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Rural Assistance Center

South Dakota Recruitment Assistance Program

Sponsor
South Dakota Office of Rural Health
Deadlines
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Contact

800.738.2301
jill.dean@state.sd.us

Purpose

South Dakota Recruitment Assistance Program provides qualifying physicians, dentists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, or nurse midwives an incentive payment in return for 3 continuous years of practice in an eligible rural community in South Dakota.

Eligibility

Eligible professions include:

  • Physicians
  • Dentists
  • Physician assistants
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Nurse midwives

Specific eligibility information for each profession is available on the program website.

Eligible communities must:

  • Have a population of 10,000 or less
  • Be assessed by the Department of Health to evaluate the community’s need for eligible providers and its ability to sustain and support additional providers and be found eligible for participation
  • Agree to pay a pro-rated portion of the total amount of the incentive payment
Geographic coverage
South Dakota
Amount of funding

The amount of the incentive payment for a qualifying physician or dentist is equal to twice the University of South Dakota School of Medicine resident tuition for the four most recently completed academic years. The current amount is approximately $196,674.

The amount of the incentive payment for a qualifying physician assistant, nurse practitioner or nurse midwife is equal to twice the University of South Dakota resident tuition for physician assistant studies for the three most recently completed academic years. The current amount is approximately $44,837.

Application process

Interested applicants should contact the South Dakota Office of Rural Health at 800.738.2301 or jill.dean@state.sd.us.

Tagged as
Dental workforce · Financial aid for health careers · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Oral health · Physician assistants · Physicians · Recruitment and retention of health professionals · South Dakota



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