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Utah’s Rural Physician Loan Repayment Program:

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

The program awards nine 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


For more information about eligibility to enter the program and receive financial assistance, please read: Rural Physician Loan Repayment Program Information Flier

Provider Application

Medical providers may apply here to receive financial assistance for their student loans.

Progress Report

Providers who enroll in this program are asked 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 providers’ services, the quality of care, and how the financial assistance program has helped providers achieve their goals. The Primary Care and Rural Health office 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 typically 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.

Program Statute and Rule

R434-45 Rural Physician Loan Repayment Rules

W-9 Form

Has your address changed recently? If you are a program participant and your address has recently changed, you will need to fill out a new W9.

View Map of RPLRP by County


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