Reminder: March 31, 5 pm, application deadline
The New York State Primary Care Service Corps (PCSC) announced that Questions & Answers have been posted on their site that describes its loan repayment program in depth.
PCSC’s loan repayment program was developed to increase the supply of non-physician based practitioners (dentists, dental hygienists, nurse practitioners, midwives to name a few) who practice in the State’s Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).
HPSAs are geographic regions in which there is a significant medically underserved population. The table below illustrates the need for clinicians to support New York’s underserved regions. PCSC participants are required to serve in a HPSA-designated facility for the duration of their contract.
|Clinical Service||Number of New Yorkers living in underserved area||Number clinicians needed to provide full access to care|
|Primary Care||3.3 million||607|
|Oral Health||1.8 million||242|
|Mental Health||2.7 million||120|
The funding opportunity is for NEW applicants only. Full- and part-time clinicians are eligible for $30,000 and $15,000 annual awards respectively. Up to 33 full-time awards will be made.
The deadline for loan applications is March 31. See the PCSC website for eligibility requirements and details.