Patient Care Funds give residents a say in how best to provide for our patients.
CIR residents recognize that advocating for patients also means ensuring there is adequate funding to provide cutting-edge medical technology, conduct research, and implement innovations that help save the lives of patients who would otherwise fall through the cracks.
Patient care funds can be used to:
- Purchase equipment,
- Purchase educational materials, and
- Cover patient safety quality improvement projects.
To find out if your hospital has negotiated this benefit, visit your hospital page here.
Some of the projects funded include:
- Glidescopes, microscopes, simulation equipment (California)
- Medication safety conferences, research fairs (New York)
- Skateboard helmets for youth, pharmacy vouchers for indigent patients (New Mexico)
- Developed program to treat hundreds of refugees from over 70 countries (Massachusetts)
For access to applications for the following hospitals contact Anna Kazdan at email@example.com:
Highland/Alameda County Medical Center
San Francisco General Hospital
Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center
St. Mary Medical Center
This grant is designed to provide funds to projects that will lead to improvement in quality of patient care at Jackson Hospital. Click here to apply.
- Applicant and Organization Information
- Project Proposal and Information
- Cover Letter
- Letter of Support signed by Program Director and Faculty (Project) Advisor
- Itemized Budget
For access to applications for the following hospitals contact Jed Tyrpak at firstname.lastname@example.org:
Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
At UNM a resident-led committee manages an annual application process to allocate funding throughout the year. Previous projects have included an Accuvein vein finder for the NICU, a C-MAC for intubations in the ED, and therapeutic toys for the child psychiatry clinics.
Click here to apply.
Frequently Asked Questions – Coming soon!