical schools, and independent physician residency programs. In addition to creating new residency positions throughout the state, the program also places emphasis on increasing residency positions in medically underserved areas in the state and on the support of medical specialties having shortages in the state. A further program goal is to maximize local and federal matching funds.
Senate Bill 215, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, called for the Coordinating Board to engage institutions of higher education in a negotiated rulemaking process, as described in Subchapter 2008, Government Code, in the development of such rules. New Resident Physician Expansion Grant Program proposed rules were adopted by the Board in July 2014.
The Coordinating Board is currently soliciting applications for the Resident Physician Expansion Grants Program. To be considered for a grant award, all Applicants must submit a completed Notice of Intent to Apply form by the established deadline to GME-Expansion@THECB.state.tx.us
In November 2014, the Coordinating Board released the Request for Applications for the Resident Physician Expansion Grants Program.
|Notice of Intent Form - November 2014||Request for Applications - November 2014|
For further information, contact:
Senior Program Director
Academic Quality and Workforce