Students to Service Program


  • The 2016 application cycle is now closed. The next NHSC Students to Service application is scheduled to open in Fall 2016. Sign up to get an e-mail when it does.
  • Review the 2016 Application and Program Guidance (PDF - 491 KB) for detailed information to help you understand the program.

Are you a medical 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 students (MD and DO) in their final year of school in return for a commitment to provide primary health care full time for at least 3 years or half time for at least 6 years at an approved NHSC site in a Health Professional Shortage Area of greatest need.

Application Process

  • Read the 2016 S2S LRP Application and Program Guidance (PDF - 491 KB). It details the program eligibility requirements and selection criteria, as well as the rights and responsibilities of individuals selected to participate in the NHSC Students to Service Loan Repayment Program.
  • Access the S2S LRP Application and Program Guidance Recorded Webinar, which reviews the application process, eligibility requirements, and service commitment.
  • Create a Federal Student Aid ID before beginning the application process to electronically import your Federal loan information for your application.
  • Gather documentation you will need to submit with your application. You will need loan information verification, school transcript, verification of good standing, proof of passing Step/Level 1 of USMLE/COMLEX, as well as letters of recommendation and a CV or resume.
  • Visit the NHSC Jobs Center to find out the kinds of sites where S2S LRP participants serve after completing their residencies.
  • Go to the application