Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program – Webinar May 4 & 12

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced Friday the next phase of the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program

The announcement Friday was to communicate the designated shortage areas(the underserved areas that were selected by USDA from the applicants received by the State Animal Health officials) and the Request for Applicants. Information about the program can be found at VMLRP. Information about the designated shortage areas can be found at VMLRP Designated Shortage Situations. Finally, application materials can be found at: http://www.nifa.usda.gov/nea/animals/in_focus/an_health_if_vmlrp_forms.html

NIFA is holding two hour webinars for potential applicants on Tuesday May 4, 2010 at 10 am and 4 pm eastern time, and Wednesday May 12, 2010 at 10 am and 4:00pm eastern time. These webinars will go over the loan repayment program application process, and there will be a Q&A for potential applicants. Each webinar is open up to a max of 75 slots--there is the potential for additional webinars based on the demand. They are encouraging groups (such as the veterinary schools) to participate in the webinars in large lecture halls, so that multiple people can participate via one connection. More information can be found at: VMLRP Webinars.