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Pennsylvania Primary Care Loan Repayment Program

Apply Now for Pennsylvania’s Loan Repayment Program

The Pennsylvania Primary Care Loan Repayment Program (LRP) is once again open for business.  The LRP provides grant funding (up to $100,000 for physicians and dentists and $up to $60,000 for other professions) for educational loan repayment to primary care practitioners serving medically underserved populations.  Following are some critical links and deadlines:

NHSC Loan Repayment Now Open, Includes Special SUD Funding

The National Health Service Corps is accepting loan repayment applications now through Feb. 21, 2019. In addition to the usual NHSC Loan Repayment Program (NHSC-LRP), this year there is special funding for clinicians who provide substance use disorder treatment services at NHSC-approved sites. The Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program (SUD Workforce LRP) offers eligible clinicians up to $75,000 in student loan repayment in exchange for a three-year commitment. For the SUD Workforce LRP, the list of clinicians has been expanded and includes pharmacists, registered nurses, and others. For the best information, refer to the 2019 Application and Program Guidance at the links above. The NHSC will also host an application help webinar on Thursday, Jan. 10, from 2:30 – 3:30 pm. Use this webinar access link (dial-in: 888-950-7563, passcode: 3172361). All FQHCs are automatically eligible employers.

Were You Denied Public Service Loan Forgiveness? Check This Out

In October 2017 the first Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) applications were processed. Some of those applications were denied because some or all of a borrower’s payments were not made on a qualifying repayment plan for PSLF. If this happened to you or one of your employees, there’s good news. Loan forgiveness may be available under a temporary opportunity. The  Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018  provided limited, additional conditions under which borrowers may become eligible for loan  forgiveness if some or all of the payments they made on their William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program  loans were under a nonqualifying repayment plan for PSLF. The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is referring to this reconsideration as the Temporary Expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness (TEPSLF) opportunity. If you believe you or an employee fit this description, check out the TEPSLF web page TEPSLF web page and read the guidelines. Want to know more about PSLF? Check out the Fed Loan Servicing website.





Calendar of Career-Related Events

To add an event, email Judd Mellinger-Blouch.

Event date: 9/18/2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Contact Judd Mellinger-Blouch for Details

Event date: 9/19/2019 5:00 AM - 7:30 PM

Sheraton University City, Philadelphia

Find a great career opportunity at this primary-care-focused career fair. Email pachc@pachc.org to get your name on the notification list.

Event date: 10/15/2019 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

PACHC Annual Conference

Event date: 10/31/2019 - 11/3/2019

Lancaster PA, Oct. 31 - Nov. 3

Be a part of the largest gathering of family medicine educators, residency directors, residents, and medical students. 

Event date: 11/14/2019 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

OIive or Twist, Pittsburgh

Meet representatives from community health centers in a relaxed atmosphere.