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Texas Physician Education Loan Repayment Program (PELRP)

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Feb 29, 2020

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

Applicants may qualify for up to $180,000 over a 4 year period. Award amounts are described on the program website.

Application process

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

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

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