February 19, 2016
Area(s) of Interest: Medical School Physician Workforce Professional Development & Education
The deadline to submit applications for the 2016 Steven M. Thompson Loan Repayment Program is Monday, February 29. Award recipients will receive up to $105,000 to repay educational loans in exchange for a three-year service commitment in a medically underserved area of the state. The program was created in 2002 through legislation sponsored by the California Medical Association.
To be considered for an award, you must:Have a valid, unrestricted license to practice medicine in CaliforniaBe 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 institutionBe currently employed or have accepted employment in a federally designated "health professional shortage area" in California.Commit to providing full-time medical services in a Health Professional Shortage Area or Primary Care Shortage Area for a minimum of three years.
For application, eligibility and program questions, contact the Health Professions Education Foundation at (800) 773-1669 or email Jimmy.Miranda@oshpd.ca.gov.
The online application is available here. Click here for more information.