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Resources by Topic: Scholarships for health careers

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
Date: 02/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Growth and Changes in the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Workforce with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Studied how additional supplemental funding to the National Health Service Corps through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which was focused on granting more loan repayment awards to clinicians who agreed to work in underserved areas, affected the NHSC's workforce. States that proportions of the NHSC's workforce serving in rural areas changed only modestly.
Author(s): Donald E. Pathman, Thomas R. Konrad
Citation: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 25(5), 723-733
Date: 09/2012
Type: Document
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Office of Rural Health Policy Rural Guide to Health Professions Funding
Includes information to increase rural healthcare providers' familiarity with the broad range of Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) workforce funding. Describes multiple HRSA grant programs and how they can work together to address the continuing multi-faceted rural healthcare delivery challenges. Covers grant initiatives in other federal departments.
Date: 05/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Federal and State Initiatives to Recruit Physicians to Rural Areas
Describes rural physician recruitment and retention challenges and the initiatives in place to help address them.
Author(s): Daniel G. Mareck
Citation: AMA Journal of Ethics, 13(5), 304-309
Date: 05/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Medical Association
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Nursing Workforce: HHS Needs Methodology to Identify Facilities with a Critical Shortage of Nurses
Reports on changes in the registered nurse (RN) shortage since 2000. Also discusses the impact of the Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program (NELRP) and Nursing Scholarship Program (NSP) on the shortage of nurses.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 04/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Access, Health, and Wealth: The Impact of the National Health Service Corps in Rural America, 1970-2000
Examines 30 years of the National Health Service Corps' (NHSC) operation and its impact on rural America. Provides a detailed breakdown of healthcare professional providers who participated in the program, and includes information on mortality rates and self-reported health status for people living in rural Health Professional Shortage Area counties that were staffed with NHSC physicians. Also provides data on the economic impact for communities with NHSC personnel for selected states.
Author(s): George Fryer, Jessica McCann, Martey Dodoo, et al.
Date: 09/2006
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Robert Graham Center
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Bureau of Health Workforce Field Strength and Students and Trainees Dashboards
Data tools and information related to the National Health Service Corps, Nurse Corps, and Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Loan Repayment Program participants. Allows users to access subsets of data by filtering on various program, location, shortage designation, and site attributes, including rural location. Offers insight into disciplines and school locations of future clinicians preparing to serve in shortage areas across the country.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Iowa Family Physician Magazine
Archive of Iowa Family Physician Magazine's seasonal publication. Covers issues relevant to medical students, resident physicians, healthcare legislation, and more. Includes rural-specific information related to loan repayment programs, scholarships, and healthcare access, among other resources tailored to rural physicians.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: Iowa Academy of Family Physicians
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PubMed Search: Training Support for Rural Healthcare Providers
Searches PubMed's collection of journal article citations on the topic of training support for the rural health workforce.
Type: Literature Search
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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Bureau of Health Workforce Clinician Dashboards
Offers data tools and information on retention and distribution of participants who have completed their training or service in Bureau of Health Workforce programs from 2012-2022. Shows retention rates for National Health Service Corps and Nurse Corps alumni and includes filters for various clinician, program, location, and site characteristics. Features statistics with breakdowns by percentages of clinicians currently working in Health Professional Shortage Areas or working in rural communities.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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