Mathematica, a policy research group working with the California Health Care Foundation, has issued two requests for proposal (RFP) on grants for graduate medical education (GME) programs in California.
The first RFP is for hospitals interested in using small grants to explore the feasibility of beginning GME programs. Eligible hospitals include those in the state of California that have never sponsored a GME program. The feasibility study grants range from $25,000 to $40,000 over nine months, and hospitals are required to match 25% of the awarded funds. These grants are intended to be large enough to encourage hospitals to engage in internal discussions about GME and to hire a consultant for a high-level assessment of feasibility.
The second RFP is for hospitals to support the start-up of new GME programs. Eligible hospitals must not have yet triggered their Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services cap or be GME-naive. Start-up funding grants of up to $125,000 will be awarded over 12 months. Hospitals are required to match 100% of the awarded funds.
Responses for both RFPs are due via email no later than 5 p.m. (PT) Aug. 12. A fact sheet on the impact of a GME program is available from Mathematica.