Financial Aid and rural primary care

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  1. streetdoc

    streetdoc Senior Member

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    Just curious if anyone knows about the program where you get financial aid if you sign a contract to work in a rural or underserved area. I'm definitely thinking or primary care and would definitely like to work in a rural area. can anyoneshed light on this for me.
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  3. try National Health Service Corps, they have a website.
     
  4. DW

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    on top of NHSC, some states have scholarships and low interest loan programs for docs practicing in rural areas. get on the horn with you state department of health
     
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    I would definitely go with getting info from the state in which you are a resident. I am an IL res from a rural community and upon applying to UIC I was sent and app for a rural medicine program that has tons of financial aid opportunities. Unfortunately I don't believe that I would enjoy primary care and have NO desire to return to a rural community for five years.....20 years was enough for me.:) Trust me though it is worth it if you are interested and I think it is a great profession so call your state school and start to look around fromt there!
     

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