Highlighting grantee successes

The Physicians Foundation has awarded over $49 million in grants since the launch of its grantmaking program in 2005. Grants support areas include physician leadership, physician practice trends, physician shortage, physician wellness, health information technology, and more.

Notable Foundation grants include a $1 million grant to Health Leads and a grant to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to develop the FutureDocs Forecasting Tool. In the span of five years, the Foundation has awarded $9 million through 86 grants that support physician leadership.

Click here for more information about grants awarded by the Foundation.

  • To reduce the negative impact that inefficient EHRs have on patients, The Kansas Health Information Network (KHIN) developed a physician-led program to improve the sharing of timely clinical data, and ultimately improve the delivery of patient care. As an extension of the program to reach more physicians across the nation, The Physicians Foundation Interoperability Fund was created. The fund leverages physicians as leaders in disrupting the health care system for the better – with patients top of mind.

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  • The Physicians Foundation awarded a grant in 2013 to the Medical Society of Virginia Foundation to launch a leadership program for physicians called evolve™. Amy Swierczewski, Program Manager for the Medical Society of Virginia Foundation, discusses the leadership program and how it impacted physicians and the community.

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  • The Physicians Foundation awarded a grant to the Mount Sinai Physician Wellness Program (PWP). Dr. Lauren Peccoralo, associate dean for faculty well-being and resilience for the Mount Sinai Health System, shares Mount Sinai's long-term vision for the Program and how they are further prioritizing provider wellness across divisions.

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  • The Physicians Foundation awarded a grant to the Palm Beach County Medical Society (PBCMS) Physician Leadership Academy of South Florida (PLA) to support its leadership education program. Karen Harwood shares how the PBCMS plans to enhance the leadership skills of Florida's physicians.

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  • The Physicians Foundation awarded a grant to the Mississippi State Medical Association (MSMA) Physician Leadership Academy to support its leadership development efforts. Phyllis Williams shares how the MSMA plans to enhance the leadership skills of Mississippi's physicians.

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  • The Physicians Foundation awarded a grant to the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) Foundation’s Kanof Institute for Physician Leadership (KIPL) to support its leadership development curriculum. Kristina Natt och Dag, PhD, MA, Vice President, Leadership Development, North Carolina Medical Society, shares how the KIPL has partnered with the Physicians Foundation to assist North Carolina physicians to be the drivers and agents of change toward patient-centered health care.

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  • The Physicians Foundation awarded a grant to the Wyoming Medical Society Wyoming Leaders in Medicine Physician Leadership Academy to support high-level training in leadership and advanced critical thinking skills. Sheila Bush, executive director, Wyoming Medical Society, shares how this program has partnered with the Physicians Foundation to assist Wyoming physicians in learning more about the healthcare landscape across multiple Wyoming communities.

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  • The Physicians Foundation awarded a grant to the Mayo Clinic Randomized Control Trial: Effect of Coaching on Mid-Career Physician Well-Being, Job Satisfaction and Fulfillment to support research on whether individual professional coaching improves physicians' well-being and job satisfaction. Liselotte Dyrbye, MD, MHPE, Professor of Medicine and Medical Education, Mayo Clinic, shares how this study has partnered with the Physicians Foundation to assist physicians in finding professional fulfillment and reducing the risk of burnout.

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  • The Physicians Foundation awarded a grant to the MGH Internal Medicine Professional Development Coaching Program to support physician residents' well-being and development of leadership skills. Kerri Palamara, MD, director of the MGH Internal Medicine Primary Care Residency Program and the coaching program, shares how this program has partnered with the Physicians Foundation to pair residents with a trained faculty coach to support physician well-being.

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