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.


206, 2017



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)

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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

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

2903, 2017

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NURSE Corps Scholarship Program

Apply for the 2017 NURSE Corps Scholarship Program – we’re accepting applications through May 11, 2017.

As a student accepted or enrolled in a diploma, associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degree nursing program, you can receive funding for tuition, fees, and other educational costs. In exchange you must work at a facility with a critical shortage of nurses—a Critical Shortage Facility (CSF)—upon graduation.

Am I Eligible?

Review the following NURSE Corps Scholarship Program requirements to find out.

I am:

  • a U.S. citizen (born or naturalized), a national, or a lawful permanent resident;
  • enrolled—or accepted for enrollment—in a professional nursing degree program at an accredited school of nursing in the U.S.;
  • beginning classes no later than September 30;
  • free from any federal judgment liens;
  • free from an existing service commitment;
  • not overdue on a federal debt.

We give funding preference depending on your financial need.

Before You Apply

Before you apply, read the annually updated Application and Program Guidance. Make sure you understand the terms and conditions of the NURSE Corps contract, which outlines the requirement for fulfilling your minimum two years of service at an eligible Critical Shortage Facility.

Technical Assistance

We encourage you to participate in two application technical assistance conference calls with program staff.

Technical Assistance Call #1

April 5, 2017 – 3-5 P.M. ET
Dial-in: 888-989-9859   
Passcode: 4280610

Instant Replay
(available an hour after the call)
Dial: 866-406-3306 
Instant Replay Expires 4/5/2018

Technical Assistance Call #2

May 2, 2017 – 3-5 P.M. ET
Dial-in: 888-989-9859   
Passcode: 4280610

Instant Replay
(available an hour after the call)
Dial: 866-454-2121
Instant Replay Expires 5/2/2018

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NURSE Corps participant Josh Hughes, nurse practitioner, Tri-Cities Community Health, Pasco, WA

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NURSE Corps Scholar Rory Caygill-Walsh, family nurse practitioner, Lifelong Medical Care, West Berkeley, CA.

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3001, 2017

Assist with the U.S. Response to Zika and Other Vector-Borne Diseases

  • Join the National Health Service Corps in the Caribbean or the Pacific Islands Apply by April 6th, 2017

Just Announced!  The Zika Response and Preparedness Act (Pub. L. 114-223) provides $6 million for National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program (LRP) awards to clinicians to serve in U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States (Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Territory of American Samoa, Territory of Guam, Republic of Palau, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and Federated States of Micronesia) affected by the Zika virus or other vector-borne diseases.

Health care providers can receive up to $70,000 toward educational loan repayment in exchange for a three-year commitment at NHSC-approved sites in the Caribbean and the Pacific. The primary purpose of this funding is to expand the availability of high quality primary care and pediatric subspecialty clinicians to meet the health care needs of those living in U.S. Affiliated Island Areas affected by Zika virus and other vector-borne diseases.

Subject to the availability of funds, loan repayment awards will be made to:

(1) Retain current primary care, behavioral and mental health, allied health, and certain pediatric subspecialty clinicians practicing at NHSC-approved sites in Puerto Rico and other U.S. affiliated Islands.

(2) Extend the service of newly hired primary care, behavioral and mental health, allied health, and pediatric subspecialty clinicians at NHSC-approved sites in the affected areas; and

(3) Recruit to these affected areas new primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, midwives, certain pediatric subspecialists, and behavioral and mental health professionals who are completing their residency, fellowship, or other graduate training (as applicable) and who are ready to begin providing clinical care by July 18, 2017.

Find out more at: NHSC Zika Effort Loan Repayment

For additional assistance do not hesitate to contact:

  • For interest in Caribbean sites in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands:
    • Dennis E. González, HHS Acting Regional Director, New York, NY
    • 212-264-4600
    • Dennis.Gonzalez@hhs.gov
    • Wesley Tahsir-Rodriguez, NHSC, New York, NY
    • WTahsir-Rodriguez@hrsa.gov
  • For Interest in Pacific sites: American Samoa, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Palau, Guam and the Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands: