Residency Incentive Program
Are you a resident? We want to give you $35,000 per year while you are in residency. Seriously. Imagine what you could do with an extra $35,000 a year.
Pay the interest on student loans while you complete residency?
The experts say that is a smart financial decision and we aren't going to argue. The residency incentive allows you to skip loan deferrment if you choose. Or you can use it for living expenses or invest it for some peace of mind.
We don't stipulate how you must use the money, just as we don't stipulate where you must practice. We only ask for your commitment to treat underserved populations in rural or metropolitan areas of Tennessee for three or four years after residency. We will help you find a location to practice if you need assistance, but we want your ideas too.
As the comedian Jay Leno once quipped, "The New England Journal of Medicine reports that 9 out of 10 doctors agree that 1 out of 10 doctors is an idiot."
Don't be that guy.
Over $7,000,000 dollars awarded to primary care residents.
About the Program
$35,000 a year - up to $140,000 - based on length of residency
Year for Year Service
Serving or open to serving TennCare Patients
Due November 1