Thursday, October 8, 2015

National Health Service Corps: Lessons from the Field

Health professions students from across the state are invited to take advantage of South Carolina’s recognition of “Corps Community Day” as part of the annual National Primary Care Month on October 29 at noon. 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, gratification, working environment, and experiences available through the NHSC. The event will also include brief videos featuring NHSC loan repayment recipients. 

The program is sponsored by the South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium (AHEC), the South Carolina Office of Rural Health, and the South Carolina Primary Health Care Association. The event will take place at MUSC in Room 112 of the Bioengineering Building, and lunch will be provided to registered attendees.  Students from other health professions programs in the state are invited to connect to this program using videoconferencing technology.

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

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