The National Health Service Corps (NHSC)
Dedication, Caring, Commitment: A Call to Service for Primary Care Clinicians

The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (Recovery Act) provides $300 million to support the National Health Service Corps (NHSC). Approximately $200 million will enable the NHSC Loan Repayment Program to assist more than 3,300 physicians, dentists and other primary care providers who are seeking opportunities to serve in our Nation's neediest communities.

The NHSC is administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the U.S. Government agency that provides access to health care for many in this nation and will play a key role in providing jobs and services to people impacted by the economic downturn. One way HRSA is going to do this is by investing in health care providers through its National Health Service Corps program.

National Health Service Corps clinicians are a unique group of dedicated and caring primary care providers who care for millions of people who live in communities where health care is scarce.

In exchange for two years of service at an eligible high-need site, the NHSC Loan Repayment program offers repayment of educational loans for clinicians who are providing full-time clinical services. Up to $50,000 (less if the total outstanding loan balance is lower than $50,000) towards qualifying educational loan debt is available. Clinicians who stay at their sites longer may be eligible to apply for additional years of support.

How to Apply: Clinicians can begin applying for this NHSC opportunity on June 2, 2009 at: nhsc.hrsa.gov. Or for more information, call 1-800-221-9393.

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