The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Students to Service Loan Repayment Program (S2S LRP) pilot application cycle is now open. The S2S LRP provides loan repayment assistance to medical students (MD and DO) in their last year of school, in return for a commitment to provide primary health care services in eligible Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) of greatest need.
The program is seeking applicants who have an interest in serving communities with limited access to health care and in providing care through their initial service commitment and beyond.
The S2S LRP will provide funds to participants to repay their outstanding qualifying student loans while still completing health professions training.
Program Options Include:
Full-Time Clinical Practice. The NHSC will pay up to $120,000 for an initial three years of full-time clinical service defined as no less than 40 hours per week, for a minimum of 45 weeks a year.
Half-Time Clinical Practice. The NHSC will pay up to $120,000 for an initial six years of half-time clinical service defined as no less than 20 hours per week (not to exceed 39 hours per week), for a minimum of 45 weeks per year.
Annual payments of up to $30,000 will be made over the course of four years. With continued service, eligible providers may be able to pay off all qualifying student loans.
Learn more about eligibility and how to apply at http://www.nhsc.hrsa.gov/loanrepayment/studentstoserviceprogram/index.html?utm_source=iContact&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NHSC%20Update&utm_content=S2S+Announcement+to+Potential+Applicants