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Distance Learning: Information for Communities and Sites

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Sponsors:
Magnolia Coastlands AHEC
Foothills AHEC

Session Description:

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC), through scholarship and loan repayment programs, helps Health Professionals Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in the U.S. get the medical, dental, and mental health providers they require to meet their tremendous need for health care. This presentation will provide an overview of the scholarship and loan repayment programs to potential applicants.

Session Objectives:

At the end of presentation, participants will:

  1. learn how the NHSC can help communities recruit and retain qualified health care clinicians who care about the underserved
  2. learn about the eligibility requirements for community provider sites, the benefits to the applicant, and an overview of the site designation application process, cycles, and deadlines
  3. obtain resources to provide support in the application process

Cost: Free

Technology Requirements:

Participants registering for programs should have access to the following technology for best viewing and participation:

  • Personal computer with Macintosh or Windows with 512 MB of RAM
  • Broadband internet connection such as an office LAN, DSL, or cable modem
  • Phone next to personal computer (or speaker phone if multiple people are viewing)
  • Computer speakers (built-in or attached)
  • Latest version of Adobe Flash which can be downloaded for free at http://www.adobe.com/