December 4, 2023
Application Assistance for Rural Residency Funding – Apply by February 12
Learn more about what’s needed to apply for the newest funding opportunity for establishing rural residencies, the Rural Residency Planning and Development Program (RRPD) – HRSA-24-022. The FORHP-supported RRPD provides start-up funding for new residency programs to address physician workforce shortages in:
- Family medicine
- Internal medicine
- General surgery
- Preventive medicine
- Obstetrics and gynecology
Eligible applicants are rural hospitals and graduate medical education consortiums that may include:
- Historically Black Colleges and Universities
- Tribal organizations
A maximum of 15 awardees will receive up to $750,000 for a three-year grant period to develop new and sustainable programs approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, especially programs specifically designed for underserved areas and populations.
Research has shown that physicians from a rural background and those trained in rural settings are more likely to continue practicing in rural areas after completing their residencies.