South Dakota Recruitment Assistance Program
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.
Eligible professions include:
- 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
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 $219,000.
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 $65,321.
Interested applicants should contact the South Dakota Office of Rural Health at 800.738.2301 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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