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Teaching Health Center Planning and Development Technical Assistance (THCPD-TA) TA Call - Shared screen with speaker view
derickson
41:46
Are institutions accredited as ACGME sponsoring institutions (but not maintaining ACGME residency accreditation) eligible for the teaching health center planning and development grant funding?
Marie Stephens
44:00
Are local county health department dental clinics eligible?
Elizabeth Franz
44:16
Are initially accredited SI FM Programs without a program or residents thus far able to apply ? A FQHC to be exact....
Sheree Storm
45:01
are FQHC sub-recipients able to apply directly or must we go through our FQHC partner? We are a dental only
Maggie Hadinger (LVHN)
45:49
Our Sponsoring Institution is an academic, community health network. We are a member of the Council of Teaching Hospitals and we serve both urban and rural populations, including a number of community-based ambulatory patient care clinics. Would we be eligible for either grants 105 or 107? Is there any situation wherein we might be eligible?
Joe Pino
46:26
Is a community based center that is an FQHC look alike an acceptable site?
Elizabeth Franz
46:46
What is we are only initially accredited as a SI without an actual program
carla (all pronouns)
47:04
We have participated in another residency training program as a placement site. Does this disqualify us? we are not accredited, are only a subgrantee/poacement site.
Kim Roe
47:14
If we are a hospital based residency practice but our department wants to expand to a third site housed in some of our rural health practices, would be qualify/
carla (all pronouns)
47:18
*placement site
Jay Manzo
48:08
Would an organization that is accredited by ACGME as a Sponsoring Institution but that does not currently operate a residency program and does not have ACGME specialty-specific accreditation for a residency program be eligible to apply for this opportunity?
Kiraleigh Cooper
48:25
What if we currently hold CODA accreditation for our dental programs, but we would like to apply for ACGME accreditation to create a family medicine residency program? Would we still be eligible?
Sheree Storm
48:36
If we are accredited this month, it this the right grant or 105?
Bennett Shenker
52:34
If the sponsoring institution is a hospital system, but we are housing the residency practice at an FQHC, can we qualify? The FQHC is listed on the ACGME application, but it is not the sponsoring institution.
Peter Wood CHI
52:49
If our organization currently has a family medicine and psychiatry residency programs (both ACGME accredited), would we be eligible to receive 22-107 funds for the development of a CODA accredited dental residency program?
Linda Tobey
53:34
Several related questions re HPSA Scores: 1) If a residency program operates in multiple locations (i.e. one main location with residents rotating to rural locations with their own HPSA designations) could we add all locations/HPSA scores and get a higher overall HPSA score: 2) Does being located in an MUA but not a HPSA designated area count? 3) If the lookup shows that a location has a HPSA score of 16, would that count for 4 points?
Captioner - Randi
53:49
Can the speaker slow down for accessibility
Jennifer Genuardi
54:00
number of trainees on the budget is it jus the number of residents expected for 2024-25 ie if it is our first class and we have 2 residents (interns)
courtneybrown
54:04
Will this be the only time this type of award will be accepting applications? Or might there be similar opportunities in the future?
Josefina Atienza
56:59
What is the minimum number of residents that is required to be trained to achieve and maintain accreditation?
Heather Spann (she/her) Open Door Health Center, Mankato, MN
57:57
Where can I learn about the accreditation process?
Bobbi Desrosiers
58:49
Can we apply for this funding opportunity, if we have not YET solidified an agreement with a hospital for inpatient services?
jpauwels
59:14
The financial sustainability of many potential new THC programs would need the direct THC funding support. However, that current NOFO would not be accessible to these grantees. Will there be future THC grant cycles for position funding, or any other options for these programs to gain new funding?
Elizabeth Franz
01:00:10
What type agreement letters do you need with hospital partners or POTENTIAL hospital partners
Elizabeth Franz
01:01:23
So MOU would be for those who are able to show potential partnership with Hospital
Thomas Staff
01:01:33
How do we budget for the cost to create a consortium?
Brittney Hall
01:02:40
Can applicant serve medically underserved urban area?
