PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION
Applications are due by the following date:
December 10th, 2021 at 5:00 PM CST
**This application is for the service period of January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022**
The purpose of the St. David’s Foundation Public Health Corps Loan Repayment Program is to recruit and retain qualified primary care and behavioral health providers at eligible safety net sites located in the five-county area served by the Foundation. If you are selected for enrollment into the program, loan repayment funds will be reserved for annual disbursement at the end of each service obligation for no more than four years. Repayment is contingent upon continued annual grant funding. We will E-mail the appropriate documents at the end of each year of service, for your employer’s verification of your service and for your lender’s verification of loan information.
We will notify you by e-mail regarding the disposition of your application.
All providers must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident (or otherwise be legally authorized to work in the United States), practice an approved practice specialty, and agree to provide up to four years of service at an approved practice site (outpatient primary care or behavioral health facility) NOTE: Funding under this program is currently only provided for the first year of service. Provider will be released from this agreement if grant funding is not continued for subsequent years of service.
Physicians must have a current unrestricted license from the Texas Medical Board and be board certified or eligible to take the exam from an American Specialty Board that is a member of the American Board of Medical Specialties or the Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists.
Dentists must have an unrestricted license from the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners.
Physician Assistants must be certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) or be eligible to take the exam offered by the NCCPA and work under the direction of a physician in the area of primary care and/or behavioral health.
Nurse Practitioners must be licensed as a Nurse Practitioner in the area of primary care and/or behavioral health or be eligible to take the exam offered by a national certifying body recognized by the Texas Board of Nursing and work under the direction of a physician in the area of primary care and/or behavioral health.
To be eligible for repayment, an education loan must:
Be evidenced by a promissory note to pay for the cost of attendance for the provider’s undergraduate or graduate education at an accredited institution in the United States. Loans made during residency are not eligible. If the loan has been consolidated with other loans, the applicant must provide documentation of the portion of the consolidated debt that was originated to pay for the cost of attendance for the provider.
Not have an existing service obligation and must not be subject to repayment through another student loan repayment or loan forgiveness program. This includes National Health Service Corps (NHSC) and the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF).
Priority and Preference:
If the number of qualified applicants exceeds available funding, priority will be given to physicians and dentists. Preference will be given for:
New hires and/or providers who completed training within the past 2 years
Bilingual providers (with preference for languages of the underserved populations, such as Spanish and Vietnamese)
Full Time employees will be given preference over Part Time