COMs and COM Institutions Receive Funding for Primary Care Programs

he U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced $19.3 million in funding to support programs to educate and train the primary care physician and physician assistant workforce. Recipients of FY 2011 Primary Care Training and Enhancement grants include A.T. Still University – School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona; Western University of Health Sciences; Nova Southeastern University; University of Pikeville; Michigan State University; University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; New York Institute of Technology; and Oklahoma State University, Center for Health Sciences. The grants, funded by the HHS Health and Human Resources and Services Administration, include the following programs:

  • Residency Training in Primary Care
  • Physician Assistant Training in Primary Care
  • Physician Faculty Development in Primary Care
  • Pre-doctoral Training in Primary Care
  • Academic Administrative Units in Primary Care

For a full list of recipients and more program details, visit here.

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November 2011
Vol. 5, No. 11