Minnesota Urban Physician Loan Forgiveness Guidelines
Application materials: Download the 2019 Urban Physician Application.
The Minnesota Health Care Loan Forgiveness program cycle will open November 1 and close on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 4:00 pm CST.
This program is offered to primary care medical professions, which include Family Practice, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine and Psychiatry, who plan to practice in an underserved urban community. A prospective participant must submit an application to ORHOC during the open application cycle, as a practicing physician or while completing their final year of medical residency training.
Selected participants shall provide direct patient care hours/client–centered services. Hours cannot be fulfilled meeting with providers, process improvement, policy development, supervising, or administering programs.
Participants must begin their service obligation under this program no later than March 31 following completion of their licensure or residency. Participants must complete their residency program as originally stated in their application.
Participants are eligible to participate for up to four years of loan forgiveness during which they serve as a physician in an underserved urban community. ORHPC will make an annual payment to the participant in the amount of $25,000, not to exceed $100,000 total for the maximum four-year period or the balance of the designated loan(s), whichever is less subject to the availability of funds appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature for the loan forgiveness program.