(Updated: 05/14/20) Governor Gavin Newsom has released his administration’s revised state budget proposal for 2020-2021, which is facing at least a $54 billion deficit due to COVID-19. That figure is higher than the deficit during the Great Recession, three and a half times the state’s $16 billion rainy day fund and nearly 37% of the state’s general fund.
The budget proposal also included a $1.5 million increase to backfill and maintain CalMedForce, which administers annual grants to fund new residency positions at graduate medical education (GME) programs throughout California.
The budget process includes legislative review so a final decision may not be available until the state budget is approved, on or around June 15, 2020.
CalMedForce administers annual grants to fund new residency positions at graduate medical education (GME) programs throughout California. It is a publicly funded program through voter-approved tobacco tax revenues (Proposition 56 in 2016) and administered by PHC.
Hundreds of programs in hospitals, medical centers and community clinics have already received over $76 million so far to retain and expand GME programs in primary care (family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, and obstetrics and gynecology) and emergency medicine:
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Email CalMedForce@phcdocs.org or call (916) 551-2899.