Service Obligated Programs Database

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) works with health care organizations or individual physicians to request a waiver of the 2-year home-country residence requirement on behalf of foreign-trained physicians holding J-1 visas. The program addresses the appalachian region's health care needs by improving access to physician services in areas that have difficulty attracting and retaining physicians.

The National Health Service Corps Rural Community Loan Repayment Program is designed to recruit and retain medical, nursing, and behavioral/mental health clinicians who provide evidence-based substance use disorder treatment in rural communities designated as Health Professional Shortage Areas.

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program forgives the remaining balance on Direct Loans after making 120 qualifying monthly payments (i.e. 10 years of payments) under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer.

The Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Loan Repayment Program (STAR LRP) is a service-obligated loan repayment program for licensed and registered SUD professionals who provide direct treatment or recovery support of patients with or in recovery from a substance use disorder at a STAR LRP-approved facility.

New York “State 30” program works with health care organizations of physicians to request a waiver for the 2-year home country residence requirement for foreign-trained physicians holding J-1 visas. Physicians are required to practice in federally designated underserved areas.

The Senator Patricia K. McGee Nursing Faculty Scholarship Program provides scholarships to registered professional nurses enrolling in graduate programs that will qualify them as nursing faculty or adjunct clinical faculty.

The Nurse Corps Scholarship Program provides scholarships to nursing students in exchange for a service commitment at an eligible health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses.

The National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program provides scholarships to students pursuing primary care health professions training in return for a commitment to provide primary care health services in a Health Professional Shortage Area.

The Diversity in Medicine Scholarship Program is administered through the Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY). The program provides tuition assistance to current and prospective medical students who are underrepresented in medicine (URIM) and facing a mounting debt load. In exchange for tuition support, recipients agree to work in an underserved area in NYS upon completion of their medical education.