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Name of Program:

Virginia State Loan Repayment Program (VA LRP)

Program Web site:

http://166.67.66.226/healthpolicy/primarycare/incentives/loanrepayment/index.htm

Designation (Fund Source):

Federal/State

Eligible Specialties:

Primary care physicians, Psychiatrists, Nurse practitioners, Physician assistants, Dentists, Registered dental hygienists, Mental health professionals, Registered nurse and Pharmacists

Service Requirements (formerly Service Stipulation):

Loans are repaid in return for a minimum of two years of full-time practice of the recipient's specialty in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) in Virginia

Who Can Apply:

Primary care physicians, Psychiatrists, Nurse practitioners, Physician assistants, Dentists, Registered dental hygienists, Mental health professionals, Registered nurse and Pharmacists

Deadline(s):

Completed applications are accepted January 1 thru July 31 of every year.

Repayment/Scholarship terms:

This is a competitive program and is based on availability of funds. 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:

The minimum service obligation is 2 years, for the maximum payment of $100,000 ($50,000 from VA- SLRP and $50,000 from Community) for the first two years. A dollar for dollar cash match is required.

How to Apply:

Applications are available online only during the application period of January 1 thru July 31; check the website during that time.

Additional Information/Comments:

Virginia is 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.

Contact person(s):

Name, title:

Olivette Burroughs,  Health Workforce Specialist

Agency name:

Virginia Department of Health

Address:

Office of Minority Health & Health Equity, 109 Governor St, Suite 714 West,
Richmond, VA 23219

Phone:

(804) 864-7435

FAX:

(804) 864-7440

E-Mail:

incentiveprograms@vdh.virginia.gov

   
   
 

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