Linda Tobey
01:03:14
If we are applying for two separate residency programs run by our FQHC in different parts of the state--both in Family Practice--but each associated with a different University teaching program--would that be one or two applications?
Anita Case
01:03:38
If awarded this grant and a residency program is developed, what's the likelihood of continued funding through HRSA for the program beyond the planning period?
Cara Cahoon
01:03:50
A bibliography attachment is referenced in the grants.gov workspace under “Research and Related Other Project Information” – is bibliography required as an attachment or can we use footnotes within narrative instead?
Lori Timmons
01:04:51
Will the answers to the questions be poste?
Josefina Atienza
01:04:58
When is the next cycle of funding for this program?
Sheree Storm
01:04:59
How can we access the presentation and this recording?
Elizabeth Franz
01:05:01
Can we submit an application with letters of support and MOUs from the hospital partners we hope to have a relationship with for in patient rotations ???
Don Wheeler
01:05:02
If we say are sustainability plan is to request additional support from HRSA, is that acceptable?
Jonathan Melk MD, CEO, Chiricahua CHC
01:05:31
If we apply for a 1) pediatrics residency and 2) dental residency, these are submitted each with their own $500 k budget?
Elizabeth Franz
01:05:34
INITIALLY accredited only with no program as of yet
RHuot
01:05:46
If the NOA is Dec/21, can your residency start in June of 2022, as most traditional residencies start?
Elizabeth Franz
01:05:57
We cannot apply with no program??
jpauwels
01:06:57
Elizabeth, you CAN apply; this is for program development, not SI development (although that may also be needed for many).
Kristin Gordon
01:07:02
This funding opportunity has a two year project period and is to support the establishment of new, not-yet-accredited primary care residency programs
Tanya
01:07:02
If a FQHC has already submitted for ACGME are they eligible?
Elizabeth Franz
01:07:09
A sponsoring Institution with Initial Accreditation ONLY - with no program
Samantha
01:07:35
If we are are a FQHC with an ACGME accreditation for adult medicine, can we apply for this grant with the purpose of starting a psychiatry residency program?
Elizabeth Franz
01:07:59
Only for Sponsoring a program - we are initially accredited with no hospital partner and need to have funding to create the program - We cannot apply??
Josefina Atienza
01:08:21
What type of consulting services would be considered eligible costs? e.g., a consultant who will help develop the residency program
Trice Hickman Hayes
01:08:52
Are Primary Care Associations that support FQHC's eligible?
LoAn Nguyen
01:09:37
What is the process to apply if we are an FQHC clinic that is planning to work with the hospital partner to create a FM residency program?
Elizabeth Franz
01:09:47
If you are initially accredited to start a program how are you not able to submit an application?
Kristin Gordon
01:10:56
FQHC are eligible to apply for this program and are eligible recipients. If you are selected for funding, you may work with the THCPD-TA center to form any training partnerships to prepare to begin training residents once accredited and operational
jpauwels
01:11:11
There is confusion about the difference between Sponsoring Institutional (SI) accreditation and program accreditation. All programs MUST have an associated accredited SI; an SI may sponsor MULTIPLE programs. The accreditation process is entirely different for the SI and any program it sponsors.
Joe Pino
01:11:35
What is required in a GME consortium agreement and is there a website that has an example of one? Thanks.
Elizabeth Franz
01:11:50
can we please ask a question out loud?
Carl Yonder
01:12:19
We are only taking questions via chat.
carla (all pronouns)
01:12:22
can we establish a program for midlevels, or only docs?
Anne Scott
01:12:57
Is it anticipated that additional rounds of this award may be coming forward, perhaps in 2022?
Elizabeth Franz
01:13:13
How are we not able to apply for this grant if we have ONLY have INITIAL accreditation to sponsor and institution but do not have any ACGME accredited program?
Ajay Gehlot
01:14:44
Does our local AHEC needs to be part of the consortium or they can just support us and give us a letter of support.
Stephanie Pagliuca, Bi-State
01:15:49
is there a minimum number of residents that must be trained each year for family medicine?
