Loan Repayment Programs

The GBHCW administers service-cancelable loan repayment programs for physicians, dentists, physician assistants, and advanced practice registered nurses.

The programs assist in paying any debt incurred for tuition, fees, and other expenses associated with the completion of the aforementioned degrees for practitioners who agree to practice full-time in an underserved, rural county in Georgia with a population of 50,000 or less.

  • Physicians for Rural Areas Assistance Program (PRAA)
  • Georgia Physician Loan Repayment Program (GPLRP)
  • Dentists for Rural Areas Assistance Program (DRAA)
  • Physician Assistant Loan Repayment Program (PALRP)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Loan Repayment Program (APRNLRP)

Here are resources to determine the eligibility of a county you may be interested in servicing:

 

 

If you have questions about any loan repayment program listed here, please contact:


 

Physicians for Rural Areas Assistance Program (PRAA):

  • A service-cancelable loan of up to $25,000 per year to licensed physicians
  • Assists physicians in repaying outstanding medical education loan debt
  • Physicians must provide direct patient care in medically underserved, rural areas of Georgia
  • "Full-time" practice is a minimum of 40 hours per week (of which 32 hours must be direct patient contact while the remaining hours can be administrative)
  • Contracts are awarded for one year and are renewable for an additional three terms (for a maximum of four years and $100,000)
  • Funding for this program is provided solely by the State of Georgia

Download this pdf file.PRAA information flyer

Please click on the link below for PRAA program requirements and application materials.

Download this pdf file.Physicians for Rural Areas Assistance Program (PRAA) Application

 

Georgia Physician Loan Repayment Program (GPLRP):

  • A service-cancelable loan of up to $25,000 per year to licensed physicians
  • Assists physicians in repaying outstanding medical education loan debt
  • Physicians must provide direct patient care in a Health Professional Shortage Area located in a rural Georgia county
  • "Full-time" practice is a minimum of 40 hours per week
  • Intitial contracts are awarded for a two-year period ($25,000 per year)
  • Recipients can renew up to two times for an annual awards (for a maximum of four years and $100,000)
  • Funding for this program is provided jointly by the State of Georgia and a grant from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Health Resources and Services Administration
  • It is limited to physicians practicing the specialties of family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, OB/GYN, geriatrics, or psychiatry

Please click on the link below for GPLRP requirements and application materials.

Download this pdf file.Georgia Physician Loan Repayment Program (GPLRP) Application

 

Dentists for Rural Areas Assistance Program (DRAA):

  • A service-cancelable loan of up to $25,000 per year to licensed dentists
  • Assists dentists in repaying outstanding dental education loan debt
  • Dentists must provide direct patient care in medically underserved, rural areas of Georgia
  • "Full-time" practice is a minimum of 40 hours per week (of which 32 hours must be direct patient contact while the remaining hours can be administrative)
  • Contracts are awarded for one year and are renewable for an additional three terms (for a maximum of four years and $100,000)
  • Funding for this program is provided solely by the State of Georgia

Download this pdf file.DRAA information flyer

Please click on the link below for the DRAA program requirements and application materials.

Download this pdf file.Dentists for Rural Areas Assistance Program (DRAA) Application

 

Physician Assistant Loan Repayment Program (PALRP):

  • A service-cancelable loan of up to $10,000 per year to licensed physician assistants
  • Assists PAs in repaying outstanding PA education loan debt
  • PAs must provide direct patient care in medically underserved, rural areas of Georgia
  • "Full-time" practice is a minimum of 40 hours per week (of which 32 hours must be direct patient contact while the remaining hours can be administrative)
  • Contracts are awarded for one year and are renewable for an additional three terms (for a maximum of four years and $40,000)
  • Funding for this program is provided solely by the State of Georgia

Download this pdf file.PALRP information flyer

Please click on the link below for the PALRP program requirements and application materials.

Download this pdf file.Physician Assistant Loan Repayment Program (PALRP) Application

 

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Loan Repayment Program (APRNLRP):

  • A service-cancelable loan of up to $10,000 per year to licensed advanced practice registered nurses
  • Assists APRNs in repaying outstanding APRN education loan debt
  • APRNs must provide direct patient care in medically underserved, rural areas of Georgia
  • "Full-time" practice is a minimum of 40 hours per week (of which 32 hours must be direct patient contact while the remaining hours can be administrative)
  • Contracts are awarded for one year and are renewable for an additional three terms (for a maximum of four years and $40,000)
  • Funding for this program is provided solely by the State of Georgia

Download this pdf file.APRNLRP information flyer

Please click on the link below for the APRNLRP program requirements and application materials.

Download this pdf file.Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Loan Repayment Program (APRNLRP) Application

 

Medical Malpractice Insurance Premium Grant Program

The GBHCW has established a grant to provide medical or dental malpractice insurance premium assistance to physicians and dentists that maintain a practice in an underserved rural county that currently has one or less physicians.

Please click on the link below for the Malpractice Insurance Premium Grant application materials.

Download this pdf file.Medical Malpractice Insurance Premium Grant Application

Download this pdf file.Vendor Management Form (fill-in all highlighted areas)

Download this pdf file.W-9 Form