State Awards $10.6 Million to Train Physicians in Ambulatory Care Settings

Awards under Doctors Across New York Program will help to meet need for highly trained providers in community-based settings

ALBANY, N.Y. (June 13, 2012) – State Health Commissioner Nirav R. Shah, M.D., M.P.H., announced 17 awards totaling more than $10.6 million over three years for clinical training of medical residents and medical school students at freestanding ambulatory care sites.

The awards are being provided through the "Doctors Across New York" program, which provides funding for the training and placement of physicians. The grants are designed to help defray the costs of the clinical training provided at ambulatory care institutions, including diagnostic and treatment centers (D&TCs) and physician practices.

"As our health care system continues to evolve, we need to expand clinical training in ambulatory care settings where many patients receive care," Commissioner Shah said. "The Doctors Across New York program is an important resource to help train the next generation of physicians and these awards represent a critical and timely investment to ensure patients have access to high quality care."

The award provided through the Ambulatory Care Training Program will facilitate clinical training for nearly 1,000 medical residents and students at 43 community based sites, preparing our future physicians for a changing health care system.

Under a Request for Application (RFA), applicants were eligible for awards ranging from $50,000 to $250,000 per year for three years. Institutions that provide physician training, including hospitals, medical schools, and at a federally qualified health center (FQHC), were eligible to apply for a grant provided they have an affiliation or agreement with a freestanding ambulatory care site.

The following is the list of awardees, number of sites (in parentheses) and award totals:

St. Barnabas Hospital (2) $750,000
Ellis Hospital (1) $284,525
University of Rochester (1) $343,967
Albany Medical Center (1) $681,302
North Shore LIJ Health System, Inc (5) $594,235
New York Medical College (5) $743,040
Bronx-Lebanon Hospital (5) $718,952
New York Downtown Hospital (1) $750,000
Institute for Family Health (1) $746,403
South Nassau Communities Hospital (2) $303,187
SUNY Research Foundation on behalf of the University at Buffalo Dept. of Family Medicine (5) $750,000
Mount Sinai School of Medicine (3 $433,342
Rochester General Hospital (5) $547,249
The Research Foundation of SUNY Upstate Medical University (1) $750,000
Lenox Hill Hospital (3) $750,000
St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center (1) $742,770
Beth Israel Medical Center (1) $747,400
TOTAL (43) $10,636,372

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