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Apply for National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program by Feb. 21

January 10, 2019

Washington — The National Health Service Corps is seeking clinicians, including dentists and dental hygienists, who want to work in the nation's underserved rural, urban and tribal communities.

The NHSC Loan Repayment Program offers clinicians the opportunity to receive loan repayment up to $50,000 for their service. Those interested can apply through 7:30 p.m. ET, Feb. 21.

Dentists and hygienists qualify for the program if they are:

  • A U.S. citizen or U.S. national.
  • A provider (or be eligible to participate as a provider) in the Medicare, Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program, as appropriate.
  • Fully trained and licensed to practice.
  • A health professional with qualified student loan debt for education that led to your degree.

Participants serve for at least two years at a National Health Service Corps-approved site in a designated Health Professional Shortage Area. Program benefits include an opportunity to increase access to primary care services to communities in need; options to serve full-time or half-time clinical practice an National Health Service Corps-approved site; and receive funds to help repay outstanding, qualifying, educational loans.

To learn more about the program or to apply, visit and click on "NHSC Loan Repayment Program."