Doctors for Our Communities
Idaho and its rural communities face a chronic shortage of primary care physicians. The Primary Care Initiative (PCI) is dedicated to helping improve access to healthcare for Idahoans.
What We’re Doing
The Primary Care Initiative is encouraging new doctors to practice in rural Idaho. To accomplish this, PCI will pay down tuition debt for medical graduates who commit to practicing primary care in rural Idaho. The Initiative also funds scholarships for medical students planning to go into primary care.
By incentivizing physicians to go into primary care, PCI will help ensure Idaho’s rural communities have access to the healthcare they need now, and for generations to come.
in the nation for the number of primary care providers per 100,000 residents
Source: Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) 2021 Workforce Study
in the nation for the number of active physicians and resident physicians per 100,000 residents
Source: Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)