Picker Gold Challenge Grants for Residency Training

The submission window for the 2023-2025 Picker Gold Graduate Medical Education (GME) Challenge Grant Program is now closed, and we are no longer accepting submissions.

The Picker Gold Graduate Medical Education (GME) Challenge Grant Program provides 18-month grants of between $15,000 and $25,000 to support the research and development of innovative projects within the GME setting, specific interventions designed to facilitate successful patient-centered care initiatives. Our goal is to help physicians incorporate practices that bring patient needs and wishes into the center of all healthcare interactions. Learn about the collaboration between The Gold Foundation and The Picker Institute.

The expected outcome of a grantee’s project will be a demonstration, including a robust dissemination plan, of the measurable effects and sustainability of the effort to enhance compassionate, patient-centered-care in residency education.

The Gold Foundation is specifically interested in projects that include a focus on the values of diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism.

View examples of past projects.

Visit How to Apply for information on eligibility, selection criteria and the review process.

Recipients of the 2021-2023 Picker Gold Challenge Grants for Residency Training

NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Jessica Vernon, MD and Olivia Myrick, MD, MHPE
Improving Maternal and Child Outcomes through Quality Perinatal Mental Healthcare

Johns Hopkins
Marquita Genies, MD, MPH
Understanding the Family’s Perspective: Development of a Culturally Competent Curriculum to Increase the Acceptability of the COVID-19 Vaccine

Stanford University
Elizabeth Blecharczyk, MD
Innovative Neonatal Health Disparities Curriculum for Pediatric Residents Informed by Qualitative Research and Community Engagement

Read our announcement to learn more about their projects.