The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) is continuing with its Demonstration
Project, for fiscal year 2005 only, to award loan repayment to a special group
of chiropractors who agree to serve underserved populations in primary care
health professional shortage areas (HPSAs) throughout the
United States. A minimum 2-year service
commitment is required, and the doctors must be employed by a primary health
care site that has an active NHSC clinician on staff.
will be part of a three-year trial program that includes an evaluation to
determine whether adding chiropractors would enhance the effectiveness of the
Eligible chiropractors must be citizens or nationals of the
United States and must:
Have a degree in chiropractic from a chiropractic college that is fully
accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Chiropractic
Have successfully passed the entire examination by the National Board of
Chiropractic Examiners and;
Possess a current unrestricted license to practice chiropractic in the state in
which they intend to practice and;
Be eligible for, or hold, an appointment as a commissioned officer in the
Regular or Reserve Corps of the Public Health Service, or be eligible for
civilian service in the NHSC and;
Applicants must be negotiating or have secured employment at an eligible
community site, and must not have any other service obligation.
The deadline for application is June 17, 2005.
More information can be found at
or by calling 800-638-0824.