Student/Resident Experiences And Rotations in Community Health
Funding for the SEARCH project has been cut as of September 29, 2012. All student rotations for the summer are full.
National Health Service Corps (NHSC)
In exchange for two to four years of service in an NHSC-approved site in a Health Professional Shortage Area of greatest need, student tuition, fees, other reasonable educational costs and living expenses are paid for. Students must be in training to become primary care physician, dentist, nurse practitioner, certified nurse-midwife, or physician assistant.
NHSC Loan Repayment
In exchange for two years of service in an NHSC-approved site in a Health Professional Shortage Area, clinicians will receive $60,000 toward repayment of student loans. Students must be in training to become physician, dentist, dental hygienist, or mental health provider.
For more information about the NHSC scholarship or loan repayment program, visit nhsc.bhpr.hrsa.gov.
Kansas State Loan Repayment Program
The Primary Care Office in the Bureau of Local and Rural Health receives funding from the Federal Health Resources and Services Administration through the National Health Service Corps to administer the Kansas State Loan Repayment Program. The program provides loan repayment assistance to health professionals with qualifying educational loans. Health professionals must commit to provide health care services at an eliglbe site located in a federally designated Health Professional Service Area for a minimum of two years. Eligible professions include primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse mid-wives, dentists, dental hygienists, clinical psychologists, clinic social workers, clinical professional counselors, and clinical marriage and family therapists.
For more information about the the Kansas State Loan Repayment Program, visit www.kdheks.gov/olrh/FundLoan.html.