Offering financial support to PRIMARY CARE PROVIDERS
Learn more about how you can pay back your student loans while giving back to your community.
Growing the primary care workforce by SERVING COMMUNITIES
We are connecting dedicated primary care providers to the communities that need them.
Offering support and
opportunities to NHSC MEMBERS
We provide resources to NHSC providers and sites to support their mission.
Primary care providers can pay off student loans while serving in communities with limited access to health care.
Students pursuing careers in primary care can receive scholarships for serving communities in need upon graduation and completion of training.
Clinical practice sites can recruit and retain qualified providers by becoming an NHSC-approved site.
In 2013, 8,900 Affordable Care Act-supported National Health Service Corps clinicians are providing health care to over 9.3 million people across the country. The program has more than doubled since 2008, when 3,600 clinicians participated. Read more about how the Affordable Care Act has increased access to primary care.
This pilot program encourages students to enter primary care residencies, and commit to providing health care to underserved populations. Individual awards can be up to $120,000 in exchange for 3 years of service at an approved NHSC-site. Medical students in their last year of an allopathic or osteopathic program at an accredited U.S. medical school, and planning to pursue a primary care residency are eligible to apply.
Retention is on the rise. Corps members choose to remain in underserved communities after their service commitment has ended. Tells the whole story on retention, including results of a 2012 retention assessment survey, retention rates by discipline, factors affecting retention and NHSC efforts to support retention.
Loan Repayment Program is now closed.
Scholarship program is now closed. Get notified when the 2014 NHSC Scholarship application cycle opens ›