Physician Loan Repayment Program

L.A. Care's Elevating the Safety Net initiative is a long-term effort to recruit high-quality primary care physicians into the Los Angeles County safety net. Each recruit could care for up to 2,000 new patients per year. The Elevating the Safety Net Physician Loan Repayment Program is one part of this initiative. 


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Request for Applications

In response to the looming physician shortage, L.A. Care, in partnership with Uncommon Good as the program administrator, is pleased to release a Request for Applications (RFA) under the Elevating the Safety Net Physician Loan Repayment Program


Purpose and Funding

The Physician Loan Repayment Program will provide loan repayments of up to $5,000 per month for 36 months, with an opportunity to extend for an additional two years. Eligible primary care specialties include Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Obstetrics/Gynecology.  

Please review the Request for Applications (RFA) document carefully, as it details the application process.



There is no deadline to apply. However, the number of awards is dependent on the number of eligible applications and availability of funding.