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North Carolina Community Practitioner Program

North Carolina Medical Society Foundation
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

The North Carolina Community Practitioner Program (CPP) offers loan repayment assistance to primary care physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners who agree to practice in a Health Professional Shortage Area of North Carolina.


Physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners who practice in family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics will be considered. In addition, OB/GYN medicine, general surgery, and psychiatric medicine will be considered in areas of the state where there is a great need.

Geographic coverage
North Carolina
Amount of funding

Funding depends upon the size of the educational loan, the anticipated level of available funds each year, the level of practice support in treating underserved populations, and the intent of becoming a vital member of the community. The average grant is generally no more than half of the education debt.

Application process

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

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Loans, loan repayment, and loan forgiveness for health careers · Maternal health and prenatal care · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Physician assistants · Physicians · Primary care · Surgery · North Carolina

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.