The National Health Service Corps

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) is a clinician recruitment and retention program administered by the Bureau of Health Workforce in the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) that aims to reduce health workforce shortages in underserved areas. Under its three components, health providers receive either scholarships or loan repayments in exchange for a service commitment at an NHSC-approved facility located in a federally designated health professional shortage area (HPSA).

A Congressional Research Service report that provides information about this program can be obtained at