Montana Rural Physician Incentive Program (MRPIP)

Office/Commissioner of Higher Education
Type Loan Forgiveness
Amount -
Duration Year

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The Montana Rural Physician Incentive Program was established to encourage primary care physicians to practice in medically underserved areas of rural Montana. This program assists in the recruitment and retention of primary care physicians by providing debt-repayment benefits for medical education to physicians who practice in areas of the state that are medically underserved and that demonstrate the need for assistance in physician recruitment and retention. Some specialists may be considered if the argument can be made that they are an integral part of a medically underserved area.

Click HERE for a MRPIP brochure.

Program benefits allow payment of up to $100,000 toward the qualified educational loans of participating health professionals over a five year period of service in a location of need.

Eligible Providers:

  • Qualified Medical Student Loans, and
  • Have MD or DO Degree, and
  • Be eligible for licensure in the State of Montana

In exchange for practicing in rural areas or medically underserved population of the state:

  • $100,000 in total over a 5 year period (disbursed in 6 month increments)

$5,000— 6 mos. of service          $10,000—36 mos. of service
$5,000—12 mos. of service          $12,500—42 mos. of service
$7,500—18 mos. of service          $12,500—48 mos. of service
$7,500—24 mos. of service          $15,000—54 mos. of service
$10,000—30 mos. of service        $15,000—60 mos. of service


This funding opportunity requires applicants to hold U.S. Citizenship.

More Information

Lauri Tobol
Office/Commissioner of Higher Education
Montana University System
2500 Broadway / PO Box 203201
Helena, MT 59620
Phone: 496-444-0322
Fax: 406-444-1469