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Georgia Physicians for Rural Areas Assistance Program (PRAA)

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce
Dec 1, 2022

Yvette Speight


The Physicians for Rural Areas Assistance Program pays medical education student loan debt for physicians who agree to practice medicine full-time in a rural community in Georgia.

The 12-month contract requires a commitment to practice medicine a minimum of 40 clinical hours per week in a Georgia county with a population of 35,000 or fewer people.


Eligibility requirements include:

  • Be a citizen or national of the United States
  • Have satisfied all requirements for unrestricted medical licensure by the Georgia Composite Medical Board
  • Be a graduate of an accredited graduate medical education program located in the United States
  • Hold a Medicaid Provider Number in Georgia and actively treat Medicaid Patients
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Up to $25,000 per year. Participants may reapply for additional funding for a maximum of 4 years ($100,000).

Application process

Links to application materials and the program flyer are available on the program website.

Mail completed applications to:

Physicians for Rural Areas Assistance Program
Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce
2 Peachtree Street, NW, 6th Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-3141

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Loans, loan repayment, and loan forgiveness for health careers · Physicians · Georgia

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