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Funds Available to Reduce Debt, Join or Establish a Practice, or Recruit Surgeons

February 20, 2020 3:05 PM | Anonymous

The New York State Doctors Across New York (DANY) program is now accepting applications.

The DANY initiative includes several programs collectively designed to help train and place physicians in underserved communities,in a variety of settings and specialties,to care for New York’s diverse population. The DANY Physician Loan Repayment (PLR)and Physician Practice Support (PPS)programs make funds available to help recruit physicians to and encourage them to remain in medically underserved areas of the state.

Funding is provided in exchange for a physician’s commitment to work in an underserved area for a three-year period (DANY service obligation period).

This is the seventh DANY PLR/PPS cycle of funding. For Cycle VII, both PLR and PPS awards will provide up to $40,000 per year for three years to or on behalf of a physician who agrees to practice in an underserved area for the three-year DANY service obligation period.

Up to $9million is currently available under this Request for Applications (RFA), which is expected to result in approximately 75three-year awards.

,DANY funds can be awarded to: (1) a physician to pay qualified educational debt; (2) a physician to submit the costs of establishing or joining medical practices; or (3) a health care facility to recruit or retain a physician by providing the physician with a sign-on bonus, funds to repay outstanding qualified educational debt, or enhanced compensation. In all cases,100 percent of the funds ultimately must be distributed to the physician or the physician’s practice.

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