Commitment to Action

Reducing the Physician Shortage in Underserved Areas

Commitment by

MedPulse Foundation

In 2011, The MedPulse Foundation committed to enhance the capacity of underserved hospitals in Bakersfield, CA to treat primary care patients by funding 21 new training positions for medical school graduates who did not receive a job during the traditional residency placement process with a $1.5 million grant. Physicians funded through the program will be required to continue working in underserved hospitals for two years upon completion of residency, in return for their initial placement. By providing long-term training positions for medical students who would otherwise not be placed in residency programs, this model will help reduce the shortage of healthcare providers and, by extension, serve the needs of the patient community.

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Commitment

Reducing the Physician Shortage in Underserved Areas

Launched

2011

Est. Duration

4 Years

Estimated Total Value

$1,500,000

Region

Northern America

Countries

United States

Commitment by

MedPulse Foundation