CalMedForce 2018-19 Application Cycle


2018-19 Awards

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

Discipline Approximate 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 consists 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.

Below is the 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.

2018-19 CalMedForce Grant Application

For more information about the past application cycle and grant recipients, visit the CalMedForce 2018-19 Application Cycle page.

Grant Recipients