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Arkansas Community Match Rural Physician Recruitment Program

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.

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Dec 25, 2023

Tammy Henson


The Community Match Rural Physician Recruitment Program offers financial assistance to physicians who agree to practice primary care for a period of 4 years in rural, medically underserved areas of Arkansas.


Physicians must either be in their residency or no more than 2 years out of residency. Physicians apply jointly with a rural community in Arkansas that agrees to provide the matching funds.

Eligible primary care physicians include:

  • Family medicine
  • General internal medicine
  • General pediatrics and general internal pediatrics
  • General OB/GYN
  • General surgery
  • Emergency medicine
  • Geriatrics
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

The maximum amount a participant receives is $80,000 over the 4-year service period. The community provides $10,000 per year and the state provides $10,000 per year.

Application process

Links to the program flyer, applications, and other forms are available on the program website.

Contact Tammy Henson for additional information and application procedures.

Tagged as
Emergency department and urgent care services · Maternal health and prenatal care · Physicians · Primary care · Recruitment and retention of health professionals · Surgery · Arkansas

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