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  National Health Service Corps Chiropractor Project Update

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.

Awardees will be part of a three-year trial program that includes an evaluation to determine whether adding chiropractors would enhance the effectiveness of the NHSC.
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 Education and;
  • 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.