To receive a list of the Health Professions Shortage Areas or employment opportunities visit:
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
P.O. BOX 12788
Austin, TX 78711-2788
(512) 427-6404 (in Austin)
1-800-242-3062 ext. 6404 (outside Austin)
Details about employment opportunities with participating state agencies and community health centers can be obtained by contacting:
|Texas Dept. of Health
Community Oriented Primary
Care Serv. Program
1100 W. 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756-3199
|Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice
3009 Highway 30 W.
Huntsville, TX 77340
|Texas Association of Community
211 East 7th Street, Suite 818
Austin, TX 78701
|Texas Dept of Mental Health & Mental Retardation
P. O. Box 12668
Austin, TX 78711-2668
(512)454-3761 or (512)206-5559
For every year that you practice medicine with one of five state agencies, or in a rural or economically depressed community that is medically underserved, the state will repay up to $9,000 of your undergraduate or professional student loans for a maximum of five years or $45,000.
For every year that you practice in certain areas of highest need, you could qualify for additional federal matching repayment funds of $9,000, for a total of up to $18,000 per year for a maximum of five years or $90,000.
Individuals must be nurses licensed by the Texas Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners, against whom no professional disciplinary action has been taken, and who have been employed in Texas for at least one year as vocational nurses in positions requiring a licensed vocational nurse.
The maximum award is the lesser of $1,000 or the outstanding amount of the loan, plus interest, acquired while enrolled in an LVN program of study. The average award is $250; the number of awards per year is 60.
Bureau of Health Professions
We are proudly located in the historic Ashbel Smith Building, affectionately known as 'Old Red'.
Second Floor, Room 2.210
Office of Enrollment Services
The University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77555-1305
Ph: (409) 772-1215
Fax: (409) 772-4466
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