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    Recruitment Assistance/ South Dakota

Name of Program:

South Dakota Recruitment Assistance Program

Program Web site:

http://doh.sd.gov/providers/ruralhealth/recruitment/RAP.aspx

Designation (Fund Source):

Eligible Specialties:

Physicians, Dentists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners or Nurse Midwives

Service Requirements (formerly Service Stipulation):

Agree to practice full-time in an eligible community for at least three consecutive years

Who Can Apply:

Licensed as physician, dentist, physician assistant, nurse practitioner or nurse midwife in South Dakota.

Deadline(s):

Repayment/Scholarship terms:

Practitioners must enter into a contract with the South Dakota Department of Health in order to qualify.

Amount of repayment per year of service:

For a qualifying physician or dentist is equal to twice the University of South Dakota School of Medicine resident tuition for the four most recently completed academic years. The current amount is approximately $208,754. The amount of the incentive payment for a qualifying physician assistant, nurse practitioner or nurse midwife is equal to twice the University of South Dakota resident tuition for physician assistant studies for the three most recently completed academic years. The current amount is approximately $56,880.

How to Apply:

Additional Information/Comments:

N/A

Contact person(s):

Name, title:

Jill Dean,  Recruitment Program Coordinator

Agency name:

South Dakota Office of Rural Health

Address:

600 East Capitol Avenue,
Pierre, SD 57501

Phone:

(800) 738-2301

FAX:

(605) 773-5683

E-Mail:

jill.dean@state.sd.us

   
   
 

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