The UPTODATE® Subscription Grant Program, in collaboration with SGIM, provides a one-year subscription to UpToDate® in Internal Medicine to select hospitals, clinics, or individuals in medically underserved areas. This initiative aims to support those who could greatly benefit from UpToDate® but lack the financial means to subscribe. This program is exclusively funded by UpToDate®, Inc. Learn more about UpToDate®.
- Applicants should be primary care physicians practicing or teaching in medically underserved communities (details below).
- Applicants must not have current access to UpToDate®.
- Evidence of financial need and reasons for the institution's inability to fund the subscription is required.
- Briefly explain how UpToDate® will enhance patient care and teaching capabilities.
- SGIM membership is not mandatory. However, applications from SGIM members will be prioritized.
- Definition of an underserved community:
- Located over 50 miles from a city with 400,000+ residents.
- High minority or low-income resident areas.
- Recognized health profession shortage areas.
- Practices where over 50% of patients are Medicaid beneficiaries, uninsured, or minorities.
- Must have a computer with internet access. A printer is recommended for accessing valuable patient resources.
Submit an electronic proposal (max. two pages, double-spaced) detailing:
- Your clinical setting, role in the community, and any teaching responsibilities.
- How UpToDate® will be utilized to enhance patient care and teaching.
- Why the subscription is crucial for your care provision.
Grantees must provide a six-month report detailing their experience and utilization of UpToDate® in their clinical or teaching roles.
The selection committee will assess:
- The potential impact of an UpToDate® subscription on care and teaching quality.
- Demonstrated financial need for the subscription.
We accept applications on a rolling basis.