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Our members know their states! Learn about picturesque New Hampshire from our member, Michele. 

Name: Michele Petersen

City, State: Bow, New Hampshire

Organization: Bi-State Recruitment Center

How long have you lived in New Hampshire? 
I have lived in New Hampshire my entire life and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. Health care professionals are drawn to New Hampshire’s amazing quality of life. In 2019, New Hampshire ranked #1 by “From Here to There” for best places to live based on economy, cost of living, crime, safety, health and quality of life http://bit.ly/Top10BestStates2019 New Hampshire offers the majestic White Mountains, the spectacular lakes region, our beautiful seacoast, and an abundance of recreational activities for every season such as hiking, kayaking, skiing, and beach combing. Wildlife sightings are common. It’s not unusual to see a family of deer eating wild blueberries by the side of the road. In addition, we are close to Boson, Maine, and Vermont. We also enjoy tax-free living with no state income or sales tax. 

What are the best cultural events that happen in New Hampshire?
Some of the things New Hampshire is well known for include maple production, pumpkin festivals, vacationing around “On Golden Pond”, whale watching at the Isle of Shoals, as well as hiking, biking, and skiing the 48 mountain peaks over 4,000 feet in the Granite State. Take a sneak peek at www.visitnh.gov

Why should a health professional choose New Hampshire over surrounding states?
We offer a variety of collaborative and comprehensive Patient-Centered Medical Homes with modern facilities, integrated electronic health records and engaged communities.

What loan repayment programs does New Hampshire have?
Many of our opportunities qualify for NHSC loan repayment and we offer a very generous state program that incentivizes physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dentists and behavioral health professionals who work in either federally designated areas of the state, or with state-funded primary care and community mental health centers located throughout the state.

How is the J-1 Visa Waiver program utilized in New Hampshire?
New Hampshire’s J-1 Visa Waiver program is administered through the Division of Public Health Services, Rural Health and Primary Care Section. The Recruitment Center helps physicians seeking J1 waivers identify opportunities in New Hampshire that are eligible for visa sponsorship. 

How are health professionals valued in New Hampshire?
Here’s what Ammonoosuc Community Health Center has to say, “We foster a climate of warmth, friendliness, and kindness. Here you’ll find a culture more of a big extended family than a typical business organization. We’ll support your ideas and encourage you to “think outside the box”.

How is the weather/climate in New Hampshire?
New Hampshire offers four-season year-round beauty.  Maple trees are abundant here and provide a spectacular fall color display. While our winters bring picturesque New England snowfall for every skier’s delight, we’re also equipped with reliable crews to keep the roads clear for safe passage.

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