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Health Professional Shortage Areas


Discovery Resource # ST-27
Resource Topic: Workforce Shortage
Planning Tools: Survival Tool
Career Phase: Discover Evaluate & Decide Learn Plan
Description: Workforce shortages may be to your advantage.
Description:
Learn about Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAS), the different types, what they mean, how they are calculated, and how they impact different programs important to health care professionals. Learn how you can leverage this information in your career considerations.
Objectives:
  • The user will learn what HPSAs are, where they can learn more about them, and where you can find out whether a facility is designated as a HPSA.
  • Identify the different types of HPSAs.
  • Assess how HPSAs may be an important consideration in their career and repayment considerations.
Author:
3RNet: Your trusted resource for health care jobs in rural & underserved areas across the country.