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NIH Loan Repayment Programs 

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Loan Repayment Program allows health professionals to receive loan repayments if they conduct qualified research funded by a domestic nonprofit organization on U.S. federal, state, or local government entity. Participants must commit to at least two years of research and may receive up to $35,000 of qualified student loan debt repayment per year, in addition to the institutional salary received for research conducted. The five extramural loan repayment programs include: clinical research, pediatric research, health disparities research, contraception and infertility research, and clinical research for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. For more information, visit here.

NHSC Announces New Loan Repayment Program

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) is launching the Students to Service Loan Repayment Program (S2S LRP) pilot, which will provide loan repayment assistance to medical students (DO and MD) during their last year of school in return for a commitment to provide primary care health services in eligible Health Professional Shortage Areas. The application cycle is projected to open in November 2011 and close in December 2011. View AACOM’s Action Alert about the program and visit the NHSC website for more information.
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October 2011
Vol. 5, No. 10