Health Professions Education Foundation

Health Professions Education Foundation

Category: Women's Health
Phone Number:  (800) 773-1669 Website Address:

Organizational Background
The Health Professions Education Foundation (HPEF) improves access to healthcare in underserved areas of California by providing scholarships and loan repayments programs to health professional students and graduates who are dedicated to providing direct patient care in those areas. In return for this support, recipients agree to provide direct patient care in a medically underserved area of California for a period of one to three years.

The Steven M. Thompson Physician Corps Loan Repayment Program encourages recently licensed physicians and surgeons to practice in primary care shortage areas of California. The program repays up to $105,000 in educational loans in exchange for full-time service for a minimum of three years.


Year Amount Purpose
2019 $110,250 HPEF received a $110,250 grant that will go towards a loan repayment under the Steven M. Thompson Physician Corps Loan Repayment Program (STLRP) to a physician practicing in a shortage area of San Bernardino County for three years, 2020-23.