Service Obligated Programs Database

The Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program is a service-obligated loan forgiveness program for professional registered nurses, including advanced practice nurses. Nurses are required to practice in health care facilities with a critical shortage of nurses or serve as nurse faculty in eligible schools of nursing.

The National Health Service Corps Students to Service Loan Repayment Program is a service-obligated loan forgiveness program for students in their last year of medical or dental school. Students are rquired to practice in eligible communities of need designated as health professional shortage areas.

The National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program is a service-obligated loan forgiveness program designed to recruit and retain medical, nursing, dental, and behavioral/mental health clinicians in eligible communities of need designated as health professional shortage areas.

The Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program is a service-obligated loan forgiveness program, which funds loan repayment options for eligible health profession education loans. Clinicians are required to practice in health facilities serving American Indian and Alaska Native communities. 

The Faculty Loan Repayment Program helps is a service-oblgiated loan forgiveness program to recruit and retain health professions faculty members by encouraging students to pursue faculty roles in their respective health care fields. 

The New York State Doctors Across New York is a series of initiatives to help recruit physicians to and encourage them to remain in medically underserved areas of New York State. The program provides for loan forgiveness and practice support.

The Appalachian Regional Commission works with health care organizations or individual physicians to request a waiver for the 2-year home residency requirement for foreign-trained physicians holding J-1 visas. Physicians are required to practice in primary care health professional shortage areas in rural Appalachian counties.