The National Health Service Corps
Loan Repayment Program
Practice Where They Make a Difference
In rural and urban communities around the country, NHSC providers
serve people of every race, age, and ethnic background. They find
their patients have a diverse set of specific health needs, but
one important thing in common: limited access to primary care. The
people in the Corps are making a difference by providing care to
those most in need.
Build Relationships With Their Communities
NFISC practitioners spend most of their time in direct,
face-to-face patient care, developing satisfying relationships of
mutual trust with their patients and bridging geographic,
financial, cultural, and language barriers.
Find Satisfaction Through Autonomy and Collaboration
NHSC providers practice in settings that allow them to collaborate
with other professionals, while maintaining high levels of
autonomy. Using a team approach to treat the whole patient is part
of the community-based health system encouraged by the NHSC.
Who is Eligible for Programs, Such as Fellowships and
Scholarships and Loan Repayment Programs?
NHSC programs are designed to draw top-notch health care
practitioners into Corps service. These programs include:
||Fellowship of Primary Care Health
Professionals. Students and residents get a chance to
train with interdisciplinary teams in medically underserved
areas. The Fellowship program varies from
State to State, making each experience unique.
||NHSC Scholarships. The scholarships help finance education for
future practitioners who are interested in working with the
underserved. In return, the graduates serve in federally
designated health professional shortage areas (HPSAs), where the
need is greatest
||Loan Repayment Programs. Professionals
who serve in priority HPSAs may qualify for educational loan repayments while earning
their regular salaries.
Achieve Balanced Lifestyles With Good Salaries and Time for
Family and Friends
NHSC providers receive competitive salaries and good benefits
including malpractice coverage. Beyond their active practice, they
still find time for rewarding personal, family, and community
more information this link takes you to the Update page on the
NHSC Web site: http://nhsc.bhpr.hrsa.gov//news/update.cfm