Rural Physician Loan Repayment Program

Supporting doctors who serve Utah's rural communities.


Photo credit: Kam Twitchell


Financial support for Utah's rural physicians

The Rural Physician Loan Repayment Program (RPLRP) provides educational loan repayment assistance to physicians who contract to work in a rural hospital for a minimum of two years of service.

The program awards providers in primary care, ob/gyn, general surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, pediatrics, and internal medicine throughout rural Utah hospitals.

You can make an impact

I appreciate the help that the rural physician loan repayment program provides to doctors within the state of Utah.”
Jared West

Apply here!

Physicians may apply here to receive financial assistance for their student loans. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and should be submitted before January 15 or August 15 each year.

Eligibility criteria

Progress report

Physicians who enroll in this program are required to submit progress reports periodically to demonstrate their impact within their communities. Progress reports help to demonstrate the volume of patients who benefit from the physician's services, the quality of care, and how the financial assistance program has helped providers achieve their goals. The Office of Primary Care and Rural Health also invites providers to submit anecdotal stories to help demonstrate the success of the program to funders, and legislators, as well as to inspire new applicants to work in underserved communities in Utah.

Progress reports are submitted every six months. If you are a provider and you are wondering when your next progress report is due, details can be found in Attachment B of your contract.

Update your address

Has your address updated recently? Program participants may update their address through one of two ways:

  • If you started the program before July 2022, you can update your address by downloading a W9 form, filling it out, and emailing it to
  • If you started the program after July 2022 and have a PaymentWorks profile, you can update your address directly within PaymentWorks. Then notify the program administrator via email at

W9 Form

If you are a program participant and your address has recently changed, you will need to update your address in the program!

Advisory Committee

The Rural Physician Loan Repayment Program Advisory Committee meets twice a year to consider applicants and award physicians with support. 

Program contact info

Rachel Devine
Workforce Development Specialist 

Codes and rules

Read about the codes and rules that govern this program.

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