The Primary Care and Psychiatry Shortage Grant, (Act 128), was created to encourage primary care physicians and psychiatrists to practice in underserved areas of the state of Wisconsin.
Under this program, up to 12 primary care physicians and up to 12 psychiatrists may receive a financial assistance award each fiscal year. The minimum financial assistance award is $20,800. If funds are available, eligible primary care physicians and psychiatrists may receive a financial assistance award in up to three fiscal years.
Primary care physicians and psychiatrists who have completed or will complete a graduate medical education training program in Wisconsin in 2014 or later and intend to practice in an underserved area in Wisconsin can apply. To apply, a Notice of Intent to Practice in an Underserved Area in Wisconsin must be submitted prior to accepting employment or becoming in any other way affiliated as a physician in an underserved area in Wisconsin.
For more information about the program, including qualifying primary care specialties and underserved areas, please see Primary Care and Psychiatry Shortage Grant Information.