LSOM DEI Faculty Loan Repayment Program

The LSOM Loan Repayment Faculty Recruitment Program supports new medical faculty at the Assistant Professor level from financially or socially disadvantaged backgrounds and/or are engaged in basic, clinical, social, or behavioral research directly relevant to health disparities which disproportionately impact populations that are economically disadvantaged or defined as medically underserved and have educational debts that make entering an academic career difficult. Maximum of $10K/annually up to three years. Email for more information.

Government Loan Forgiveness Programs

  1. U.S. Department of Education
  2. Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program
  3. Indian Health Service (IHS) Loan Repayment Program
  4. National Institute on Minority Helath and Health Disparities
  5. National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program
  6. NHSC Students to Service Loan Repayment Program
  7. NHSC Scholarships
  8. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Reosurces and Services Administration Primary Care Loans

Armed Forces Helath Professions Scholarship Programs

  1. U.S. Air Force
  2. U.S. Army
  3. U.S. Navy

Texas Physician Education Loan Repayment Program

Who It’s For: Primary care physicians who agree to practice for four consecutive years in a health professional shortage area or a secure correctional facility.

How to Apply: You can find the application on the program website, but only during the active enrollment period.

What Loans Qualify: Most loans (including federal, state, and private) should qualify, as long as they were used to pay for your higher education and can be verified with a legitimate promissory note. These loans may not have been taken out during your residency or to cover costs after the completion of medical school.

How Much?: Varies depending on the size of the loan, up to a possible maximum of $25,000 the first year, $35,000 the second, $45,000 the third, and $55,000 the fourth.

Anything Else I Should Know?: There is an alternate path to eligibility for this program. Even if you do not work in a qualifying health professional shortage area or correctional facility, you may still qualify if you provided services to a designated minimum number of Medicaid or Healthy Texas Women Program enrollees. See the “Alternative Path to Eligibility” section on the Physician Education Loan Repayment Program website for more details.