PURPOSE OF PROGRAM
The program is designed to encourage doctors to practice primary care medicine in areas of Kansas where there is an insufficiency of medical care providers.
Designed to encourage primary care physicians to establish practices in rural areas of Kansas. Recipients receive $15,000 per year for up to four years of study at nationally accredited osteopathic schools. Preference goes to first year students. Recipients return one year of practice for each year of assistance. Applicants must complete a program application and the designated financial aid application.
- Be a Kansas resident
- Be committed to providing primary medical care in an underserved area in Kansas
- Demonstrate financial aid eligibility as measured by the federal formula.
Primary Care Medicine includes general internal medicine, pediatrics, family medicine, family practice, obstetrics and gynecology, or emergency medicine.
Underserved areas are designated as any Kansas county except: Douglas, Johnson, Sedgwick, Shawnee and Wyandotte.
- Complete and submit both this application and statement of purpose to the Board of Regents.
- Submit a copy of your completed 2006 federal income tax return to the Board of Regents.
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit it in the envelope attached. Allow 2 to 4 weeks for processing and to receive your report. The FAFSA may be submitted on line at www.fafsa.ed.gov. When you receive your Student Aid Report (SAR), submit a signed copy with this application to the Board of Regents.
- Be admitted to an accredited School of Osteopathy in the United States.
Kansas Board of Regents
1000 SW Jackson St, Suite 520
Topeka, KS 66612-1368