The ASCO Diversity in Oncology Initiative, funded by Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, is a loan assistance program designed to facilitate the recruitment and retention of individuals from populations underrepresented in medicine to cancer careers and increase access to quality care for underserved communities.
The Loan Repayment Program (LRP) is one of the three funding opportunities that comprise the Diversity in Oncology Initiative.
The ASCO Loan Repayment Program (LRP) provides repayment of qualifying educational debt to oncologists, or to oncology fellows upon completion of training, who commit to practicing oncology in a medically underserved region of the United States. This loan assistance program will repay up to $35,000 per year for two years (up to $70,000 total) of qualifying education loans.
Candidates must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents. Candidates must have an MD, DO, or international equivalent medical doctoral degree from an accredited institution. An applicant must be an Associate or Full ASCO member or submit an ASCO membership application with the LRP application.
For more information on the Loan Repayment Program, please read the most recent Request for Applications. No funding is currently available for the 2012-2013 Loan Repayment Program.