“I cannot express enough gratitude about being named a Tandigm scholar. It shows that there are still some who are committed to Primary Care and see the value in the work that we do. I could not be more excited about the opportunities this scholarship will give me, in both a mentoring capacity, as well as finally laying my debt to rest.”Lori Truman-Kraft, MD
During the duration of the three-year program, Scholars will have a designated Tandigm Scholars Mentor who will provide support for professional development, and work with the Scholar to positively impact Tandigm Health practices and programs supporting population health and value-based medicine.
Mentors will work with the Scholar to develop a plan outlining roles and responsibilities, as well as a timeline for meeting expectations. The Scholars Program will also provide various touch points within the year for the Mentor and Scholar to ensure collaboration and support is provided to the Scholar.
Scholars are asked to conduct a Quality Improvement project based on the Scholar’s area of interest, which elevates the Scholar’s role within the practice and as a Tandigm Health primary care physician. Although Scholars may conduct their projects independently, the Scholar’s Mentor is available to work with each Scholar to develop a meaningful project proposal that is grounded in population health and value-based care principles and that will benefit the Scholar’s practice. The project must clearly define an expectation to improve quality outcomes and/or reduce unnecessary costs. Measurable goals and targets will also be outlined in the project proposal.
One project may span for 3 years, or three annual projects may be undertaken over the course of 3 years. Each project must last at least one year.
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The 2023 Tandigm Scholars Application Process
Before you begin your application, please read more about the Tandigm Scholars Program eligibility and ongoing requirements, as well as other documentation you will be required to submit to complete your application.
Each year, up to five Tandigm Health Primary Care Physicians will be honored as a Tandigm Scholar. Scholars will be awarded $20,000 each year over the course of three years. The total Scholarship caps at $60,000 and must be used to offset existing educational debt.
Scholars may lose their status of a Scholar should they not meet the ongoing eligibility and service requirements of the Scholarship.
Scholarship Ongoing Requirements:
Scholars must continue to meet the Scholar Program service requirements to maintain their Scholar’s status. Scholars who fail to meet the ongoing requirements are at risk of losing their status as a Scholar. These ongoing requirements include the following:
Part 1: The Online Application
The online application can be found by visiting www.TandigmScholars.org. Applicants must complete all portions of the application and provide a detailed essay. Sections include:
Part 2: Request of Supporting Documentation
After submitting an online application, the applicant’s application will be reviewed for completeness. The applicant will then be contacted via email from Scholars@TandigmHealth.com within two business days, and asked to either review, submit, or complete the following:
Each applicant will have the opportunity to revise their application prior to the deadline. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. All applicants are encouraged to apply in advance of the deadline.
The application and all supporting documentation must be submitted by Friday, March 31, 2023.
Candidate Selection Process
Candidates will be selected based on both objective and subjective evaluation criteria. Interviews may be requested at the discretion of The Tandigm Scholars Program.
Notification of an Award
Applicants selected as Scholars will be notified of the award no later than Sunday, April 30, 2023. All awards need to be accepted by Sunday, May 14, 2023.
If an award is not accepted by an applicant by the Sunday, May 14, 2023 deadline, it will be revoked and withdrawn, and may be offered to an alternative applicant, who then must accept the award no later than Friday, June 09, 2023.
Please contact Scholars@Tandigm.com
The Tandigm Scholars Program accepts primary care physicians of any race, color, religion, and national and ethnic origin to all of the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to the Scholars. The Tandigm Scholars Program does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, and national or ethnic origin in the administration of its policies; the nomination, eligibility and selection criteria; the terms and conditions applicable to the scholarship participants; the time commitment required of the Scholars; and any other Program administered activity.