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Name of Program:

Physician Education Loan Repayment Program

Program Web site:


Designation (Fund Source):


Eligible Specialties:

Family Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Geriatrics

Service Requirements (formerly Service Stipulation):

Agree to practice in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) for at least four years. The service period is a period of twelve consecutive months, generally beginning on the date the application is received or the date qualifying employment begins, whichever is later.

Who Can Apply:

Physicians who agree to practice in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA), and provide health care services to recipients enrolled in Medicaid, and the TX Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) may apply.


The application is available year-round.

Repayment/Scholarship terms:


Amount of repayment per year of service:

The Physician Education Loan Repayment Program (PELRP) provides loan repayment funds for up to $180,000 over a period of four years to qualifying physicians.

How to Apply:

See website on how to apply.

Additional Information/Comments:

Contact person(s):

Name, title:


Agency name:

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board


1200 E. Anderson Lane,
Austin, TX 78752-1743


(800) 242-3062


(512) 458-7658




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