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.

News

1810, 2017

National Health Service Corps – Students to Service Application Deadline Extended!

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Students to Service Application Deadline Extended

It’s not too late!

Complete and submit your application before the extended deadline of October 26, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. ET

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Students to Service Loan Repayment Program (S2S LRP) provides up to $120,000 to medical (MD and DO) or dental (DDS or DMD) students in their final year of school. In return, you will 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.


Technical Assistance

Recorded Webinar

NHSC S2S Program Application Webinar Recording


If you have questions or would like additional assistance, please contact the Customer Care Center at 1-800-221-9393, MondayFriday between 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET (except federal holidays).

National Health Service Corps Students to Service Loan Repayment Program

FY18 S2S APG

Download the Application and Program Guidance


Students to Service Program

Program Overview

Fact Sheet


Factors for Determining an NHSC Award

VIDEO: Learn factors used to determine NHSC awards.


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2909, 2017

University Study Finds Hawaii’s Doctor Shortage Worsening

A University of Hawaii assessment has found that the state’s doctor shortage is worsening, except on the island of Kauai.

University Study Finds Hawaii’s Doctor Shortage Worsening

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii‘s doctor shortage is worsening, except on the island of Kauai, a University of Hawaii assessment found.

The total shortage has grown to 769, compared with 707 in 2016, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported (http://bit.ly/2fvQaaW ) Monday.

The university’s Physician Workforce Assessment found Oahu needs 381 physicians, up from 339 last year, while the Big Island is short 196 providers, compared with the 183 needed last year. Maui County has a deficit of 139, up from 125, while Kauai needs 53 doctors, down from 62.

Primary care providers are the largest group in short supply, followed by infectious disease specialists on Oahu and Kauai, colorectal surgeons on the Big Island and geriatric doctors in Maui County.

“We need to train more, recruit more and make it the best place to practice in the country,” said Kelley Withy, the University of Hawaii professor who conducts the annual assessment.

A major player in the shortage comes from the state’s high cost of living and lower pay for medical providers compared with the mainland, among other social issues such as quality of schools, Withy said.

The health care industry for years has struggled to recruit doctors, particularly to rural communities on the neighbor islands.

“Many have given up practices to work for hospitals, and many private practices have closed because of that,” said Dr. Edward Gutteling, an orthopedic surgeon in Hilo. “Other doctors that are coming out are scared of private practices. They all want to get jobs and have a paycheck, so private practice is dying.”

Gutteling thinks the state should invest in an emergency medevac system and designated referral center that has the capability to take patients around the clock, he said.

“The community as a whole thinks they can go to Hilo Medical Center and they will be taken care of. That is their assumption, but it’s not true,” he said. “They pretend to have a trauma system. If we are short of specialists . we should put people on a helicopter or plane and get them out of here, instead of pretending that the community hospitals on the neighbor islands can take care of anybody at all times, because they can’t and they never will because we don’t have the population to support it.”

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Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser, http://www.staradvertiser.com

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

2909, 2017

Application Now Open! NHSC Students to Service Loan Repayment Program

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Application Cycle is Now Open!
The 2018 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Students to Service Loan Repayment Program (S2S LRP) is now open and will close on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. ET. Read the 2018 Application and Program Guidance carefully before you start your application.

About the program
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Students to Service Loan Repayment Program provides up to $120,000 (tax free) 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 or part-time for 6 years at an approved NHSC site in a Health Professional Shortage Area of greatest need.

Application Assistance
Interested applicants are encouraged to participate in one of these application events:

Application Webinar
Thursday, September 7
7:00 – 8:00 PM ET
Access Link
Phone: 1-888-787-0203 Passcode: 3261051

Application Q & A Session #1 (Online & By Phone)
Thursday, September 28
7:00 – 9:00 PM ET
Access Link
Phone: 1-888-787-0203 Passcode: 3261051

Application Q & A Session #2 (Online Only)
Tuesday, October 10
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM ET
Access Link

Additional Resources
Application and Program Guidance
Fact Sheet
Frequently Asked Questions

Freeman

Learn more about the Students to Service Program from one of our participants – Brian Freeman, MD

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.

206, 2017

NAMME SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Due June 9, 2017

ACT NOW!

$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

MAIL APPLICATIONS TO NAMME EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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.

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Benefits

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)


Questions?

1-800-221-9393 
(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

NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY
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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