Workforce Development Programs

CMSP understands that attracting and retaining quality healthcare professionals is an integral component of local healthcare delivery systems. To meet this need, the Governing Board is continuing its partnership with the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) on two different educational debt relief programs for medical professionals.

CMSP Loan Repayment Program

The CMSP Loan Repayment Program (CMSP LRP) assists healthcare professionals with the repayment of their educational debt.  Under this program, eligible applicants may receive loan repayments of up to $50,000 in exchange for a two-year service obligation providing direct patient care at a contracted provider site. Previously awarded applicants may apply for an award extension of up to $20,000.

Unlike the California State Loan Repayment Program, contracted provider sites are not required to match the CMSP LRP provider award amount.

The following professionals who provide primary healthcare or dental services at a CMSP contracted provider site located within the 35 CMSP counties may apply:

  • General Dentist (DDS/DMD)
  • Medicine (MD/DO)
    • Family Medicine
    • General Internal Medicine
    • General Psychiatrics
    • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Nurse Practitioner (NP) (primary care)
  • Physician Assistant (PA) (primary care)

The CMSP LRP 2021 submission period is now closed. 

CMSP LRP is administered by the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) through its Healthcare Workforce Development Division (HWDD).  For questions, email CMSP@oshpd.ca.gov or call (916) 326-3700 or visit https://oshpd.ca.gov/loans-scholarships-grants/loan-repayment/cmsplrp/

Allied Healthcare Loan Repayment Program

The Allied Healthcare Loan Repayment Program (AHLRP) is now open for application!

This program provides educational debt relief of up to $16,000 for various medical professionals in exchange for a one-year service obligation practicing direct patient care at a contracted provider site located within any of the 35 CMSP counties.

Allied healthcare professionals who may receive loan repayment support through AHLRP

include:

  • Anesthesia Technician
  • Anesthesiologist Assistant
  • Audiologist
  • Auto-Transfusionist
  • Cardiovascular Technologist
  • Clinical Laboratory Scientist
  • Community Health Worker
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Diagnostic Sonographer/Radiographer (Including Mammographer, etc.)
  • Dietitian/Nutritionist
  • Electrocardiogram Technician
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Health Educator
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Interpreter
  • Medical Laboratory Scientist
  • Medical Radiation Scientist
  • Neurophysiologist
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Orthoptist
  • Orthotist/Prosthetist
  • Paramedic
  • Perfusionist
  • Pharmacist
  • Phlebotomist
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Physical Therapist
  • Podiatrist
  • Radiotherapist/Radiation Therapist/Medical Dosimetrist
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Speech Therapist
  • Surgical Technologist

To date, CMSP has awarded $1,242,269 to Allied Healthcare professionals working at CMSP contracted provider sites through this program.  To learn more and apply, please visit: https://oshpd.ca.gov/loans-scholarships-grants/loan-repayment/ahlrp/

AHLRP is administered through the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) by the Health Professions Education Foundation (HPEF). For questions or assistance with the AHLRP application process, please call the Health Professions Education Foundation at 916-326-3640.

The AHLRP 2020 submission period is now closed.