Through our medicine programs, we prepare and assist primary care physicians and physician assistants by providing community-based training and faculty development.

Which medicine programs do we fund?

Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Payment (CHGME) Program

We provide federal funds to the nation’s freestanding children's hospitals to help them maintain their graduate medical education (GME) programs that train resident physicians and dentists.

Preventive Medicine Residency Program

We fund preventive medicine residency programs to increase the number of preventive medicine physicians and promote greater access to population-based health care.

Primary Care Training and Enhancement (PCTE) Programs

We fund medical education training programs for physicians and physician assistants to improve the quantity, quality, distribution, and diversity of the primary care workforce. PCTE programs include:

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Program

We provide institutional grants for postdoctoral primary care research training programs to prepare qualified individuals for careers, which will have significant impact on our nation’s primary care.

Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education Program

Our funding helps support the direct and indirect medical education expenses of training residents in new or expanding community-based primary care medicine and dentistry residency programs.

Rural Residency Planning and Development Program

In collaboration with the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, our funding helps expand the health workforce in rural areas by developing new physician residency programs in family medicine, internal medicine, and psychiatry.

Date Last Reviewed:  December 2018