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IHS Health Professions Recruiter

Nannette Bellini
Health Professions Recruiter, DHPS
Indian Health Service
12300 Twinbrook Parkway
Suite 450A
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: (301) 443-0049

 

Loan Repayment Program

Jackie Santiago
Indian Health Service
Loan Repayment Program
801 Thompson Avenue, TMP-450A
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: (301) 443-3396
Fax: (301) 443-4815
IHS Loan Repayment Program

 

Scholarships

Eric Pinto
Scholarship Program Analyst
Indian Health Service
801 Thompson Avenue, TMP-450A
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: (301) 443-5086
Fax: (301) 443-4815
IHS Scholarship Program

 

 

USPHS Student Externship Program and Senior Year Rotations

The IHS offers three excellent opportunities for students throughout the academic year through the Junior Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program (JRCOSTEP), Senior Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program (SRCOSTEP) and Senior Year Externship Rotations. All of these programs are highly competitive.

JRCOSTEP

JRCOSTEP allows students to gain valuable professional experience with the IHS early in their education. They serve in assignments throughout the country during their official school breaks for periods from 31 to 120 days. Most, however, are hired for the summer months (June, July, and August). Upon completing his/her professional education, the student may serve an extended active-duty assignment with any of the agencies/programs that hire commissioned officers. Those who go on to a career in the Commissioned Corps are credited for their JRCOSTEP time for pay and retirement purposes. JRCOSTEPS do not have an obligation to serve in the Commissioned Corps after graduation. Go to the Division of Commissioned Personnel for additional information about JRCOSTEP.

SRCOSTEP

The SRCOSTEP program is designed to assist students financially during their final academic year in return for an agreement to work for the PHS Commissioned Corps after graduation for twice the time sponsored (i.e., an 18-month employment commitment for 9 months of financial support). Upon graduation, assignments are made to the sponsoring agency/program that provided the financial support. Go to the Division of Commissioned Personnel for additional information about SRCOSTEP.

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