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Minnesota State Loan Repayment Program

Sponsor
Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Deadlines
Aug 30, 2019
Contact

Debra Jahnke
651.201.3845
debra.jahnke@state.mn.us

Purpose

Minnesota's State Loan Repayment Program provides funds to pay back educational debt to primary care providers who agree to complete a 2 year service obligation in a federally-designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA).

Eligibility

Providers must be U.S. citizens, must not have any service obligations to another agency, and must be licensed and ready to begin full-time clinical practice at the approved site once a contract has been signed.

The following types of health professionals may apply:

  • Primary Care Doctors of Allopathic or Osteopathic Medicine
  • General Practice Dentists (D.D.S. or D.M.D.)
  • Primary Care Certified Nurse Practitioners
  • Certified Nurse-Midwives
  • Primary Care Physician Assistants
  • Registered Clinical Dental Hygienists
  • Clinical or Counseling Psychologists (Ph.D. or equivalent)
  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers (master's or doctoral degree in social work)
  • Psychiatric Nurse Specialists
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (master's or doctoral degree with a major study in counseling)
  • Licensed Marriage and Family therapists (master's or doctoral degree with a major study in marriage and family therapy)
Geographic coverage
Minnesota
Amount of funding

Up to $20,000 annually for primary care providers practicing full-time in nonprofit private or public sites in federally designated Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).

Up to $10,000 is available to half-time primary care providers meeting the same requirements.

Application process

Links to application instructions and the candidate application are available on the program website.

Completed applications may be submitted by:

Email:
health.loanforgiveness@state.mn.us

Mail:
Debra Jahnke
Minnesota Department of Health
Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
P.O. Box 64882
St. Paul, MN 55164-0882

Courier/hand delivery:
Debra Jahnke
Minnesota Department of Health
Office of Rural health and Primary Care
85 E 7th Place, Suite 220
St. Paul, MN 55101

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Dental workforce · Loans, loan repayment, and loan forgiveness for health careers · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Oral health · Physician assistants · Physicians · Primary care · Minnesota



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