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West Virginia Medical Student Loan Program

West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, West Virginia University Institute for Community and Rural Health
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

Jan Ruge
304.558.4618, Ext. 320


The West Virginia Medical Student Loan Program offers forgivable loans to medical students in West Virginia who agree to practice in an underserved area of West Virginia upon graduation. Applicants must practice in a shortage field including family medicine and other primary care fields.

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


Medical students in West Virginia can apply.

Eligible specialties include:

  • Family medicine
  • General surgery
  • Internal medicine
  • Obstetrics and gynecology
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
Geographic coverage
West Virginia
Amount of funding

Up to $10,000 per year for 4 years.

Loans may be repaid or forgiven through a service contract.

Application process

Applications must be obtained from the financial aid office of one of the following participating educational institutions:

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Loans, loan repayment, and loan forgiveness for health careers · Maternal health and prenatal care · Physicians · Primary care · Surgery · West Virginia

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.