This week, Physicians for a Healthy California announced 73 awards totaling $38 million in the inaugural cycle of its CalMedForce Program, which provides funding for graduate medical education programs in California.
The program is committed to growing a diverse physician workforce by supporting, incentivizing, and expanding graduate medical education in California. Its goal is to grow and strengthen the physician pipeline to meet the demands of California’s growing patient population, with a focus on medically underserved areas and populations.
In the program’s first application cycle, 131 applications were submitted, totaling approximately $147.3 million in requests to support 594 residents. The 73 programs that received awards in this cycle represent 156 residency slots in programs from all across California, in both urban and rural areas. Programs that focus on medically underserved areas and populations were given priority.