Repayment Assistance Through Forgiveness, Scholarships, or Service
The is the federal uniformed service of the United States Public Health Service (PHS) consisting of commissioned officers as one of the seven uniformed services of the United States. The PHS Commissioned Corps fills public health leadership and service roles within federal government agencies and programs. To learn more about being a medical officer in USPHS, review this and read of physicians with the Commissioned Corps.
Civil Service Programs
Opportunities exist to serve through the as well as other federal agencies. As a civil servant (public sector employee working for a government department or agency) you may meet the qualifying criteria for a scholarship, loan repayment, or loan forgiveness program to assist you with your medical education loans., the , the , the , the ,
National Health Service Corps: Students to Service (S2S) Program
|A program available to current medical students in their final year of medical school. In return for committing to providing primary care health services full-time, for at least three years, at an NHSC-approved site, participants are awarded up to $120,000 for loan repayment. To learn more about this program review FIRST’s fact sheet.|
Some medical professionals may choose to obtain their medical degree by participating in a military scholarship or loan repayment program. The qualifications and commitment for each program vary, so research your options with the various branches of the military. Here are some resources to review:
- What the Military Can Do for You and Your Student Loans
- (see the Military tab)
The highlights various programs on their website. Some of these programs include the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) and the Health Professional Scholarship Program (HPSP). Visit the tab for complete information.
Loan Forgiveness Options
- See the fact sheet for additional information on loan forgiveness options.
- Utilize the AAMC's free, searchable database of state and federal loan repayment and forgiveness programs at .
- The income-driven repayment plans may also provide loan forgiveness. Review this to compare the repayment plans.
- Review the Grants and Fellowships Supplement and the Scholarships Supplement created by the .
AAMC Financial Wellness
Education Debt Manager (EDM) for Matriculating and Graduating Medical School Students
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