Monday, Jan 6, 2020
CalHealthCares 2020 application cycle opens in January
Apply for student loan repayment or a practice support grant
Eligible dentists, dental students, physicians and medical residents can apply beginning Jan. 13 for up to $300,000 in student loan repayment or a practice support grant through the Proposition 56 Medi-Cal Physicians and Dentists Loan Repayment Program, known as CalHealthCares. In return, award recipients are required to make a strong commitment to serving Medi-Cal members by maintaining a patient caseload of at least 30% Medi-Cal beneficiaries. Additional requirements apply. Interested applicants can prepare now by visiting www.calhealthcares.org and reading the complete eligibility requirements or attending an upcoming one-hour informational webinar. The webinar about the student loan repayment will take place Jan. 9, Jan. 15, Jan. 21, Jan. 27 and Feb. 4.
Eligible individuals can apply Jan. 13 through Feb. 7. Applicants will be notified of awards on or around May 1.
The CalHealthCares program is funded by Proposition 56, the state tobacco tax that CDA supported and voters passed at the polls in 2016. Find more coverage about the program, including information about the 2019 award recipients, at cda.org.
Apply Jan. 13-Feb. 7, 2020, at www.calhealthcares.org.
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