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Resources by Topic: Loans, loan repayment, and loan forgiveness 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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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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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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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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Doctors Across New York: Physician Loan Repayment and Physician Practice Support Program Awards 2009 - 2013
Discusses the shortages of health professionals in New York and reports on programs to encourage health care professionals to locate in high-need geographic areas or to work with underserved and rural populations.
Date: 04/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Workforce Studies
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Programs for Loan Repayment and Forgiveness: A List for Rural Providers
Provides a list of loan repayment and forgiveness programs for rural healthcare facilities that are located in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) and seeking physicians.
Author(s): Laura Grangaard
Citation: Rural Monitor, 2014(Winter)
Date: 02/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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The Commonwealth of Kentucky: Health Care Workforce Capacity Report
Describes the findings of a facility capacity study in Kentucky and discusses the need for various healthcare providers in rural and urban areas. Addresses the potential impact of Medicaid expansion. Includes maps county-level information on Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), utilization of home health services, and workforce shortages. Provides detailed policy recommendations related to telehealth, scope of practice, and rural recruitment.
Date: 12/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Commonwealth of Kentucky
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State Repayment Programs for Health Care Education Loans
Studied state loan repayment and direct financial incentive programs for health professionals, requiring clinical service in underserved communities or practices. Analyzed types of programs by state and types and number of clinicians serving through loan repayment and financial incentive programs.
Author(s): Donald E. Pathman, Lynda Goldberg, Thomas R. Konrad, Jennifer Craft Morgan
Citation: JAMA, 310(18), 1982-1984
Date: 11/2013
Type: Document
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Recruitment and Retention in Designated Shortage Areas: The Effectiveness of Obligatory Health Care Recruitment Programs in the Recruitment and Retention of Health Care Service Providers in Delaware
Examines the role federal and state primary care recruitment programs with service obligations play in recruiting and retaining healthcare providers in Delaware. Discusses factors that impact retention of providers after their service obligation is completed. Includes information specific to rural recruitment and retention.
Author(s): Lisa Gilman
Date: 09/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Delaware Division of Public Health
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