Virginia State Loan Repayment Program (Va-SLRP)
Eligibility: Fully trained allopathic (M.D.) and osteopathic (D.O.) physicians with specialties in primary care medicine (Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics, OB/GYN) or general psychiatry, primary care nurse practitioners and physician assistants. To further expand our impact and increase primary care in Virginia, a collaboration holds with the Virginia Department of Health, Division of Dental Health to consider general dentists willing to serve Dental HPSAs.
Service Requirement: Contract to provide a minimum of two (2) years of primary medical, mental or dental care services, with a maximum of 4 years, in whole year increments, in a health professional shortage area (HPSA).
Who can Apply: Fully trained allopathic (M.D.) and osteopathic (D.O.) physicians with specialties in primary care medicine or general psychiatrists, PCNP and PA's; citizen of US; valid unrestricted license to practice in VA; practice must be located in HPSA and must be a public or private-not-for-profit entity.
Repayment/Scholarship terms: This is a competitive program. A limited number of loan repayment participation contracts will be signed with participants in return for primary care medical, mental or dental services in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA).
Amount of Repayment per Year of Service: Up to $50,000 for a 2-year commitment; up to $85,000 for a 3-year commitment; up to $120,000 for a 4-year commitment. Funding is always dependant upon available funds.
Additional Information: Choose Virginia! A Healthy Place to Live and Work! Virginia's loan repayment programs are afforded to improve the recruitment and retention of primary care practitioners in Virginia HPSAs.
On-line applications are available only during the application period of Jan. 1st thru May 1st at: www.vdh.state.va.us/healthpolicy/primarycare/incentives/index.htm
Name, title: Aileen Edwards Harris, Health Care Workforce Manager
Agency name: Virginia Department of Health
Address: Office of Minority Health and Public Health Policy 109 Governor Street, Suite 1016-East ,Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 864-7435
FAX: (804) 864-7440