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As the statewide professional association for licensed 
physicians, we are dedicated to our mission to serve as 
Maryland's foremost advocate and resource for physicians, 
their patients, and 
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Physician Loan Repayment

  • State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) in Maryland
    Recruitment and retention of health professional workforce is a MDH priority. SLRP in Maryland is a collaborative effort among state and federal entit​ies to offer funds towards higher education loans for health professionals. The SLRP requires a 1:1 match t​o the Maryland Loan Assistance Repayment Program (MLARP) program. SLRP (Federal Funds) applies to physicians and physician assistants. MLARP (State Funds) applies to physicians, physician assistant, and medical residents in their last year of residency. Those eligible receive an opportunity to practice in a designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) while also getting funds to help pay their higher education loans. 

  • Maryland Loan Assistance Repayment Program (MLARP)
    The MLARP offers primary care physicians and physician assistants an opportunity to practice their profession in a community that lacks adequate health care services while also receiving funds to pay their educational loans. Physician, physician assistants, and medical residents may apply

  • December 15, 2020: Maryland Loan Assistance Repayment Program for Physicians and Physicians Assistants (MLARP) Workgroup Interim Report

The Center for the Employed Physician

The Center for the Employed Physician was established by the Center for a Healthy Maryland through a grant from The Physicians Foundation.  Through this project resources and educational programming were developed to assist physicians who are currently employed or are considering entering into an employment arrangement. To inform the content of the tools and services to be created, 442 Maryland physicians responded to a survey, giving feedback about their concerns regarding practicing medicine in an employed setting.  Physicians considering employment most requested a resource that would aid in contract negotiations, while physicians who are currently practicing in employed settings most requested current compensation models. Both groups were also concerned about maintaining autonomy.


For more information, please contact Amity Aldrich, MedChi Membership Sales Director, at 410-539-0872 ext. 3330 or by email.

   White Paper Offers Physicians Job Assessment Tips

Every year, thousands of medical residents coming 

out of training go through the process of finding a job.

In addition, many physicians who already are in

practice relocate to new job opportunities.  Merritt 

Hawkins, a national physician search firm in 

collaboration with MedChi, The Maryland State 

Medical Society, have developed a white paper, titled 

How to Assess Medical Practice Opportunity,” 

which provides recommendations to both residents 

and in-practice physicians seeking job opportunities.

“How to Assess a Medical Practice Opportunity,” 

walks physicians through the sequential process of 

determining whether a practice opportunity will fit 

their personal and professional needs.  The process 

begins with determining what those needs are, and 

continues through a careful examination of the 

employment contract, practice style and culture, and 

the amenities the position offers.   This paper is an 

excellent resource for physicians who wish to secure 

a practice that will result in a lasting match.

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