Graduate Medical Education Expansion Program
The Coordinating Board administers grant programs that support efforts to increase first-year residency positions through the Graduate Medical Education (GME) Expansion Program.
Beginning in 2013, the 83rd Texas Legislature appropriated $14 million to support several efforts to increase the number of first-year residency positions available in the state. In 2015, the 84th Texas Legislature streamlined these efforts and appropriated $53 million to increase the number of first-year residency positions and to establish new residency programs. The 85th Texas Legislature increased funding to $97.1 million to continue support for the program in the 2018-2019 biennium. The 86th Texas Legislature continued support for the program, appropriating $157M for the 2020-2021 biennium.
Before the funds are disbursed, statute requires awarded applicants to verify that residency positions selected for funding are filled. The verification process is completed in the spring of each year, after resident matching results are announced.