Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Physicians Can Apply for Award Up To $105,000 for Serving In a Medically Underserved Area of California - Apply Dec. 1, 2016 to Feb. 28, 2017

Are you licensed in California and looking for a way to work in an underserved area and get student loan forgiveness? Physicians (allopathic or ostepopathic physician or surgeon) can apply for an award from the Steven M. Thompson Physician Corps Loan Repayment Program up to $105,000 in exchange for a service obligation in a medically underserved area of California. 
The link for the physican scholarship is: 

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 an allopathic or osteopathic physician or surgeon
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 California
Commit 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.


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