Mission Statement: Physicians for a Healthy California’s CalMedForce program is committed to growing a diverse physician workforce by supporting, incentivizing and expanding graduate medical education in California. Our goal is to grow and strengthen the physician pipeline to meet the demands of California’s growing patient population, with a focus on medically-underserved areas and populations.
Program Oversight and Governance
PHC in partnership with UC developed the Advisory Council and Board to provide expertise and guidance regarding the Prop. 56 funded GME program. The Advisory Council is comprised of 15 organizational subject matter experts that are responsible for advising PHC and the Board on the following:
- drafting the application
- establishing grant eligibility criteria
- developing the scoring criteria
- supporting outreach efforts
- reviewing applications
- recommending funding
- developing administrative procedures
The Advisory Council had various recommendations to PHC regarding the application, eligibility criteria, and scoring criteria. Because the December 2018 cycle was the inaugural cycle, the Advisory Council took great lengths to validate that the eligibility and scoring criteria aligned with the statute.