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Question about NHSC Scholarship

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by double elle, Apr 25, 2002.

  1. double elle

    double elle Senior Member
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    Can anyone answer the following questions (or add any other information) about this scholarship? I received my interview packet today and was pretty happy. However, does EVERYONE receive an interview?

    My second question is the liklihood that I will be sent to Puerto Rico or Alaska. My husband and I are very small-town people and want to serve in a more agriculture/rural environment, which is also considered underserved. However, if I have just as much of a chance of being sent to an inner-city underserved community (where we would be miserable!), then it isn't even worth going thru with this. This is my biggest concern.

    Is there any way to 'guarantee' what kind of setting you'll be in, or do I set it up myself when the time comes?

    Having this kind of information would be very helpful before I go to the interview.
     
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  3. DDuncan

    DDuncan Senior Member
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by double elle:
    <strong>Can anyone answer the following questions (or add any other information) about this scholarship? I received my interview packet today and was pretty happy. However, does EVERYONE receive an interview?

    My second question is the liklihood that I will be sent to Puerto Rico or Alaska. My husband and I are very small-town people and want to serve in a more agriculture/rural environment, which is also considered underserved. However, if I have just as much of a chance of being sent to an inner-city underserved community (where we would be miserable!), then it isn't even worth going thru with this. This is my biggest concern.

    Is there any way to 'guarantee' what kind of setting you'll be in, or do I set it up myself when the time comes?

    Having this kind of information would be very helpful before I go to the interview.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">1. Not everyone gets interviewed. I do not know the statistics. You are only invited if your responses match the characteristics they are looking for.

    2. You are not "sent" to an assignment. the list of CURRENT NHSC opportunities is at:

    <a href="http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/nhsc/opportunities_list/search_form.cfm" target="_blank">http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/nhsc/opportunities_list/search_form.cfm</a>

    My understanding of the placement procedure is that you apply for the positions listed above that you are interested in. Note that there are MANY more positions than physicians graduating from residency. In the event that you do not get hired by one of the places you apply, THEN the NHSC will assign you. ( I think you have 6 months after finishing residency).
     
  4. DOnut

    DOnut Senior Member
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    Double elle, It's actually funny that you said you and your husband would be miserable in an inner city setting. My wife just received her interview packet yesterday and we were jumping for joy. The funny thing is that we were just saying that we would be miserable if we were placed in a rural setting. Obviously we come from different areas. Thank God we will have a choice. Good Luck on your interview! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
  5. double elle

    double elle Senior Member
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    DOnut,
    Yes, quite true! I taught at a school last year here that was 216 students...K-12!!! My general 'rule' is to not reside in a town with more than one high school. I like the bigger cities, but only for visiting. We have 3 dogs, my husband is a hunting fanatic, and we are just plain hicks I suppose! I would like to do a couple of rotations my fourth year in an inner city setting, however. I think the exposure would be invaluable. Glad to hear not everyone wants to be rural....betters my chances! Good luck to you too.
     
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    Are there any students out there who received an NHSC scholarship and could give us some advice on what to expect during the interview? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks
     

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