Repayment Assistance Through Forgiveness, Scholarships, or Service
Theis the federal uniformed service of the United States Public Health Service (PHS) consisting of only commissioned officers as one of the seven uniformed services of the United States. The PHS Commissioned Corps fill public health leadership and service roles within federal government agencies and programs.
Civil Service Programs
Opportunities exist to serve through the, the , the , the , 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.
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’sfact 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. Visit the
Additonally, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 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 website to learn about all VA education support opportunities.
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.