Twenty-five aspiring physicians are the latest to benefit from the University of Arizona Health Sciences Primary Care Physician Scholarship Program, which continues to address two critical issues in health care: Arizona’s shortage of primary care physicians and rising debt for medical students.
The Primary Care Physician Scholarship Program awarded scholarships to 14 students in the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson and 11 in the UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. The scholarships, awarded annually, are available to incoming and current students. They allow medical students to pursue careers in primary care without worrying about how they will repay medical school debt. Each scholarship recipient agrees to practice medicine in a federally designated underserved community for at least two years and up to four years after graduation and residency training.
The Primary Care Physician Scholarship Program is currently supporting 92 active medical students. An additional 45 scholarship recipients have graduated and are in various stages of residency training.