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Resources by Topic: Loans, loan repayment, and loan forgiveness for health careers

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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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
Location: 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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NHSC Loan Repayment and Scholarship Recipients by City
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: 2015
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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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 describes 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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National Health Service Corps Site Reference Guide
Serves as clarification for NHSC sites regarding eligibility requirements and qualification factors, the application and recertification process, site roles and responsibilities, clinician recruitment, and technical assistance. This document is a supplement to the online NHSC Site Application.
Date: 04/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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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 facilities located in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) seeking physicians.
Author(s): Laura Grangaard
Location: Rural Monitor, 2014(Winter)
Date: 02/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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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
Location: 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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Recruitment and Retention of Primary Care Providers in Rural, Underserved Areas of Michigan
Examines the issues of recruiting and retaining primary care providers in rural and underserved areas of Michigan. Discusses options for medical students to enter primary care and work in underserved areas.
Date: 09/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
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