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Minnesota Rural Physician Loan Forgiveness Program

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Jan 6, 2024

Elizabeth Fenske and Dan Merkl


The Minnesota Rural Physician Loan Forgiveness Program offers loan repayment assistance to primary care physicians who agree to practice in a designated rural area of Minnesota.

A designated rural area is defined as a city or township that is outside the 7-county Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area, excluding the cities of Duluth, Mankato, Moorhead, Rochester, and St. Cloud.


Residents in pediatric, family practice, internal medicine, psychiatry, or OB/GYN programs, as well as primary care physicians who are currently licensed in Minnesota are eligible to apply.

Preference is given to applicants closest to completing their training; those who can demonstrate diverse cultural competencies; and those who plan to provide at least 25% of annual patient encounters to state public program enrollees and/or patients receiving a sliding fee schedule.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Up to $33,000 per year with a maximum of $132,000.

Application process

A link to the application guidelines is available on the program website when applications are being accepted.

Apply using the online grants portal.

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Loans, loan repayment, and loan forgiveness for health careers · Physicians · Primary care · Minnesota

Organizations (1)

  • Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care, view details

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