Medical Education and Research Costs (MERC)
The Medical Education and Research Costs (MERC) Grant, administered by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), distributes grants annually to providers of clinical medical education. Funds for MERC come from several sources, including cigarette tax revenue, federal Medicaid matching funds and a carveout of medical education funds from the Prepaid Medical Assistance Program (PMAP).
The purpose of MERC is to fund a portion of the cost for clinical training of the following health professions in Minnesota:
|Advanced Practice Nurses||Advanced Dental Therapists|
|Chiropractic Students||Medical Students|
|Clinical Social Workers||Medical Residents|
|Community Health Workers||Doctor of Pharmacy Students|
|Community Paramedics||Doctor of Pharmacy Residents|
|Dental Students||Physician Assistants|
This website provides the necessary program information that will help training programs and sponsoring institutions complete the MERC grant application process.