Applications are now open for a new Medical School Loan Repayment Program offered by the T.L.L. Temple Foundation in coordination with the State Office of Rural Health at the Texas Department of Agriculture.

“We have entire counties in our 22-county service area that have no primary care physicians nor dentists,” said Wynn Rosser, Ph.D., the foundation's president and CEO. “The problem is larger than the foundation alone can solve, but we think the student loan repayment program and establishing residency programs are contributions that will make a difference.”

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