Success Story #6

Rural Physician Loan Repayment Program

In 2015 the Utah Legislature funded the Rural Physician Loan Repayment Program with $300,000 of ongoing funding annually to recruit and retain physicians practicing at rural hospitals by providing $30,000 in educational loan repayment for a two year service commitment. Minus a small amount for administrative costs, this program is able to support up to 9 new physicians each year. The rural hospitals are required to match the financial assistance amounts provided by the program.

  • Since 2015 there have been 9 new participants in the program for a total of $270,000 in student loan assistance each year.