GE-National Medical Fellowship Primary Care Leadership Program

The GE-National Medical Fellowship Primary Care Leadership Program (PCLP) Application is now available!

PCLP candidates are students from underrepresented minority groups and/or socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds. Applicants must be 1st or 2nd year medical students.

PCLP Scholars will be placed at one of their partner community health centers during the summer to participate in a summer service-learning opportunity focused on developing leadership skills.

Each Scholar receives a $5,000 scholarship stipend, which is expected to cover travel, living, and lodging expenses incurred during program participation.

Applications due January 31, 2017!

For more information and application: https://www.nmfonline.org/about-our-scholarships-and-awards/service-learning-programs/ge-nmf-primary-care-leadership-program/

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The Pisacano Scholars Leadership Program

Dr. Nicholas J. Pisacano established this foundation to provide educational programs, leadership training and funding for medical students committed to family medicine.

The maximum scholarship award is $28,000, which will be distributed during the fourth year of medical school and three years of residency.

Financial need is not a consideration.

Applicants must be (1)entering their fourth year in the fall of the calendar year (2)at a U.S. medical school (3)with family medicine as their specialty.

Application requirements include the application form, three letters of recommendation (SOM Dean, a Primary Care faculty member and a family physician not connected to your SOM), transcripts (undergrad, grad, SOM), copies of your MCAT and USMLE scores and an essay explaining your personal goals.

Deadline: March 1, 2017

For more information and an application http://www.pisacano.org/.

National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship

National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship

In return for a commitment to: specialize in primary care (family medicine, general pediatrics, general internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology or general psychiatry), serve a primary care residency and serve one year for each year of scholarship support (two-year minimum) at an approved Health Professional Shortage Area, the NHSC will pay all education costs and provide a monthly taxable living stipend.  The NHSC also pays for travel to and from Professional Shortage Area sites for job interviews.

Eligible health care facilities include Federally-supported health centers, rural health clinics, Indian Health Service clinics, public health care clinics, hospital-affiliated primary care practices, managed care networks, prisons and US Immigration, Customs & Enforcement sites.

Service areas are in all states plus D.C, American Samoa, Micronesia, Guam, the Marshall Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, the Repbulic of Palau and the US Virgin Islands.

Application requirements include the online form, proof of US Citizenship, transcripts, a resume detailing work and volunteer experiences, essays and verification and evaluation from your school.

Deadline: early May each year. (application becomes available in March)

For more information and the application visit NHSC Website.

To view current Professional Shortage Areas visit http://nhscjobs.hrsa.gov/.


National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment

Are you a medical or dental student in your final year of school?

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Students to Service Loan Repayment Program (S2S LRP) provides up to $120,000 to medical (MD and DO) or dental (DDS or DMD) students in their final year of school in return for a commitment to provide primary health care full time for at least 3 years at an approved NHSC site in a Health Professional Shortage Area of greatest need.

Information & Application: http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loanrepayment/

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For those already out of medical school:

Licensed health care providers may earn up to $50,000 toward student loans in exchange for a two-year commitment at an NHSC-approved site through the NHSC Loan Repayment Program (NHSC LRP).

Accepted participants may serve as primary care medical, dental, or mental/behavioral health clinicians and can choose to serve longer for additional loan repayment support.

Priority consideration is given to eligible applicants whose NHSC-approved site has a HPSA score of 26 to 14, in descending order. Eligible applicants may receive up to $50,000 in loan repayment for an initial service commitment until funding is exhausted.

For more information visit http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loanrepayment/.

For typical service facilities and service areas read the two corresponding paragraphs under NHSC Scholarship.  To view current Professional Shortage Areas visit http://nhscjobs.hrsa.gov/.