Angela Castro-Jenkins
01:16:02
Would you be able to use Grant money from the TCHPD funding to pay for the consortium creation fees -lawyers etc?- I have conflicting information, via email I was told no, but the budget forms have a specific category that says consortium. Would you please clarify that? the Budget form in question is Research & related Budget Form - Budget Period 1, I found that on the section F Other Direct Costs there is item 5. Subawards/Consortium/Contractual Costs outlined.
Nancy Taylor
01:16:18
If we are an existing THC wanting to explore a Rural Training Track that is not yet existing nor accredited, do we qualify to apply since our existing community-based program is accredited?
Kristin Gordon
01:16:53
Stephanie, that is a question best for ACGME but I believe the minimum for a traditional Family Medicine program is 12.
Josefina Atienza
01:17:01
For the Sustainability Plan, how much funding commitment will you need say from a private funder? Is there a minimum amount of funding we need to show that we can secure?
bcuccia
01:17:33
so an FQHC with a dental program can apply for a dental residency and start accepting residents in June 2022, if awarded but begin recruiting sooner for other support?
Sheree Storm
01:18:17
can we apply if we receive CODA accreditation between the application deadline and 12/1/21?
Josefina Atienza
01:19:26
Given the Aug. 30 deadline is not that far away, do you need letters of support at the time of application submission, or can we have these by the start of the performance period.
Kiraleigh Cooper
01:20:45
Would training costs for existing employees beeligible if they will bolster operations of the program? (I.e., health administration courses)
Dr. Brianna Hillier
01:23:06
forgive me if this was answered already, but when was the last time funding like this was available?
rspencer
01:24:07
What is the minimum number of residents per year that would be expected?
Kristin Gordon
01:24:21
This is the first THCPD opportunity, made possible due to funding made available through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
Elizabeth Franz
01:24:42
Do you encourage an initial accredited Sponsoring Institution with no ACGME accredited program to apply with use of our need to Develop a program??
Don Wheeler
01:24:49
can we charge the residents fees?
Elizabeth Franz
01:25:38
THANK YOU! :)
Elizabeth Franz
01:25:41
Sorry !
Don Wheeler
01:25:56
Can we charge "tuition" and use the funds to sustain the program?
Elizabeth Franz
01:26:09
👍
Kristin Gordon
01:26:45
Elizabeth, the sponsoring institution may be accredited, and can then apply for THCPD to assist with the costs of achieving accreditation for a program in one of the eligible primary care specialties
Elizabeth Franz
01:27:35
Thank you Kristin!
Elizabeth Franz
01:28:22
Sure thing!
Elizabeth Franz
01:28:30
I think i mistyped and I got it now!
Don Wheeler
01:28:37
😷
Sheree Storm
01:28:46
what is your email address?
Elizabeth Franz
01:28:59
🤐efranz@sunriver.org
Maya Bass (she/her)
01:29:46
If we have already started the application for accreditation with the ACGME under a hospital system with the site in an FQHC, are we still eligible since we didn't do a GME consortium. Will they let us do that after the application has already been submitted?
Unnati Patel
01:30:01
I would like to receive a PDF of this PPT at upatel1@iuhealth.org. Thanks.
Elizabeth Franz
01:30:45
Our site visit is next week - and we still have no prog
Jerry Garcia
01:31:29
I would like to also receive a copy of the PPT at jerrygarcia@seamarchc.org. Thank you.
Thomas Staff
01:32:03
Thank you very much for this. Could you clarify what costs of creating a GME consortium could be covered by the PD grant?
Pearl Lee
01:32:16
Does anyone know how many residents are needed for ACGME accreditation for an internal medicine program?
Kristin Gordon
01:33:20
Pearl, I believe it is 15 but again, it would be best to consult ACGME
Taylor McGowan (she/her)
01:33:31
MD and DO residents only?
Elizabeth Franz
01:34:04
Thank you!
Elizabeth Franz
01:34:11
Sorry for asking so many times!
Taylor McGowan (she/her)
01:34:20
Can pharmacy residents be included?
Kristin Gordon
01:35:56
Taylor, THCPD can support the establishment of programs in the following specialties: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics, Psychiatry, OB/GYN, General Dentistry, Pediatric Dentistry, and Geriatrics. Pharmacy is not included as an allowable program within the statute.
