CalMedForce 2018-19 Application Cycle

Award Information

Applicant Information

2018-19 Awards

The Advisory Council and Board approved the following funding guidelines to disburse funding amongst primary care and emergency medicine.

Discipline Funding
Family Medicine $9.5 million
Pediatrics $7.6 million
Internal Medicine $7.6 million
Ob/Gyn $5.7 million
Emergency Medicine $7.6 million

The application consisted of multiple questions that were evaluated and scored consistent with the statute. In the inaugural year, the application contains only questions with objective quantitatively scored criteria. The electronic application auto-scored the applications. Therefore, the Advisory Council and Board did not score applications. Upon submission, staff reviewed each application for accuracy and completeness.

Staff balanced competing priorities when developing tiered recommendations. These competing priorities included funding high scoring applicants as well as distributing funds across many residency programs. As such, it will be noted that the tiers are similar, but not exact across the disciplines. The tiers were drafted as an acknowledgement that there were scoring distribution variances amongst the disciplines. Nonetheless, it will be noted that given the requests totaling approximately $147.3 million only a fraction of the requests could be honored. At all times, staff used the Advisory Council and Board-approved scoring criteria to develop its tiered approach. 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.

The following tables reflect data from the 2018-19 Grant Cycle.

Funding Overview for CalMedForce Grant Cycle 2018-19

  Requested Awarded
Number of Residency Training Programs 131 72
Number of Residency Positions 594 156
Total Funding Amount ($) $147,255,500 $38,195,000

Awarded Applicants for CalMedForce Grant Cycle 2018-19

  New Existing Expanding Totals
Number of Residency Positions 56 80 20 156
Total Funding Amount ($) $13,145,500 $19,650,000 $5,400,000 $38,195,000

Scoring distribution of all applicants.
*Minus and slots refer the number of residency positions requested. For example, a family medicine residency program with a score of 25 is placed in tier 1. The family medicine program with a score of 25 may have requested funding for 4 residency positions, therefore their award is “minus 1” residency position meaning they received funding for 3 residency positions
**0% refers to applicants receiving no funds from the one-time 200k allocation amount requested.

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