IMG Primary Care Residency Grant Program - Minnesota Dept. of Health

IMG Primary Care Residency Grant Program

Application is due November 8, 4:30 p.m. CT.

Health care professionals who receive training in other countries face multiple barriers in transferring their credentials after relocating to the United States. These professionals would be at an advantage to serve minority and immigrant populations and help Minnesota foster strong healthy communities and address health inequities. To address these barriers and integrate this unique resource, the Minnesota Legislature allocated funding to create a program to assist these professionals.

Minnesota Statutes Section 144.1911 authorizes the Commissioner of Health to award grants to eligible grantees to support residency positions for Minnesota immigrant international medical graduates (IIMGs). (An IIMG is an international medical graduate who was born outside the United States, now resides permanently in the United States, and who did not enter the United States on a J1 or similar nonimmigrant visa following acceptance into United States medical residency or fellowship program.) 

Applications must be submitted online through the MDH Grants Portal website.

Grant application forms and guidelines:

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Updated Thursday, 23-Sep-2021 14:59:29 CDT