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Resources by Topic: Financial aid for health careers

National Health Service Corps Site Reference Guide
Provides clarification for National Health Service Corps (NHSC) sites regarding eligibility requirements, qualification factors, compliance, roles and responsibilities, and other factors for becoming as NHSC approved site. This document is a supplemental resource to the information provided in the online NHSC Site Application.
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Indian Health Service Programs – A Retention Analysis: Final Report
Examines retention of Indian Health Service Scholarship and Loan Repayment Program participants after their service, whether it varies by provider type, facility characteristics, and more. Compares retention for IHS programs to National Health Service Corps (NHSC) program retention.
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, LewinGroup
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The National Health Service Corps
Provides an overview of the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) program, including the federal scholarship and loan repayment components, and explains how the program affects rural providers.
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Congressional Research Service
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Rural America Faces Shortage of Physicians to Care for Rapidly Aging Population
Discusses the problem of physician shortages in rural areas, the role of foreign-born physicians who serve in high-need areas, and physician training programs that specifically target rural practice.
Author(s): Janis Orlowski, Michael Dill
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Society on Aging
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Health Professions Education Programs: Preparing the Next Generation of Health Professionals to Meet the Nation's Health Care Needs, FY 2018
Overview of the Title VII and Title VIII health professions federal programs designed to train providers in interdisciplinary settings to meet the needs of special and underserved populations, as well as increase minority representation in the health care workforce.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Association of American Medical Colleges
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Designation of Arizona Medically Underserved Areas
Provides a map and list of Primary Care Areas in Arizona and identifies resources being provided to Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in the state. Lists sites for Arizona's State Loan Repayment Program.
Date: 10/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Bureau of Health Systems Development
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National Health Service Corps Report to Congress for the Year 2016
Details program accomplishments of the National Health Service Corps (NHSC), provides updates on Health Professional Shortage Area designations, explains recruitment efforts for NHSC Scholarship and Loan Repayment Programs, provides estimates on number of patients seen by NHSC clinicians, and details short- and long-term retention rates. Features state-by-state data with breakdowns by urban and rural locations.
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Oregon NHSC Loan Repayment and Scholarship Recipients by City
Shows a map of Oregon displaying the location and the number of National Health Service Corps (NHSC) loan repayment and scholarship recipients by city and county.
Date: 10/2015
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Determinants of an Urban Origin Student Choosing Rural Practice: A Scoping Review
An analysis of a comprehensive literature review using Medline and PubMed databases focused on key factors that influence medical students from urban areas in Australia, Canada and the USA to choose careers in rural medicine.
Author(s): Douglas Myhre, Sameer Bajaj, Wesley Jackson
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 15, 3483
Date: 09/2015
Type: Document
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West Virginia Health Sciences and Rural Health Report Card 2015
A review of medical school enrollment, licensing rates, student debt ratios, residency training, and retention rates in the state of West Virginia. Particular focus on rural primary care retention. Also includes information on other health sciences degrees and incentives in rural areas.
Date: 2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
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