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    Repayment/ Utah

Name of Program:

Rural Physician Loan Repayment Program (RPLRP)

Program Web site:


Designation (Fund Source):


Eligible Specialties:


Service Requirements (formerly Service Stipulation):

Physician’s initial contracts will be for two years, and they are required to serve that length of time to avoid penalty.

Who Can Apply:

Physicians must have verifiable bona fide educational expense loans, practice with an unrestricted Utah license, must be a D.O or an M.D.


It is an open enrollment program and applications are accepted year round.

Repayment/Scholarship terms:

Physicians are required to have a contract with a rural hospital for loan repayment.

Amount of repayment per year of service:

The maximum amount a physician can receive from The Department is $15,000 per year. Hospitals are required to match the amount from The Department making a total of $30,000 per year.

How to Apply:

Applications must be submitted via email as a single pdf file. Mailed or faxed applications will not be accepted. See website for application.

Additional Information/Comments:

It is required that the physician’s hospital submit verification of a contract with the physician detailing the funds that will be matched.

Contact person(s):

Name, title:


Agency name:

Utah Department of Health, Office of Primary Care and Rural Health


3760 South Highland Drive, Suite 404,
Salt Lake City, UT 84106


(801) 273-6641


(801) 273-6512




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