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Loan Repayors
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For Loan Repayors

Welcome NHSC Clinicians!

This is your source for program information and answers to frequently asked questions about the NHSC Loan Repayment program.

Understanding the details of the Loan Repayment award

Service Requirements
Our expectations and guidelines for successful service at an NHSC site.

Full-time Clinical Practice
Maintaining the required practice hours at your service site

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.

Six Month Verification Forms
Your forms are 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.

Changing Jobs
What to do if you need to change practice sites

Waiver, Suspension, and Cancellation
The fine print on your service obligation with the NHSC

Breaching the NHCS LRP Contract
Understanding the penalties involved in ending your service with the NHSC

Success Stories

Washington State

"Doc Julie" Helps Build Health Care Services in Rural Washington State

When Julie Moran, M.D., was an adolescent in suburban Connecticut, she was inspired by the warm-hearted, humorous tales of the English veterinarian, James Herriot, and wanted to be a country vet when she grew up.

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