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. The PCTE programs include:

Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry Career Development

We provide grant funding to support the development of future clinician educator faculty and leaders in primary care medicine and dentistry while also supporting innovative projects that involve the transformation of health care delivery systems. Awards are made to academic institutions to support one junior faculty member who plans to teach in family medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics, physician assistant education programs, general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, dental public health or dental hygiene.

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

We provide institutional grants for postdoctoral primary care research training programs that will prepare qualified individuals for careers that will have significant impact on the nation’s primary care

Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education Program

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

Date Last Reviewed:  June 2017