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Texas Physician Education Loan Repayment Program (PELRP)

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.

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
May 31, 2018

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Texas Physician Education Loan Repayment Program (PELRP) offers loan repayment to physicians who practice in Texas, with priority given to primary care physicians who practice in Health Professional Shortage Areas of the state for 4 years.

Applicants must agree to practice at a designated facility for at least 1 year.


Applicants must hold a full physician license from the Texas Medical Board and provide direct patient care to Medicaid enrollees and CHIP enrollees, if the practice includes children.

Approved primary care specialties include:

  • Family medicine/family practice
  • Obstetrics/gynecology
  • General internal medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Geriatrics
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Applicants may qualify for up to $160,000 over a 4 year period.

Application process

Links to the application form and program guidance are available on the program website.

Completed applications may be faxed to 512.427.6555 or mailed to:

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
PO Box 12788
Austin Texas, 78711-2788

Applicants may also call 512.427.6357 or 512.427.6477 for information on sending applications using secure email.

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Loans, loan repayment, and loan forgiveness for health careers · Physicians · Primary care · Texas

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