Massachusetts Loan Repayment Program Now Open to Those With an LADC-I!

Do you have unpaid health professional student loans?  Are you practicing in an underserved area or location?

The Massachusetts Loan Repayment Program for Health Professionals (MLRP) is seeking eligible health professionals who are practicing full time or part time in identified high need areas.  The MLRP provides health professionals with up to $50,000 to be used toward outstanding educational loans as an incentive to practice where there are identified shortages of health professionals or other barriers to care.  See details at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health's Primary Care Office webpages.

Eligible areas or sites include federally designated Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA), other high need areas, and Community Health Centers (CHCs) and other eligible health care organizations.

Eligible health professionals must be licensed to practice in Massachusetts and include: dentists and dental hygienists, mental and behavioral health care providers (includes substance use disorder), nurse practitioners, psychologists, pharmacists, physician assistants, physicians including psychiatrists, registered nurses. Health professionals must be willing to practice for at least two years in the underserved area.

Applications are accepted beginning March 1st through September 15th  and awards will be announced by January 15, annually.

The MRLP has 2 components, A and C, and each has different requirements. Detailed information about each component and an application form can be found HERE.

Contact Nicole Watson for any questions that you may have at: nicole.watson@state.ma.uss

Nicole Watson

Recruitment and Retention Program Coordinator

Tel:  (617) 624.6051

Fax: (617) 624.6062

e-mail: nicole.watson@state.ma.us

For information on the following programs:

Massachusetts Loan Repayment Program for Professionals and the Conrad 30/J-1 Visa Waiver program visit:  https://www.mass.gov/the-massachuestts-health-care-workforce-center-hcwc

For the National Health Service Corps Program visit: www.nhsc.hrsa.gov