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The deadline to apply for 2016 physician corps loan repayment program is Feb. 29

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 California

  • 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

  • Be 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.

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