The SEARCH program provides health professions students and residents with opportunities to work on interdisciplinary health care teams. Currently, 22 states and U.S. territories offer SEARCH programs, extending a unique, hands-on, primary care training experience working with people in underserved rural and urban areas. Applicants who qualify for the program will be placed in a community where they can make a difference through NHSC’s network of primary care associations and primary care offices.
To qualify for the SEARCH program, you must have started your training as a physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, certified nurse-midwife, dentist, dental hygienist, or mental and behavioral health professionals, including health service psychologist, clinical social worker, licensed professional counselor, marriage and family therapist, and psychiatric nurse specialist.
The Arizona SEARCH program provides housing and subsistence reimbursement. Participants may live with a family in the community. There are year round rotations (2-14 weeks – average 4-6 weeks). Participants must provide malpractice insurance, proof of academic standing, and current immunization. There are 140 slots available each year.
This funding opportunity requires applicants to hold U.S. Citizenship.
National Health Service Corps and the State of Arizona