Taylor McGowan (she/her)
01:36:43
What about Osteopathy (DO), Kristen?
Taylor McGowan (she/her)
01:36:57
within the listed specialties of course!
Maggie Fasbender
01:37:00
@Don Wheeler - No, you may not charge residents. ACGME requires that institutions pay the residents a stipend/salary and cover certain benefits and other educational costs.
Kristin Gordon
01:37:35
DOs may train within a THCPD-established program, after it has been accredited, yes - if I understand your question correctly!
Maggie Fasbender
01:37:39
You can refer to ACGME Institutional Requirements on what is expected for the residents.
Taylor McGowan (she/her)
01:37:46
Thanks so much!
Pearl Lee
01:38:18
According to ACGME, we must provide 36 months of supervised graduate medical education for internal medicine programs, but this funding is only for two years. Do we need to explain how the third year will be funded or explain what the third year entails? Are we allowed to use HRSA funds to support the third year costs?
Kristin Gordon
01:38:19
Yes, and thank you, Maggie - ACGME will have their own requirements as to what is acceptable in terms of resident training and certifications
Cara Cahoon
01:39:09
So an SI who is accredited is allowed? The earlier question response re: SI makes it sound like the applicant (who is the SI, correct?) cannot be accredited. Or does the applicant have to be different than the SI? i.e. if an applicant is an FQHC but not accredited, they cannot be the SI because SI has to be accredited?
Don Wheeler
01:40:50
Could residents be foreign-trained, not currently residing in the United States but perhaps apply for a student visa to participate in the program?
Josefina Atienza
01:41:03
Will this funding cover cost of existing staff who are involved in planning the residency? or for a Director for the residency program development project?
Kristin Gordon
01:41:27
Pearl, this program provides funding to support the costs associated with establishing a new residency program rather than providing a payment to support actual resident FTE training within the programs. The THCGME payment program (HRSA-22-105) provides those payments and may be used to support the three years of training needed by residents within an Internal Medicine program.
Pearl Lee
01:42:58
Thank you Kristin
Kristin Gordon
01:43:09
Josefina, yes; THCPD funds may be used to support faculty salaries during the development stage, as well as for the recruitment and retention of these staff members
McGee Meredith
01:44:03
Don, you cannot charge the residents tuition. You pay them a salary and benefits. They are physicians. You can accept graduates of foreign medical schools in your residency program. They must all apply through the national residency matching program. Please review the ACGME program requirements at ACGME.org.
Anita Case
01:44:11
what's the minimum residents in dental, non rural?
Thomas Staff
01:44:16
Is the salary limit in the PD program a total amount for all faculty?
courtneybrown
01:44:23
You said the GME consortium does not have to be established at the time of application correct?
Kristin Gordon
01:45:30
Anita, it may be best to reach out to CODA with questions on minimum number of allowable trainees
Josefina Atienza
01:45:44
I'm confused. You said that the cost of creating a consortium is not covered by the funding, but earlier you mentioned that the cost of consulting services, e.g., lawyer to help develop the consortium, would be covered. Please clarify.
Kim Perry
01:46:51
For clarity, this does not cover midlevels such as Nurse Prac, Physician assistants correct?
Jennifer Genuardi
01:47:08
what is your email address:
Kristin Gordon
01:47:16
Kim - Yes, that is correct.
Kim Perry
01:47:51
Thank you!! (smile)
Kim Perry
01:49:14
please go back to the last slide
Maggie Fasbender
01:49:14
Thank you, very helpful!!
Kelly Rondou (she/her)
01:49:18
Thank you - great TA call with a lot of good info. Looking forward to the FAQ
Cara Cahoon
01:49:18
Thank you Tonya and team!
Cheryl Lord-Hernandez
01:49:21
Go back to contact slide?
Josefina Atienza
01:49:22
Thank you, Tonya!
Albert Abena
01:49:24
Thank yopu!
Elizabeth Franz
01:49:27
THANK YOU
Dave Holub
01:49:31
Thank you very much
Cheryl Lord-Hernandez
01:49:32
Thanks