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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 3, 2019

Paia Vang


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.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Up to $25,000 per year with a maximum of $100,000.

Application process

A link to the application is available on the program website.

Submit the completed application by email to

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

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