The South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium (AHEC) is pleased to announce 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.
During their commitment period, these dentists are expected to establish viable community practices or academic careers at the College of Dental Medicine and become involved in their respective communities, which will hopefully help retain them 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, 60 rural dentists and 19 faculty members at the MUSC College of Dental Medicine have been funded.
Applications are available online and the deadline is February 15, 2020.
For more information on the South Carolina Rural Dentist Program and to apply, please visit the South Carolina AHEC Recruitment and Retention Programs page.