Reimbursement for Rural Residency Rotations
With the expiration of grant funds to support the Rural Training Track Technical Assistance Program, financial support for rural residency rotations and medical student interviews is no longer available.
Loan repayment programs are available for health care providers practicing in rural and underserved areas. Some programs give directly to the student, resident or practitioner. Others give to training programs or health care systems, which then provide funds to students, residents or practitioners as recruitment and retention tools.
There are also grants and scholarships available. To see if you qualify for federal financial aid, submit a free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.
Here are more resources with financial information:
- National Health Service Corps
Scholarships for tuition, fees and some other education costs for up to four years
- AAMC State and Federal Repayment, Loan and Scholarship
Information about state and federal programs available to medical students
- HRSA financial assistance for Predoctoral Training in Primary Care
Entities receiving grants in order to offer repayment programs
- Scholarships, Loans, and Loan Repayment for Rural Health Professions Guide
Additional opportunities, from the Rural Health Information Hub
Some communities looking for physicians offer financial assistance while still in training. 3RNet is a website for exploring existing practice opportunities, as well as researching loan guarantees and grants that may be available.