Steven M. Thompson Physician Corps Loan Repayment Program

Portal ID:
2949
Status:
Closed (82 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Loan
Last Updated:
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Details

Purpose:

STLRP was established in 2003 to increase access to healthcare and promote the retention of primary care physicians in medically underserved areas (MUAs) of California. The program is counseled by an advisory committee of seven members, with two members appointed by the California Medical Association. Physicians and surgeons can receive up to $105,000 in exchange for providing direct patient care in a MUA for a minimum of three years. 

Description:

Since its inception, STLRP has received more than 1,228 applications. The program has awarded more than $47 million and monitored the progress of 538 physicians providing direct patient care in 47 of California’s 58 counties. Consistent with the intent of the program, 80 percent of the total recipients are certified in a primary care specialty. 

The program repays up to $105,000 in educational loans in exchange for full-time service for a minimum of three (3) years. Applicants can be awarded up to two (2) times.

Awardees must be practicing outpatient care.  At least 90% of direct patient care hours must be spent working in an outpatient setting, not a hospital.  Exception: Emergency Room Physicians providing care to patients not admitted to the hospital.  Commit to providing full-time medical services in a HPSA-PC or PCSA for a minimum of three (3) years.  Full-time is defined as a minimum of 40 hours worked per week with at least 32 of those hours spent providing direct patient care on an outpatient basis.  Exception: For physicians engaged in the practice of obstetrics, full-time is defined as a minimum of 40 hours worked per week with at least 21 of those hours spent providing direct patient care on an outpatient basis

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Individual

Be an allopathic or osteopathic physician or surgeon Be free of any contractual service obligations Have outstanding educational debt from a government or commercial lending institution Have a valid, unrestricted MD or DO license to practice medicine in California Be practicing outpatient care.  Commit to providing full-time medical services in a HPSA-PC or PCSA for a minimum of three (3) years.

Eligible Geographies:

Medically Underserved Area (MUA), Medically Underserved Population (MUP), Health Professional Shortage Area- Primary Care (HPSA-PC), or Primary Care Shortage Area (PCSA).  In addition to the Federal and CA state designations, any State, County, Veteran, or Correctional Facility qualifies as well as Native Indian Health Centers and Federally Qualified Health Centers.

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantor.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
March 2021
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
3 years

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$4,182,000
Expected number of awards A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Dependent
Estimated amount per award Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Dependent
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
No
Requires Matched Funding? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
No
Funding Source: The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State
Funding Method: The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

Funds are disbursed into three annual payments.

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
Health Professions Education Foundation, 1-916-326-3640, hpef-email@oshpd.ca.gov