Physicians to Congress: Continue Funding Loan Repayment Program


from AAFP

The National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program helps fully trained family physicians pay off qualifying educational loans in exchange for service in a designated health professional shortage area. The program also offers scholarships and monthly living stipends to medical students committed to providing primary care in underserved communities. Annual funding is set at $310 million, but it will expire on Sept. 30 without congressional action.

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