The link for the physican scholarship is: http://www.oshpd.ca.gov/HPEF/Programs/STLRP.html
For more information go the website for this program (and for other health care provider scholarships) at State of California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, Health Professions Education Foundation. There are also scholarships for Registered Nurses, LVNs, Dentists, Physician Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Pharmicists, SpeechTherapists, Certified Midwifes, Nurse Practitioners, and other health care providers and those deadlines vary. Review the website for deadline and application information.
This underserved area covers most of the state and is close to major urban areas. Visit the website link above for the map of the area covered.
The Health Professions Education Foundation (HPEF) contracts directly with recipients and does not require employers to provide or match funds. To be considered for this award, you must:
Be free of any contractual service obligations (i.e the National Health Service Corps Federal Loan Repayment Program or other financial incentive programs)
Have outstanding educational debt from a government or commercial lending institution
Have a valid, unrestricted license to practice medicine in California
Be currently employed or have accepted employment in a Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) or Primary Care Shortage Area (PCSA) in CaliforniaCommit to providing full-time medical services in a HPSA or PCSA for a minimum of three (3) years
Pass on this information to young professionals and students you know.
Posted by Tracy Green, Esq.
Green and Associates, Attorneys at Law.