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This is your source for tips and information specifically geared to support you during your educational training and help you make a successful transition into your career as a National Health Service Corps clinician in practice.

#In School/In Training (IS/IT) Web site
Chock full of information and answers to any question you could ever have about your NHSC experience.

Scholars in service

Policies and Procedures
Essential information on the NHSC Scholarship program

Six Month Verification Forms – Your forms are now sent via e-mail on or around the last day of your six month period. If your obligation is ending, your Six Month Verification Form will arrive approximately two weeks prior to your obligation end date. Please contact the National Health Service Corps – Recruitment Training & Support Center (NHSC-RTSC) at RTSC@hrsa.gov to update your e-mail address. If you need a 6 Month Service Verification form or want to check the status of your Six Month Verification, please contact the NHSC-RTSC at this email address. In addition, the NHSC may use this email address to send you updated information as needed.

About the Program
Read up on general information on the NHSC Scholarship Program

Student/Resident Experiences and Rotations in Community Health: Find opportunities to get hands-on experience in underserved areas during your education.

Choosing Your Residency
Advice and guidance to help you with your decision

How to Select a Site: Practice Selection and Assignment Process
Tips on finding a job, successful interviewing, and launching your primary care career

Private Practice Option Application
This PPO application initiates a request for a NHSC clinician to open their own private practice or one who is interested in working at an existing private practice. Just by submitting a PPO application does not allow a physician to be approved for the private practice option. Approvals of all PPO applications will be sent in writing from the In-Service Support Branch. In addition to filling out the PPO application, additional documentation will be required. See documentation requirements for private practice options.

On-line Site Visit/Relocation System
Will help you successfully navigate through the travel request process for site visits and relocations

Things to Remember: Scholar Checklist
A checklist of important timelines for the scholarship cycle

Medical Spanish: Equipping Health Care Professionals to Serve Bilingual Communities

Many NHSC sites need staff who can serve bilingual communities. Medical Spanish training programs throughout the world offer a chance for immersion in a Spanish-speaking culture, learning the language through interaction. Many programs even include chances for clinical rotations conducted in Spanish, giving students the chance to practice classroom knowledge in nearby hospitals.

The opportunities available range from one week in California to six weeks in Costa Rica. Online courses are also available. For opportunities closer to home, colleges and universities are beginning to offer Medical Spanish, preparing medical professionals interested in practicing bilingual medicine. Most courses provide one-on-one instruction in the language and creative introductions to the culture.

More than 50 different opportunities are available in the U.S. and around the world.

Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS) Special Free Membership Offer (Not a U.S. Government web site)

Web Site Resources for NHSC Scholars

Success Stories


NHSC Physician Brings Feeling of Kinship in Mission to Help Underserved

For Theodore Ross, M.D., talking about the mission of the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) is personal. His own childhood was scarred by the same poverty and lack of access to viable, quality health care services that afflict many of his patients at the Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation (SIHF) in East St. Louis, Illinois.

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