Primary Care

$$$$$ Loan Forgiveness $$$$$

This program is offered to individuals currently attending a program of study designed to prepare the individual for service as a midlevel practitioner. Selected participants are eligible for up to four years of loan forgiveness. For each year that a participant serves as a midlevel practitioner in a designated rural area for a minimum of 30 hours per week, the ORHPC will pay directly to the participant an annual lump (approximately $6,000). Contact the Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Rural Health and Primary Care, Attn: Loan Forgiveness Program Officer, P.O. Box 64975, St. Paul, MN 55164-0975; 800-366-5424, 651-282-6302; Continue reading

13000 Lump Sum Student Loan Forgiveness

This program is offered to first, second or third year primary care medical residents who plan to practice full-time in an underserved urban area in Minnesota. Selected participants are eligible for four years of loan forgiveness. During each year that a participant serves as a physician in an underserved urban area for a minimum of 30 hours per week for up to four years, the ORHPC will pay directly to the participant an annual lump sum of approximately $13,000. To learn more contact the Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Rural Health and Primary Care, Attn: Loan Forgiveness Program Officer, P.O. Box 64975, St. Paul, MN 55164-0975; (800) 366-5424

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$15,000 Loan Forgiveness Paid Directly toYou!!

This program is offered to individuals attending a program of study designed to prepare them to become a licensed dentist. Selected participants are eligible for up to four years of loan forgiveness. There is a minimum service obligation of three years. Each year a participant must deliver service totaling 25% of their yearly patient encounters to public program or sliding fee scale patients. In turn, the ORHPC will pay directly to the participant an annual lump sum (approximately $15,000 as of 5/1/04.) Contact the Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Rural Health and Primary Care, Attn: Loan Forgiveness Program Officer, P.O. Box 64975, St. Paul, MN 55164-0975; 651-282-6302, 800-366-5424; Continue reading

$90,000 Loan Repayment Assistance

This program is opened for Osteopathic Physicians only – 3rd year resident or beyond. Participants must agree to practice in primary care and work in a shortage area for four years. The Student Community Primary Care Initiative (SCPCI) will pay up to $90,000 of student loan debt to loans of the physician’s choice. Contact SCPCI/Financial Aid Office, Attn. Charlene Marinaro, Program Coordinator, 3200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312; 515-271-1671; Continue reading

15000 Loan Forgiveness Paid Directly To You

This program is offered to individuals attending a program of study designed to prepare them to become a licensed dentist. Selected participants are eligible for up to four years of loan forgiveness. There is a minimum service obligation of three years. Each year a participant must deliver service totaling 25 percent of their yearly patient encounters to a public program or sliding fee scale patients. In turn, the ORHPC will pay directly to the participant an annual lump sum of approximately $15,000. For more information contact the Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Rural Health and Primary Care, Attn: Loan Forgiveness Program Officer, P.O. Box 64975, St. Paul, MN 55164-0975; (800) 366-5424

Visit: www.health.state.mn.us/divs/chs/dentist.htm

13000 Per Year Of Loan Forgiveness For Rural Physicians

This program is offered to first, second, or third year primary care medical residents who plan to practice full-time in a designated rural area in Minnesota. Selected participants are eligible for four years of loan forgiveness. During each year that a participant serves as a physician in a designated rural area for a minimum of 30 hours per week for up to four years, the ORHPC will pay directly to the participant an annual lump sum of approximately $13,000. Applications are available by contacting the Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Rural Health and Primary Care, Attn: Loan Forgiveness Program Officer, P.O. Box 64975, St. Paul, MN 55164-0975; (800) 366-5424

Visit: www.health.state.mn.us/divs/chs/loan.htm