West Conshohocken, PA (August 23, 2023) – Tandigm Scholars, a nonprofit organization formed by Tandigm Health, LLC to support deserving primary care physicians, announced the selection of its 2023 scholarship recipients. Since the program’s launch in 2015, Tandigm Scholars has awarded nearly $1.5 million in scholarships to 39 physicians to offset education debt.
Each scholar is awarded up to $60,000 over the course of the three-year program to offset existing education debt. Beyond financial support, scholars work with a mentor who provides guidance on professional development, population health programs, and the delivery of value-based care.
The 2023 Tandigm Scholars are:
- Gregory Swan – Christine Meyer, MD and Associates, Exton, PA
- Nathan Gorman – Central Bucks Family Practice, Doylestown, PA
- Sean Duffy – Feasterville Family Practice, Feasterville, PA
Physicians completing residency programs carry an average of more than $200,000 of educational debt, according to 2020 data from the Association of American Medical Colleges, and this burden can dissuade students from pursuing certain medical careers. This is especially apparent in areas like primary care and family medicine, which have historically paid less than many specialties. The Tandigm Scholars program aims to assist in alleviating some of the student debt burden.
“Primary care physicians are central to transforming healthcare delivery,” said Frank Ingari, Tandigm Health Chief Executive Officer, and Tandigm Scholars Chairman. “Through the Tandigm Scholars program we support and reward outstanding physicians in our local community with financial assistance and invaluable mentorship, so that they are empowered to improve individual and collective health through quality care at a lower cost and with a positive patient experience.”
“The Tandigm Scholar experience has been invaluable,” said Meghan Belamorich, MD, a 2020 Tandigm Scholar. “Working on multiple quality improvement projects with a personal focus on the patient experience has helped me to grow as a physician. Learning from my mentor while keeping up to date with my peers and their projects has motivated and inspired me to bring new developments to my own scope of practice. I truly cannot say enough about having this amazing experience with the added benefit of easing the financial burden of medical school and training.”
For more information on the program go to Tandigmscholars.org.