2017 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Students to Service Loan Repayment Program (S2S LRP)

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

 

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APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Read the 2017 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.
  • Watch this S2S 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 or documentation verifying that you have passed Part I of the National board Dental Examination, as well as letters of recommendation and a CV or resume.
  • Visit the Health Workforce Connector to find out the kinds of sites where S2S LRP participants serve after completing their residencies.
  • Review the NHSC Students to Service Application and Program Guidance Recorded Webinar to learn about the eligibility requirements, online application process, and the NHSC service commitment
  • Go to the application

 

Eligibility
The S2S LRP is open to medical (MD or DO) and dental students (DDS or DMD) in their final year of a U.S. accredited school who are planning to pursue a career in primary care.
Benefits
Participants receive up to $120,000 (tax free) in exchange for at least three years of full-time service at an NHSC-approved site in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA).
Service Commitment
Upon completion of residency for medical students (dental residency is encouraged but not required), recipients must engage in 3 years of full-time or 6 years of half-time clinical practice at one or more NHSC-approved service sites located in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) of greatest need.
Plan Ahead
Learn more about the S2S LRP, including eligibility requirements and selection criteria, as well as the rights and responsibilities of individuals selected to participate.
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:
-Loan information
-School transcript
-Verification of good standing
-Proof of passing Step/Level 1 of USMLE/COMLEX or Part I of the National board Dental Examination
-Letters of recommendation
-CV or resume
Know someone that might also be interested in the S2S LRP program? Encourage them to sign up to get notified when the application cycle opens.
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