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Montana Rural Physician Incentive Program (MRPIP)

Montana University System
Jul 24, 2020

Laurie Tobol

Sheila Newlun


The Montana Rural Physician Incentive Program was established to encourage primary care physicians to practice in medically underserved areas of rural Montana.

This program assists in the recruitment and retention of primary care physicians by providing debt repayment benefits for medical education to physicians who practice in areas of the state that are medically underserved and that demonstrate the need for assistance in physician recruitment and retention.


Eligible providers must:

  • Have qualified medical student loans
  • Have MD or DO degree
  • Valid state of Montana Medical License
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Up to $150,000 over a 1-5 year period of service.

Application process

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

Submit completed applications by mail to:

Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education
Montana University System
P.O. Box 203201
Helena, MT 59620-3201

Applications may also be submitted by email to using Montana University System secure mail.

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Loans, loan repayment, and loan forgiveness for health careers · Physicians · Primary care · Montana

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