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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Surgery

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RHIhub for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

Hawaii Healthcare Education Loan Repayment Program (HELP)
Loan repayment assistance for certain healthcare professionals in Hawaii in return for at least 2 years of service in rural and other medically underserved areas of the state.
Geographic coverage: Hawaii
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Hawaii and Pacific Basin Area Health Education Centers
Illinois Underserved Physician Workforce (UPW) Loan Repayment Program
Funding to assist communities in recruiting physicians to their nonprofit healthcare facilities in Heath Professional Shortage Areas in Illinois. Practice location sites register and agree to sponsor any provider who wishes to be considered for the program. Providers may apply for loan repayment in return for service at an approved site for at least 2 years.
Geographic coverage: Illinois
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Illinois Center for Rural Health
Louisiana Physician Placement Service: Rural Scholars
Residency and fellowship placement assistance for health career students in Louisiana, with an emphasis on physicians committed to practicing primary care in a rural location in Louisiana following residency training.
Geographic coverage: Louisiana
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Southeast Louisiana Area Health Education Center
Nebraska Loan Repayment Program for Rural Health Professionals
Loan repayment assistance for certain healthcare professionals who agree to practice in a Health Professional Shortage Area of Nebraska.
Geographic coverage: Nebraska
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Nebraska Office of Rural Health
New Hampshire State Loan Repayment Program
Loan repayment assistance for certain healthcare professionals who agree to work in underserved areas of New Hampshire.
Geographic coverage: New Hampshire
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, New Hampshire Rural Health & Primary Care
North Carolina Community Practitioner Program
Loan repayment assistance for primary care physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners who agree to practice in a Health Professional Shortage Area of North Carolina.
Geographic coverage: North Carolina
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: North Carolina Medical Society Foundation
Tennessee State Conrad 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program
Offers a J-1 Visa waiver to foreign physicians who commit to serving for 3 years in an underserved area of Tennessee, allowing them to remain in the United States.
Geographic coverage: Tennessee
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Tennessee Department of Health
Vermont J-1 Visa Waiver Program
Offers a J-1 Conrad 30 Visa waiver to foreign physicians who commit to serving for 3 years in an underserved area of Vermont, allowing them to remain in the United States.
Geographic coverage: Vermont
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Vermont Department of Health, Vermont Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
West Virginia Medical Student Loan Program
Forgivable loans for medical students in West Virginia who agree to practice in an underserved area of West Virginia upon graduation.
Geographic coverage: West Virginia
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, West Virginia University Institute for Community and Rural Health
Nizar N. Oweida, MD, FACS, Scholarship of the American College of Surgeons Inactive
A scholarship for surgeons in small towns and rural communities to either: (1) attend the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress; (2) travel and attend training; or (3) conduct research to improve performance as a rural surgeon.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 15, 2024
Sponsor: American College of Surgeons