Rural Illinois Medical Student Assistance Program (RIMSAP)
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Illinois Farm Bureau, Illinois State Medical Society
The Rural Illinois Medical Student Assistance Program
provides loans and/or recommendations to University of
Illinois Medical School students who wish to specialize
in family practice or another primary healthcare field.
Recipients must agree to practice medicine in an approved
rural community in Illinois for a period of one year for
each year that financial aid is taken, upon graduation.
Freshmen applicants receiving a recommendation must
commit to a five-year practice period.
Only University of Illinois Medical School students are
eligible. Students must be willing to specialize in
family practice or another primary healthcare field and
work in rural Illinois after graduation.
Applicants must be:
- Illinois residents
- In the fourth year of college or have a bachelor's
- Have the signature of the county medical society
president or secretary on the application
- Have the county Farm Bureau president's signature on
Amount of funding
Loans of $6,250 are available per semester with a maximum
of $50,000 for four years of medical school. The interest
rate is 4%.
A link to the RIMSAP
brochure is available on the program website.
Submit an application to the address below by November 1
to be considered as a candidate for the medical school
enrollment the following August.
Rural Illinois Medical Student Assistance Program
1701 N. Towanda Avenue
PO Box 2901
Bloomington, IL 61702
Applicants must also complete the required American
Medical College Admission Service Forms. AMCAS
applications must be submitted by October 1 in order to
be on record with the University of Illinois by November
Loans, loan repayment, and loan forgiveness for health careers · Physicians · Primary care · Illinois
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