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HHS awards $320 million to expand primary care workforce

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has announced $320 million in grants under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to strengthen the health care workforce. Of those grants, $253 million will go to improve and expand the primary care workforce under the Prevention and Public Health Fund of the Affordable Care Act.

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Primary Care Residency Expansion (PCRE) - $167.3 million

The PCRE program funds 82 accredited primary care residency training programs to increase the number of residents trained in general pediatrics, general internal medicine, and family medicine. Grantees will use the 5-year grant to provide stipend support for new enrollees in 3-year primary care residency training programs. By 2015, the program will support the training of 889 new primary care residents over the number currently being trained and more than 500 of these residents will have completed their training.

http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2010pres/09/20100927e.html
 

ANCAdoc

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This is excellent news. As medical schools increase enrollment, this is a much needed buffer to ensure our graduates match.
 

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Quite a bit of that money will go to training of noctors.

Thanks Comrade Sebelius!

HHS awards $320 million to expand primary care workforce

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has announced $320 million in grants under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to strengthen the health care workforce. Of those grants, $253 million will go to improve and expand the primary care workforce under the Prevention and Public Health Fund of the Affordable Care Act.

...

Primary Care Residency Expansion (PCRE) - $167.3 million

The PCRE program funds 82 accredited primary care residency training programs to increase the number of residents trained in general pediatrics, general internal medicine, and family medicine. Grantees will use the 5-year grant to provide stipend support for new enrollees in 3-year primary care residency training programs. By 2015, the program will support the training of 889 new primary care residents over the number currently being trained and more than 500 of these residents will have completed their training.

http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2010pres/09/20100927e.html