Loma Linda University’s School of Medicine and School of Nursing will distribute nearly $4.2 million in community service awards to students from funding received from the Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP).
Ten nurse practitioner students and 18 medical students from LLU will receive awards this academic school year.
In the spirit of collaboration, LLU School of Medicine and IEHP have created an Inland Empire Medical Community Service Award to expand access to physician services for the Inland Empire. IEHP’s support has allowed the School of Medicine to take the next essential step in its community health strategy and help close the gap for critically needed physicians.
Recipients of the awards will commit to working in San Bernardino and Riverside counties upon completing their training to provide clinical care for at least three to five years. In addition, award recipients will agree to practice in specialties where there is an identified shortage in the community. These include pediatrics, family medicine, internal medicine, general surgery, obstetrics/gyne- cology, and psychiatry for physician awardees and psychiatry mental health for nurse practitioner awardees.