Primary Health Care Loan Forgiveness ProgramThis program is authorized by ORS 442.573-442.574 and is funded to June 30, 2015.
Who Can Apply
Medical, physician assistant or nurse practitioner students enrolled in an approved rural specific Oregon training program, or who intends to enter such a program, may submit an application for loans available under this program. This is not a program for residents or practitioners.
Participants must agree to meet the following criteria:
- One year of clinical service in an approved rural Oregon practice site is required for the forgiveness of each year of loans granted through this program.
- Service shall begin no later than 90 days following completion of a primary care residency, physician assistant or nurse practitioner training program.
- The participant must provide a minimum of 32 hours/week of clinical practice in an approved rural Oregon site.
- Eligible practice sites will be located in a rural federally designated HPSAor MUA, or Area of Unmet Healthcare Need as designated by the Oregon Office of Rural Health.
Participants may borrow up to $35,000 per year for their second and subsequent years of medical, nurse practitioner or physician assistant training.
How and When to Apply
Applications open in Spring 2014.
For more information, contact Robert Duehmig, 503-494-4450.