An in-depth overview of the NIH Loan Repayment Program from the Division of Loan Repayment Director, Dr. Erika Boone. The NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) are a set of programs established by Congress designed to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals into biomedical or biobehavioral research centers.
Several challenges confront individuals who would like to pursue a research career, one of which being the escalating costs of advanced education and training in medicine and clinical specialties. This financial burden often leads scientists to abandon research careers for higher-paying private industry or private practice positions.
Posted: January 23, 2019