The South Carolina AHEC is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the South Carolina Rural Dentist Program. The South Carolina Rural Dentist Program was implemented in 2005 to assist dentists who serve in South Carolina’s Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) or serve as full-time faculty at the MUSC College of Dental Medicine in repaying educational loans. The expectation is that during their commitment period these dentists will establish viable community practices or academic careers at the College of Dental Medicine, become involved and remain in their respective communities after the funding period is over. Priority for this program is given to those demonstrating need and expressing intent to remain in an underserved area or in an area of critical need at the MUSC College of Dental Medicine. To date, 45 rural dentists and 14 faculty members at the MUSC College of Dental Medicine have been funded.
For more information on the South Carolina Rural Dentist Program, please visit the South Carolina AHEC webpage.
The deadline for applications for this funding cycle is February 15, 2016. Applications postmarked or received via email after this date will not be accepted.