AHEC Activities

Educating and recruiting

students to health professions from K-12 schools

AHEC Activities

Educating health professions students

in the rural and underserved communities of Hawaii, often in multiprofessional teams

AHEC Activities

Recruiting health care professionals

to rural and underserved areas and providing continuing education

AHEC Activities

Providing community based and community driven education

for all underserved groups in Hawaii.


2407, 2017

HRSA Data Warehouse

Here is a link to NEW HRSA Data Fact Sheets that provide very quick access to data by region, state, and county that might be useful.

707, 2017

Students to Service Loan Repayment Program

For medical (MD and DO) or dental (DDS or DMD) students

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Opening in August 2017

Are you a medical or dental student in your final year of school?

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Students to Service Loan Repayment Program (S2S LRP) provides loan repayment to medical (MD and DO) or dental (DDS or DMD) students in their final year of school in return for a commitment to provide primary health care full time for at least 3 years at an approved NHSC site in a Health Professional Shortage Area of greatest need.

Plan Ahead

Create a Federal Student Aid ID before beginning the application process to electronically import your Federal loan information for your application.

Gather documentation you will need to submit with your application. You will need loan information verification, school transcript, verification of good standing, proof of passing Step/Level 1 of USMLE/COMLEX or documentation verifying that you have passed Part I of the National board Dental Examination, as well as letters of recommendation and a CV or resume.

Visit the Health Workforce Connector to explore the many different places that S2S LRP participants can practice after completing their residencies.

Watch this video to learn about the factors used to determine NHSC awards.

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Due June 9, 2017


$1000 per student

  • Applicants must be nominated by a regular NAMME member in good fiscal standing.
  • Professional students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0, if the curriculum is graded. If the curriculum is Pass/Fail, the student must be passing all course work.  Undergraduate or graduate allied health students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.

Click Here to Download the Application


National Association of Medical Minority Educators, Inc. (NAMME)

Denita Braswell, MHA, BS

Executive Director

1500 Sunday Drive, Suite 102

Raleigh, NC 27607

206, 2017

Faculty Loan Repayment Program

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Faculty Loan Repayment Program

Application cycle is open

The 2017 Faculty Loan Repayment Program application cycle is now open and will close on June 29, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. EST.

Read the Fiscal Year 2017 Application & Program Guidance (PDF – 400 KB) carefully before you start your 2017 Faculty Loan Repayment Program application.

Technical Assistance

Participate in the Faculty Loan Repayment Program Technical Assistance Conference Call:

Date/Time: June 15 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. ET
Dial-in: 888-790-3359
Passcode: 4694412

Instant Replay:
Available one hour after call
Phone: 888-566-0507
Expires: June14, 2018 10:59 PM (CT)

About the program

The Faculty Loan Repayment Program provides individuals who have an interest in eligible health profession careers with the opportunity to receive loan repayment while serving as faculty members at accredited and eligible health professions schools.



Participants will receive up to $40,000 for two (2) years of service to repay the outstanding principal and interest of qualifying educational loans. Applicants must obtain all qualifying educational loans prior to the application deadline of June 29, 2017.

Apply Now

Learn More
Application and Program Guidance (PDF – 400 KB)

Faculty Loan Repayment Fact Sheet (PDF – 240 KB)


(TTY: 1-877-897-9910)

Weekdays (except Federal holidays), 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST

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206, 2017

Dental Faculty Loan Repayment Program

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Dental Faculty Loan Repayment Program

Fiscal Year 2017

Apply for this opportunity on Grants.gov

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW), Division of Medicine and Dentistry is accepting applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2017 Dental Faculty Loan Repayment Program.

The purpose of this program is to increase the number of dental and dental hygiene faculty in the workforce by assisting dental and dental hygiene training programs to attract and retain dental and dental hygiene faculty through loan repayment.

Preference in making grant awards will be given to applicants providing loan repayment to pediatric dentistry faculty supervising residents at dental training institutions providing clinical services in dental clinics located in dental schools, hospitals, or community-based affiliated sites.

Applications due July 17, 2017

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2504, 2017

Save the Date – Hawaii Health Workforce Summit 2017

or Visit https://2017hawaiisummit.eventbrite.com

  • Featured speakers:
    • Dr. Dike Drummond, The Happy MD on Building Career and Personal Satisfaction
    • Carl Taylor, How To Survive In A Hostile Environment
    • Madam Liu Ya Fei, Qi Gong master, Hebei Medical Qi Gong Hospital, Qi Gong and Tai Chi for Burnout Prevention
  • 500 participants expected (one of the largest local medical gatherings) from all areas of medicine in Hawai‘i, including: MD’s, DO’s, Dentists, Allied Health, APRNs, PAs, Office Managers and more!.
  • Same day inter-island airfare is provided free for physicians and Hawaii State Rural Health Association members who have requested travel in advance.
  • Topics cover medical and dental topics, practice resources for expanding reimbursement, telehealth, geriatrics, interprofessional practice and healthcare provider happiness. Participants are encouraged to network with colleagues and meet potential future colleagues-students and residents.
  • Saturday 09/09/2017 8:30am-5:00pm.
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Snacks and parking provided.
  • Registration and travel requests close 08/15/2017.
  • Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballrooms (tentatively)

Download “Save-the-Date-Hawaii-Health-Workforce-Summit-2017.pdf” Save-the-Date-Hawaii-Health-Workforce-Summit-2017.pdf – Downloaded 206 times – 2 MB

1804, 2017

Rep. Tupola Addresses Health Care Professionals; Loan Repayment

Representative Andria Tupola (H District 43 Ewa Villages, Kalaeloa, Honokai Hale, Nanakai Gardens, Ko Olina, Kahe Point, Nanakuli, Lualualei, Maili) discusses HB916 HD1 SD1 a bill relating to Health Care Professionals Loan Repayment. Her guest is Kelley Withy, MD, PhD, Professor at the University of Hawai`i in the Department of Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

HB916 HD1 SD1 makes an appropriation for the Hawaii rural health care provider loan repayment program administered through the John A. Burns School of medicine. Effective 7/1/2090. (SD1)

The COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS (WAM) will hold a public decision-making on Tuesday, 04-04-17 9:35AM in conference room 211.

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Representative Andria Tupola and Kelley withy, MD, PHD

Contact: reptupola@capitol.hawaii.gov

Watch video

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Htdc5oc9DCE&feature=youtu.be