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Idaho Rural Physician Incentive Program (RPIP)

Sponsor
Idaho Bureau of Rural Health and Primary Care
Deadlines
Aug 30, 2018
Contact
Purpose

The Rural Physician Incentive Program (RPIP) offers loan repayment assistance to primary care physicians who agree to practice in Health Professional shortage Areas of Idaho that demonstrate a need for assistance in physician recruitment.

For the purposes of this program, primary care includes:

  • Family medicine
  • General internal medicine
  • General pediatrics

If there is a demonstrated high level of need in an eligible area, it may also include

  • Obstetrics and gynecology
  • General psychiatry
  • General surgery
  • Emergency medicine

The physician must spend a minimum of 28 hours per week on average providing primary care medicine services to patients in an eligible area and agree to serve for a period of 4 years.

Eligibility

Both Allopathic and Osteopathic physicians are eligible to apply. The physician must accept Medicare and Medicaid patients within the capacity of his or her medical practice.

Physicians who have paid into the RPIP fund as a student through either the Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho (WWAMI) medical education program or the University of Utah School of Medicine (UUSM) will be given a preference over other applicants.

Geographic coverage
Idaho
Amount of funding

Physicians are eligible to receive a maximum of $100,000 over a 4 year period toward their academic debt.

Application process

Links to maps of eligible areas and the application form are available on the program website.

Completed applications should be mailed to:

Bureau of Rural Health and Primary Care
Attn: Tonne McCoy
450 W. State Street – 4th Floor
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0036

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Emergency department and urgent care services · Loans, loan repayment, and loan forgiveness for health careers · Physicians · Primary care · Idaho



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