Application & Program Guidance (APG)
- NHSC SUD LRP APG (PDF - 621 KB)
- NHSC Rural Community LRP APG (PDF - 671 KB)
- S2S LRP APG (PDF - 668 KB)
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) allows you to receive service credit for time you spend teaching, within certain guidelines.
All full-time NHSC clinicians may spend up to eight hours per week teaching in the clinical setting at your NHSC‐approved site. You may consider these eight hours a part of the minimum 40 patient care hours at the NHSC-approved site.
If you are a full-time NHSC clinician at a Teaching Health Center (THC) through the Teaching Health Centers Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) Program, you can count up to 20 hours per week spent teaching towards your 40-hour minimum weekly service commitment.
All half-time clinicians must conduct teaching within the overall allotment for teaching and practice-related administrative activities. This must not exceed four hours of the minimum 20 hours per week. This also applies if you are serving half-time at a THC.
To qualify as teaching, you must provide clinical education to students/clinicians in your area of expertise at your NHSC-approved site.
Clinical education may be: