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STATE LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM (SLRP) AND MARYLAND LOAN ASSISTANCE REPAYMENT PROGRAM for PHYSICIANS (MLARP)

The State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) is a federal program that requires a 1:1 match to Maryland Loan Assistance Repayment Program (MLARP).  The MLARP program is a State of Maryland program.  The SLRP provides educational loan repayment funds to physicians and physician assistants who must serve a 2 year obligation in a health professional shortage area (HPSA) or medically underserved area (MUA), either in primary care or mental health.  The MLARP provides educational loan repayment funds to physicians, physician assistants, and medical residents who must serve a 2 year obligation in a HPSA or MUA or state designed health professional shortage area.

WHO MAY APPLY?

PROGRAM

WHO

PRIMARY CARE SPECIALTIES

OTHER SPECIALTIES

 

SLRP

 

Physicians

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

 

Physician Assistants

Adult, Family, Geriatric, Psychiatry, Mental Health, Women’s Health

 

 

 

 

MLARP

Physicians

Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Psychiatry, Women’s Health, Emergency Medicine

Physicians that practice a medical specialty other than primary care may be considered if there is an identified shortage in that specialty

Physician Assistants

Adult, Family, Geriatric, Psychiatry, Mental Health, Women’s Health, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine

Physician assistants that practice a medical specialty other than primary care may be considered if there is an identified shortage in that specialty

Medical Residents

Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Psychiatry, Women’s Health, Emergency Medicine

 

 HOW TO APPLY: Complete and file an application available from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH).  Information and Application materials are available at the following Web link: 

http://phpa.dhmh.maryland.gov/opca/SitePages/pco-larp.aspx.

For more information, please contact Temi Oshiyoye by calling (410) 767-4467 or by e-mail at temi.oshiyoye@maryland.gov.


WHEN TO APPLY:

Fall Application Enrollment OpensSeptember 1
Fall Application Deadline:  October 15
Spring Application Enrollment Opens: March 1
Spring Application Deadline: April 15

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants MUST meet the following requirements:

  • United States citizen or U.S. National;
  • Medical degree and a valid unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Maryland at the time the service obligation begins;
  • No existing or un-served service obligation with any other loan repayment program;
  • Existing higher education loan debt and NOT be in default on any eligible higher education loan;
  • have never violated court-ordered child support or been delinquent in child support payments;
  • practice at an eligible practice site; and
  • Other requirements as outlined in the eligibility criteria.

FINANCIAL NEED

This award is not based on need.

AWARD AMOUNT

Up to $50,000 per year for a 2-year obligation.

RENEWING AN AWARD

You may reapply for an award after completion of the first two year service obligation. A recipient’s total award amount cannot exceed $200,000, or two 2-year obligations at $50,000 per year.

SERVICE OBLIGATION

You must sign and return a promissory note and service obligation agreeing to serve full-time as per loan repayment program guidelines and regulations.

For further information please visit:

http://hsia.dhmh.maryland.gov/opca/SitePages/pco-larp.aspx

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