The Specialty Education Loan Repayment Program (SELRP) provides financial assistance to Physicians in the form of a loan repayment to recent graduates of an accredited medical or osteopathic school, and are currently enrolled or matched to a residency identified as a shortage by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The loan repayment is $40,000 a year with a maximum of $160,000. In return the recipient would agree to serve in a clinical practice at a VA facility for a period of 12 months for each $40,000 of loan repayment with a minimum of 24 months of obligated service. Preference will be given to veterans, and individuals who are, or will be, participating in residency programs in health facilities: Located in rural areas; Operated by Indiana tribes, tribal organizations, or the Indian Health Service; or Affiliated with underserved healthcare facilities of the Department. Participant must agree in writing before any payment to: Obtain a license to practice medicine in a State; Successfully complete post-graduate training leading to eligibility for board eligibility/certification in a specialty; Serve as a full-time clinical practice employee of the Veteran Health Administration (VHA) for 12 months for every $40,000 in such benefits that the employee receives, but in no case for fewer than 24 months; and Begin such service no later than 60 days after completing a residency. Fellowship - If the participant receives an accredited fellowship in a medical specialty other that identified above he/she upon written request may delay the term of obligated service until after the completion of the fellowship, but in no case no later than 60 days after the completion of the fellowship. Consideration Requirements: Application, Academic Verification, Recommendations, Resume, Transcripts, Declaration for Federal Employment (Not completing any of the required documents is justification for non-consideration). It is your responsibility to ensure all required documentation is submitted. Failure to submit all required documentation will result in not being considered. If you have questions, contact us at SELRPTeam@va.gov Designated Drug-Testing Position: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.