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Distance Learning: The National Health Service Corps (NHSC): Info for applicants to the Scholarship & Loan Repayment Programs (part 1 of 2)


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Tina Orick, Directory
Primary Care Office, Georgia Department of Community Health

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:

  • increase their understanding of the purpose, requirements, and eligibility criteria for an individual seeking to apply for a scholarship or loan repayment through the NHSC
  • learn about the benefits and obligations to the applicant for participation in NHSC
  • obtain additional resources for more information regarding the program, including state contacts and helpful websites

Technology Requirements:
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  • 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)
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