Preventive Medicine Residency
Grants are intended to promote postgraduate medical education in the specialty of preventive medicine. Preventive Medicine is the specialty of medical practice which focuses on the health of individuals and defined populations in order to protect, promote, and maintain health and well-being and prevent disease, disability and premature death. It is one of the 145 medical sub-specialties recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. Preventive Medicine encompasses three areas of specialization: (1) General Preventive Medicine and Public Health, (2) Occupational Medicine, and (3) Aerospace Medicine.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Fiscal Year 2016
In Academic Year 2015-2016, the Preventive Medicine Residency program supported 115 residents, most of whom were completing residencies in either Preventive Medicine/Occupational Medicine or Preventive Medicine/Public Health. Grantees partnered with 214 sites (e.g., local and state health departments, community-based organizations) to provide clinical training experiences for residents of which over 41.6% were in medically underserved communities. Of the 37 residents who completed their residency training programs in the past academic year, 91.9% received clinical training in a primary care setting, 70.3% received training in medically underserved communities and 10.8% received training in a rural setting. Sixty-nine percent of those who completed their residency intend to pursue employment or further training in primary care. Follow-up employment status collected from residents who completed training programs in AY 2014-15, of the 17 residents who graduated the prior year, 41.2% entered practice in either medically-underserved communities and/or in primary care settings. Funds supported a variety of infrastructure activities including curriculum development and faculty development. A total of 128 unique courses and training activities were developed, enhanced, and implemented during the academic year, providing training on emerging topics in preventive medicine for 1,426 students and advanced trainees; and supported 67 different faculty development programs and activities reaching 648 faculty members during the academic year.Fiscal Year 2017
the Preventive Medicine Residency program supported 130 residents, most of whom were completing residencies in either Preventive Medicine/Occupational Medicine or Preventive Medicine and Public Health. Grantees partnered with 232 sites (e.g., local and state health departments, community-based organizations) to provide clinical training experiences for residents of which over 44.4% were in medically underserved communities. These sites provided 671 clinical training experiences for residents. 63 residents completed their residency training programs in the 2016-2017 academic year.88% of PMR funded residents received training in primary care settings, and 82% received training in medically underserved communities. 2.2% of the clinical training settings were located in rural settings.. 32% of those who completed their residency intend to pursue employment or further training in primary care. 35 % of residents indicated the intention to pursue employment in medically underserved communities. Funds supported a variety of infrastructure activities including curriculum development and faculty development. A total of 200 unique courses and training activities were developed, enhanced, and implemented during the academic year, providing training on emerging topics in preventive medicine for 2,450 health professions students, residents, fellows, and practicing professionals.; and supporting 75 different faculty development programs and activities reaching 1080 faculty members during the academic year 2016-2017.Fiscal Year 2018
Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available
Sections 768 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 295c).
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Eligible Preventive Medicine Residency program grants are: (1) an accredited school of public health or school of medicine or osteopathic medicine; (2) an accredited public or private nonprofit hospital; (3) a State, local, or tribal health department; or (4) a consortium of 2 or more entities described in (1) through (3). Refer to the relevant Notice of Funding Opportunity for more specific information regarding eligibility. Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Government and Native American Organizations may apply if they are otherwise eligible.
For Preventive Medicine Residency program grants, each trainee receiving stipend support must: (a) be a citizen of the United States, a non-citizen U.S. national, or a foreign national having in his or her possession a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States; (b) be a physician who has graduated from an accredited school of medicine or osteopathic medicine in the United States; or if a graduate from a foreign school, meet the criteria of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, for entry into the program supported by this grant; and (c) plan to complete the grant-supported program and engage in the practice and/or teaching of preventive medicine, especially in positions which meet the needs of medically underserved populations.
Applicants should review the individual HRSA Notice of Funding Opportunity issued under this CFDA program for any required proof or certifications which must be submitted with an application package. The preventive medicine residency must provide documentation of current accreditation from ACGME or AOA or documentation from ACGME related to submission of an application for accreditation.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. HRSA requires all applicants to apply electronically through Grants.gov. All eligible, qualified applications will be forwarded to an objective review committee. Based on the advice of the objective review committee, the HRSA program official with delegated authority is responsible for final selection and funding decisions.
Notification is made in writing through a Notice of Award.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Approximately 120 to 180 days after receipt of applications.
Depending on Agency priorities and availability of funding, during the final budget year of the approved project period competing continuation applications may be solicited from interested applicants.
How are proposals selected?
Procedures for assessing the technical merit of grant applications have been instituted to provide an objective review of applications and to assist the applicant in understanding the standards against which each application will be judged. Critical indicators have been developed for each review criterion to assist the applicant in presenting pertinent information related to that criterion and to provide the reviewer with a standard for evaluation. Competing applications are reviewed by nonfederal expert consultant(s) for technical merit recommendations. Applications will be reviewed and evaluated against the following criteria: (1) Purpose and Need; (2) Response to Program Purpose; (3) Impact; (4) Organizational Information, Resources and Capabilities; and (5) Support Requested. See the most recent Notice of Funding Opportunity for detailed selection criteria.
How may assistance be used?
Awards are intended to assist in meeting the costs of planning and developing new preventive medicine programs; maintaining or improving existing residency training programs in preventive medicine, and providing financial assistance to medical residents enrolled in such programs. The applicants are required to propose a plan for evaluating any improvements in the educational program, such as the effect of the interventions on the knowledge, skills, and practices of the residents.
Indirect costs under training awards to organizations other than State, local or American Indian tribal governments will be budgeted and reimbursed at 8 percent of modified total direct costs rather than on the basis of a negotiated rate agreement, and are not subject to upward or downward adjustment.
Funds may not be used for the following purposes: new construction or major renovation activities, international training or travel, or specialty board certification exam fees.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Recipients are required to maintain grant accounting records 3 years from the date they submit the Federal Financial Report (FFR). If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the award has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records shall be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details. Additional Information: The recipient must agree to maintain non-federal funding for grant activities at a level which is not less than expenditures for such activities during the fiscal year prior to receiving the award.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The PMR funding opportunity provides support for a 5-year project period. Recipients draw down funds, as necessary, from the Payment Management System (PMS), the centralized web based system for HHS awards. Recipients drawdown funds, as necessary, from the Payment Management System (PMS). PMS is the centralized web based payment system for HHS awards.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Steven Coulter, MD, Medical Training and Geriatrics Branch, Division of Medicine and Dentistry, Bureau of Health Workforce
Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 15N-144A
Rockville , MD 20857 US
(Project Grants) FY 18$4,469,058.00; FY 19 est $6,499,989.00; FY 20 est $0.00; FY 17$4,469,058.00; FY 16$4,623,648.00; - Preventive Medicine Residency Grants.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Preventive Medicine Residency FY 2018 Range: $340,000 to $500,847; Average award $446,905 FY 2019 est Range $234,439 to $400,000; Average award $382,352 FY 2020 est Range: $0; Average award: $0
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
All administrative and audit requirements and the cost principles that govern Federal monies associated with this activity will be subject to the Uniform Guidance 2 CFR 200 as codified by HHS at 45 CFR 75. HRSA awards are also subject to the requirements of the HHS Grants Policy Statement (HHS GPS) that are applicable based on recipient type and purpose of award. The HHS GPS is available at http://www.hrsa.gov/grants/hhsgrantspolicy.pdf.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2019