Tuesday, October 7, 2014

National Health Service Corps: Lessons from the Field

On October 9, health professions students from across the state are invited to attend South Carolina’s recognition of “Corps Community Day” as part of the annual National Primary Care Week. This program will provide information about the National Health Service Corps (NHSC), which exists to increase access to primary care where it is needed most.  The NHSC is a federal program that provides scholarships or repays the educational loans of health care providers who agree to serve a minimum of two years in a federally designated health professional shortage area. Mark Jordan, Director of the South Carolina Office of Primary Care, will provide an overview of the NHSC including scholarship and loan repayment opportunities. Sean Boynes, DMD, and David Garr, MD, will discuss the benefits, working environment, and experiences available through the NHSC.

The South Carolina AHEC, the South Carolina Office of Rural Health and the South Carolina Primary Health Care Association are sponsoring the program. The event will take place at MUSC in Room 202 of the Basic Science Building, and lunch will be provided to registered attendees.  Students from USC, USC School of Medicine - Greenville, and the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Carolinas Campus are invited to participate via videoconference.

To register, please contact Kristin Cochran at 843-792-6977 or cochrak@musc.edu

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