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.
For the Kansas SEARCH program, it is preferable if students have their own vehicles, as most placements are rural and there is no public transportation. All students participate in interdisciplinary programs. Rotations, lasting 2-6 weeks, are run year round. There are 45 slots available each year.
This funding opportunity requires applicants to hold U.S. Citizenship.
National Health Service Corps and State of Kansas