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Scholarships, Loans, and Loan Repayment for Rural Health Professions – Resources

Selected recent or important resources focusing on Scholarships, Loans, and Loan Repayment for Rural Health Professions.

Mississippi Scholarship Program Helps Create More Rural Physicians
The Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program is addressing the state's health care crisis by providing incentives for medical students to practice in rural areas.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 05/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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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
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
Citation: JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association, 310(18), 1982-1984
Date: 11/2013
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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Flux in Loan Repayment Programs for Healthcare Professionals With States' Budget Cuts and National Health Service Corps Budget Increases
Discusses how states' loan repayment programs are weathering the current economic conditions and competition with the expanding federal National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program.
Author(s): Donald Pathman, Lynda Goldberg, Thomas R. Konrad, Kelly Kerwin, Jennifer Craft Morgan
Date: 05/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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COGME Twentieth Report: Advancing Primary Care
Makes recommendations related to the ideal number of primary care physicians, primary care physician reimbursement, financial aid programs, as well as physician education and distribution. Addresses rural and underserved areas, Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), and community health centers (CHCs).
Author(s): Jerry Kruse, Mark Kelley, Tom Keane, et al.
Date: 12/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Council on Graduate Medical Education
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Specialty and Geographic Distribution of the Physician Workforce: What Influences Medical Student & Resident Choices?
Identifies factors that influence medical student and resident choices regarding medical specialties and location of practice. Specifically examining student and resident choices surrounding primary care specialties and serving rural and underserved populations. Discusses student debt and the impact of loan repayment and scholarship programs on practice setting choice.
Date: 03/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Robert Graham Center
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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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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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National Health Service Corps and Nurse Corps: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions
Reviews issues affecting National Health Service Corps (NHSC) and Nurse Corps participants and approved sites during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Explains how participants and sites can remain in compliance with NHSC requirements.
Additional links: COVID-19 Impact on Nurse Corps, NHSC Service Commitments: COVID-19
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Health Service Corps
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Last Updated: 6/14/2022