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Primary Care Resource Initiative for Missouri (PRIMO) Student Loan 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.

Missouri Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Mar 15, 2022



The Primary Care Resource Initiative for Missouri (PRIMO) Student Loan Program offers forgivable loans to primary care physicians, dentists, dental hygienists, and psychiatrists who agree to practice in an underserved area in Missouri upon completion of their degrees.

Loans are forgiven at the rate of one year of service per year of loan.

Preference for financial assistance is given to minority students, students from rural areas, and students from other areas of defined need.


Eligible programs include:

  • Dental hygienist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Pre-dental
  • Pre-medical
  • Dental school
  • Medical school
  • Residency programs
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Loan amounts are based on discipline and educational status.

Application process

Links to the application form and online submission system are available on the program website.

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Dental workforce · Loans, loan repayment, and loan forgiveness for health careers · Maternal health and prenatal care · Oral health · Physicians · Primary care · Missouri

Organizations (1)

  • Missouri Office of Rural Health and Primary Care, view details

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