IMG Clinical Preparation Grant Program
Applications are not being accepted at this time.
Minnesota Statutes Section 144.1911 authorizes the Commissioner of Health to award grants to support clinical preparation for Minnesota immigrant international medical graduates (IIMGs). A Minnesota IIMG is defined as an international medical graduate who:
- was born outside the United States,
- now resides permanently in the United States as a citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident,
- has resided in Minnesota for at least 2 years, and
- did not enter the United States on a J1 or similar nonimmigrant visa following acceptance into a United States medical residency or fellowship program.
The grant program supports clinical preparation for Minnesota IIMGs who are certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and who agree to practice post residency in rural or underserved areas of the state. Funds will be awarded after a competitive review process.
Eligible applicants are programs and sponsors of clinical medical education or healthcare providers that fulfill all of the following criteria:
- Are located in Minnesota,
- Have a history of providing clinical medical education or clinical preparation, and
- Are willing to provide clinical preparation in primary care, including exposure to ambulatory and inpatient medicine in one or more of the following specialties: family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics, pediatrics, psychiatry and rural medicine.
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