MD Program

Contact the Rural Iowa Scholars Program

Michael Maharry, MD, Director

Laina Edwards, MME, Coordinator
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2600

Phone: (319) 335-6711
Fax: (319) 335-8643

  • CCOM Rural Iowa Scholars Program (CRISP)

    Financial Incentives and Obligations for CRISP Students

    A loan repayment program will be offered by the CCOM for CRISP students as follows:

    • Be accepted into and successfully complete the CRISP program throughout four years of medical school
    • Match into an internal medicine, general surgery, family medicine, pediatrics, or psychiatry residency program.
    • Commit to practice in an eligible community (population less than 26,000, at least 20 miles from a city with population of 50,000) for a period of five years immediately after successful completion of graduate medical education.
    • $20,000 will be given in January of the first year of residency for students who match in an eligible Iowa residency program.  After each of the first five years in practice in an eligible Iowa town, $16,000 will be given for a total of an additional $80,000.
    • For those completing their residency training out of state, but returning and practicing in an eligible community immediately after completing their graduate medical education, $20,000 per year will be given for a total of $100,000.

    * If additional funding becomes available through the state or other sources, the loan repayment amount may increase.