Steven M. Thompson Physician Corps Loan Repayment Program

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Closed (55 total applications submitted)
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  • Loan
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The Steven M. Thompson Physician Corps Loan Repayment Program encourages recently licensed physicians and surgeons to practice in Health Professional Shortage Areas – Primary Care (HPSA-PC) and Primary Care Shortage Areas (PCSA) in California.


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

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Individual

Be an allopathic or osteopathic physician or surgeon. 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:

Working in a Health Professional Shortage Area-Primary Care (HPSA-PC) or Primary Care Shortage Area (PCSA) in California in a qualified practice setting. Can be working at a Tribal Health Clinic or Federally Qualified Healthcare Center (FQHC), and or Rural Healthcare Center. 


Important Dates

The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
January 18, 2022
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
One month

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
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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.
  • Other

Funding Source Notes:

STLRP is funded through a $25 surcharge for renewal of allopathic physician licenses in California and throughthe Managed Care Administrative Fines and Penalties Fund.

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:

Physicians and surgeons can receive up to $105,000 in exchange for providing direct patient care in a MUAfor a minimum of three years.

How to Apply

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


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