Funded by The John Templeton Foundation, since 1995 GWish has given financial awards to medical schools and residency training programs for the development of programs in spirituality and medicine.
Award for Curriculum Development in Medical Schools
Forty-nine top medical and osteopathic school courses have received this award since 1995, which has been key in broadening medical and osteopathic school curricula to include the critical dimension of spirituality as it relates to whole person care and compassionate care. It is given to outstanding undergraduate medical and osteopathic school programs for incorporating issues related to spirituality and medicine into their curricula. This is a four-year, $50,000 award.
Award for Curriculum Development for Primary Care Residency Training Programs
This three-year, $30,000 residency award is given to outstanding primary care residency training programs that address spirituality and mental health. Since 2000, 28 primary care residency programs have received this award. Like the other two spirituality and medicine award programs, submissions for the Primary Care Residency Training Award are a part of a competitive process, judged by independent reviewers from around the country.
Award for Curriculum Development for Psychiatry Residency Training Programs
This award program encourages the implementation of residency training programs that explore the relationship of spirituality to health and mental health. Since 1998, 32 residency programs have received this award. This three-year $30,000 award is given to outstanding psychiatric residency training programs that address spirituality and mental health.