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From Alaska to New York City, the NHSC team of professionals serves patients throughout the United States in communities with limited access to health care.
Tambem existe, no pais, um sistema de pagamento da divida estudantil universitaria que se assemelha ao NHSC estadunidense, no qual o medico que tenha, no minimo, um ano de trabalho em localidades com carencia de medicos podera requerer o abatimento, ao mes, de 1% do saldo devedor da divida ao Fundo de Financiamento ao Estudante do Ensino Superior (Fies) (35).
Similar to the NHSC Loan Repayment Program, participants in the state programs provide primary health services in high need areas in exchange for repayment of their qualifying educational loans.
Congress will be tasked with finding new money for the program--at least $310 million to prevent a cut in annual NHSC scholarship and loan repayment awards.
The current application cycle for loan repayment closes on May 26 and applications will be accepted for the NHSC scholarship program starting later this month.
And for the first time, clinicians may apply to the NHSC Loan Repayment Program online, where they will find tutorials and additional information to assist in the application process.
The physician assistant profession was established in 1965, and by 1972 the NHSC provided scholarships to student physician assistants for service in the NHSC upon graduation.
Since then, more than 30,000 physicians, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, physician assistants and other clinicians have served in the NHSC and provided health care, especially in urban and rural areas where services are scarce; they frequently work at community health centers (CHCs).
Combined, these funds are expected to result in an increase of more than 12,000 additional NHSC clinicians including nurse practitioners, primary care physicians and physician assistants by 2016.
Despite these increases, both health centers and the NHSC program report continued need for additional dentists and other dental providers to treat children and adults in underserved areas.
The NHSC repays educational loans and provides scholarships to primary care health care providers who practice in areas of the country that have too few health care professionals to serve people who live there.
National Institutes The NHSC has both a student To encourage of Health (NIH) loan forgiveness program and a health service payback program.