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National Health Service Corps Students to Service Loan Repayment Program

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.547
Health Resources and Services Administration, National Health Service Corps, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Nov 21, 2019

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Students to Service Loan Repayment Program (S2S LRP) provides loan repayment assistance for medical and dental students who are in their last year of school, in return for a commitment to provide services in eligible Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) of greatest need.

Upon completion of residency, participants must engage in 3 years of full-time clinical practice at one or more NHSC-approved service sites located in a HPSA of greatest need.


To be eligible for the Students to Service Loan Repayment Program, applicants must be:

  • A United State citizen or U.S. National
  • Pursuing an MD, DO, DDS, or DMD degree at an approved, accredited school located in the United States, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. Territory
  • Enrolled as a full-time student in the last year of medical or dental school with a graduation date before July 1, 2020
  • Eligible for federal employment

Physician specialties include:

  • Family Medicine
  • General Internal Medicine
  • General Pediatrics
  • Geriatrics
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Psychiatry (including Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Amount of funding

Up to $120,000 in 4 annual installments of up to $30,000. Applicants must provide 3 years of full-time service NHSC-approved service site.

Application process

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

Online question and answer session
November 18, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Eastern

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Dental workforce · Loans, loan repayment, and loan forgiveness for health careers · Oral health · Physicians · Prenatal care and obstetrics · Primary care

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