The awards will be provided to physician residency programs at teaching hospitals and other appropriate health care entities according to program criteria, which will be 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.
In the spring of 2014, the Coordinating Board plans to develop rules for the program through a negotiated rule-making process. Applications will be solicited in fall 2014.