Dental school graduates carry higher and higher levels of debt. For those willing to give back to underserved communities, the National Health Service (NHSC) has a new program offering up to $120,000.
The Students to Service Program offers up to $120,000 to dental and medical students in their final year of school in return for a commitment to provide care full time for at least 3 years at an approved NHSC site in a Health Professional Shortage Area of greatest need. Applications will be accepted until October 19th.
Applicants must be US citizens or nationals pursuing a DDS or DMD degree full time at a dental school accredited by the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation in the United States or its territories. They also must be eligible for federal employment. Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to complete accredited postgraduate training in an NHSC-approved specialty, such as general dentistry, pediatrics, public health, or geriatrics.