Ann Cranford
Tel: 615-741-2101

STATE LOAN REPAYMENT!!! State Loan Repayment Program 2019 is now   


Tennessee State Loan Repayment Program 2019 Application Cycle is now OPEN!

The deadline to apply on-line  is Tuesday,  January  7, 2020   

 Tennessee State Loan Repayment Program (TSLRP)

TSLRP provides educational loan repayment to qualified primary care practitioners in exchange for an initial 2 year service obligation to practice full-time or part-time at an ambulatory public, non-profit or private non-profit primary care site located in a federally designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) or a facility designated as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) or Rural Health Clinic (RHC).  

Regional,  Local & Metro Health Departments must be a primary care entity located  in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA)  or designated as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)  in order to qualify.

 Eligible Practitioners

•        Primary Care 
–      Physician, Nurse Practitioner, Certified Nurse Mid-Wife, Physician Assistant, Pharmacist
•        Dental 
–      General  Practice or Pediatric Dentist
•        Behavioral & Mental Health
–      Psychiatrist, Psychiatric Nurse Specialist, Health Service Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Marriage & Family Therapist or Licensed Professional Counselor 

Award Amount

Eligible applicants can receive a maximum of up to $50,000 for an initial 2-year service obligation.  TSLRP award amounts are determined by annual funding availability which may cause variations in the final award amount from year-to-year.  


Application Cycle open now until January 7th Apply On-Line to complete a (click here)Tennessee State Loan Repayment Program (TSLRP) Application  Or copy and paste the link to your browser: https://tdhrcdev.health.tn.gov/redcap/surveys/?s=MJFXYNFC4F

 Note: Only qualifying PUBLIC or NON-PROFIT PRIVATE, ambulatory, primary care entities, located in a federally designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) are eligible practice sites for participation in TSLRP.


Questions about whether or not you qualify or if your practice site is eligible for participation ?

Tresea Donelson, TSLRP Coordinator at (615) 532-0195 or tresea.donelson@tn.gov


Key Points

Fun Activities for the Whole Family

Planning a trip in Tennessee starting from the West traveling through Central and ending your trip in East. West Tennessee has Beale Street with an introduction to Blues on every corner. If you go in May you can partake in the Memphis In May Barbecue. Traveling toward Central Tennessee pass through Jackson and visit Casey Jones Museum, the greatest Railroad Engineer who became nationally known in the 1900s. You have arrived in Nashville which is Central Tennessee, tour the County Music Hall of Fame and  Museum and visit the some of the Honky Tonks in the downtown area. You never know who may show up to do an impromtu song. Traveling now to East Tennessee to the Great Smoky Mountains where you will find Dollywood. The number one ticketed attraction in Tennessee, and an award-winning 150-acre family adventure park located in Pigeon Forge near the entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Dollywood is the recipient of 15 Big E Awards in recognition of the park's live entertainment which features country, bluegrass, gospel and Appalachian music.  Still undecided log on to the Tennessee Vacation Guide www.tnvacation.com for even more information on the awesome attractions in the Great State of Tennessee.

Specialties Sought

Health Care Vacancies

Primary Care Physicians: Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics,  OB/GYN

Sub-Specialty trained Physicians: Interested in a rural area practice.

Mid-Level Providers & Health Care Professionals: RN, NP, CNM, PA, Registered Dietitians, Public Health Educators

Dental Recruiting

Our state is currently recruiting Dentists. For Dental opportunities, please contact:

Mental Health Recruiting

Our state currently recruit Mental Health Professionals.

Registered Nurse Recruiting

Our state is currently recruiting Registered Nurses (RNs) For Nursing opportunities, https://www.tn.gov/hr/js1/employment-opportunities.html  or contact: Ann Cranford ann.cranford@tn.gov 615-741-2101
The Department of Health is committed to assuring all Tennesseans have access to quality, affordable health care. The Department of Health participates in the state and federal programs to facilitate placement of foreign physicians as primary care physicians and physician specialist. Physicians who are placed must provide medical care to underserved Tennesseans.

J1 Contact Information

Ann Cranford
Tennessee Office of Rural Health
710 James Robertson Pkwy
Andrew Johnson Tower, 2nd Floor
Nashville, Tennessee 37243
Phone: 615.741.2101
Fax: 615.253.2100

Ann Cranford
State Office of Rural Health
710 James Robertson Pkwy
Andrew Johnson Tower, 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615-741-2101
Fax: 615-253-2100


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