South Carolina AHEC is pleased to announce that it is currently accepting applications for the South Carolina Rural Dentist Program. The South Carolina Rural Dentist Program was implemented in July 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 in their respective communities and remain after the funding period is complete. 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, 55 rural dentists and 19 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 Recruitment and Retention webpage. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2019.