Apply for the new Texas physician loan repayment program by June 15
Are you still paying off medical school loans? Do you think you may live in a primary care Health Professional Shortage Area? The deadline is quickly approaching for the new Texas Physician Education Loan Repayment Program. Apply by June 15 to be eligible for up to $160,000 in loan forgiveness over four years.
Spots in the inaugural cohort are still open to physicians who have educational debt and agree to practice in a primary care HPSA, whether you are just starting out or have an established practice. Find out if your practice is in a HPSA by entering your street address into the Shortage Area Locator on the Health Resources and Services Administration website: http://datawarehouse.hrsa.gov/GeoAdvisor/ShortageDesignationAdvisor.aspx.
To apply for the program, go to www.dshs.state.tx.us/chpr/PELRP.shtm, scroll to the bottom of the page and click “PELRP Application.” If you have any questions, contact the Texas Primary Care Office at (512) 458-7518 or TexasPCO@dshs.state.tx.us.