The Primary Care Practitioner Loan Redemption Program promotes access to primary care services in medically underserved
areas of the State by improving the distribution of primary care health providers, including physicians, dentists,
physician assistants, certified nurse practitioners and certified nurse midwives, by providing for the redemption of
eligible student loan expenses of providers in exchange for a specified period of service in medically underserved
areas. Funding for this program is subject to state appropriations.
Subject to appropriation, the program will provide up to $120,000 in student loan redemption for two to four years of
service as a primary care provider in areas of medicine defined by the Commissioner of Health or the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services in areas ranked by the Commissioner of Health reflecting a health professional shortage.
Funding for this program is subject to state appropriations and available funding.
Application and Selection
Applicants must submit a completed program application for consideration. For accepted applicants without a placement,
the Authority will share their resumes with approved sites, however placement is not guaranteed. To remain in the
program applicants must complete the six-month probationary period and receive a recommendation to continue
participation in the program, either at the current site or at a different approved site. Satisfactory completion of the
probationary period will be considered final acceptance as a program participant and the applicant will receive full
credit for the probationary period in the calculation of the first full year of service. Participants do not need to
reapply to remain in the program but will need to execute a new contract for participation in the third and fourth year
of the program. Participation in the program for the third and fourth year of the program is subject to funds available.
Policy and Procedures
Q & A
Placement Site Eligibility