Steven M. Thompson Physician Corps Loan Repayment Program

Application cycle: November 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018

Who may apply?

To be considered for an award, you must:

  • Be an allopathic or osteopathic physician or surgeon
  • Be free of any contractual service obligations (i.e the National Health Service Corps Federal Loan Repayment Program or other financial incentive programs)
  • Have outstanding educational debt from a government or commercial lending institution
  • Have a valid, unrestricted license to practice medicine in California
  • Be currently employed or have accepted employment in a Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) or Primary Care Shortage Area (PCSA) in California
  • Commit to providing full-time medical services in a HPSA or PCSA for a minimum of three (3) years

The Steven M. Thompson Physician Corps Loan Repayment Program encourages recently licensed physicians and surgeons to practice in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) and Primary Care Shortage Areas (PCSA) in California. The program repays up to $105,000 in educational loans in exchange for full-time service for a minimum of three (3) years.

Steven M. Thompson Physician Corps Loan Repayment Program Map

Enter an address in the map search bar to determine whether a worksite falls in a Primary Care Shortage Area (PCSA) or a Health Professional Shortage Area- Primary Care (HPSA-PC). If the worksite falls in a shaded area, it qualifies for the Steven M. Thompson Physician Corps Loan Repayment Program. Other types of qualifying facilities not shown on this map include: county facilities, veterans facilities, correctional facilities, federally qualified health centers and indian health centers. If your worksite does not fall in a shaded area, but may qualify through another designation, please contact a member of our program staff.

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This page was last updated on Friday, May 12, 2017.

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The Health Professions Education Foundation (HPEF) is a state non-profit established in 1987.

HPEF has awarded more than 12,882 scholarships and loan repayments totaling more than $146.7 million to California health professionals serving in all 58 counties in areas of unmet need.

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