The purpose of the program is to assist medically underserved communities in Arkansas with physician recruitment by offering additional financial incentives to participating physicians.

How it works: A physician who is either in their residency or no more than two years out of residency, and a Rural Community in Arkansas may jointly apply. The physician agrees to practice Primary Care in the community for a period of four years. In return, the community agrees to pay the physician an additional $10,000 per year and the State pays $10,000 per year for a total of $80,000 for four years.

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Application deadline is January 5th of each year.