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New Mexico Health Professional Loan Repayment Program

New Mexico Higher Education Department
May 1, 2020



The New Mexico Health Professional Loan Repayment Program provides loan repayment assistance to certain healthcare professionals who agree to practice in a medically underserved area of New Mexico.

Applicants must practice full-time and make a 2-year service commitment.

Preference is given to:

  • Professionals practicing in a federal Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA)
  • Graduates from a New Mexico public post-secondary institution
  • Priority professions determined annually by an advisory committee

Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or permanent resident aliens and be residents of New Mexico that are licensed or certified to provide care in New Mexico. Eligible professions include:

  • Physicians (MD and DO), including pediatricians
  • Physician assistants
  • Advance practice nurses
  • Mental healthcare providers
  • Allied healthcare providers
  • Optometrists
  • Dentists

A full list of eligible health occupations is available on the program website.

Geographic coverage
New Mexico
Amount of funding

The maximum allowable award is $25,000 per year. Awards are determined by financial need. Recipients are eligible for renewal upon completion of a two-year obligation.

Application process

A link to the online application is available on the program website.

Tagged as
Allied health · Behavioral health workforce · Dental workforce · Health occupations · Healthcare workforce · Loans, loan repayment, and loan forgiveness for health careers · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Oral health · Physician assistants · Physicians · Primary care · New Mexico

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