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    Repayment/ Iowa

Name of Program:

Primary Care Provider Loan Repayment Program

Program Web site:


Designation (Fund Source):


Eligible Specialties:

Primary care medical, dental, and mental health practitioners.

Service Requirements (formerly Service Stipulation):

Practitioners must complete a minimum, 2-year service obligation at an eligible practice site/s located in a federally designated health professional shortage area (HPSA).

Who Can Apply:

US citizen, licensed to practice in Iowa, Medical education-related debts


Applications are accepted annually through a Request for Proposal (RFP) process. The RFP packet is posted each fall on the Iowa Department of Public Health website.

Repayment/Scholarship terms:

An applicant must have an employment contract; however, the loan repayment contract period will not automatically coincide with the dates covered by the applicant's employment contract.

Amount of repayment per year of service:

Provides up to $50,000 for a two year contract period and $25,000 for a two year part time contract period.

How to Apply:

Additional Information/Comments:

Full award funds must be used for repayment of professional school loans, with verification.

Contact person(s):

Name, title:

Cristie Duric,  Primary Care Officer

Agency name:

Iowa Department of Public Health


Bureau of Policy and Workforce Services, 321 E 12th St.,
Des Moines, IA 50319


(515) 229-3913





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