The Rural Dentist Program, in coordination with the Department of Health and Environmental Control’s
Public Health Dentistry Program, is established at the Medical University of South Carolina. The funds
appropriated to the Medical University of South Carolina for the Rural Dentist Program shall be
administered by the South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium physician recruitment office. The
Medical University of South Carolina is responsible for the fiscal management of funds to ensure that state policies and guidelines are adhered to.
To be eligible for the Dental Loan Repayment program, all applicants must have no outstanding service
obligation for health professional service to the Federal Government (e.g., an active military obligation or
National Health Service Corp), a State (e.g. State Loan Repayment Program or Scholarship Program
obligation) or other entity, unless the obligation would be completed prior to receipt of the Dental Loan Repayment Award.