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Loan effort lures recruits to health centers

Additional doctors, nurse practitioners fill clinic hiring gap

'Being able to offer loan repayment has had an incredible impact,' says Dr. Judy Ann Bigby, the secretary of health and human services. "Being able to offer loan repayment has had an incredible impact," says Dr. Judy Ann Bigby, the secretary of health and human services.
By Elizabeth Cooney
Globe Correspondent / May 12, 2008

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Twice as many doctors and nurse practitioners than expected took or remained in jobs in Eastern Massachusetts community health centers during the first year of a program that helps pay off their student loans, the initiative's architects will announce today. (Full article: 530 words)

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