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About the Kansas Bridging Plan

Kansas Bridging Plan by the numbers infographicThe Kansas Bridging Plan (KBP) is a loan forgiveness program for primary care and psychiatry residents created to encourage physicians to practice in Kansas upon completion of their residency training.

Each year the State of Kansas funds up to 13 slots for primary care and 3 slots for psychiatry.

Matching funds from the State and a Kansas health care organization provide a combined financial incentive of at least $26,000 in exchange for a 36-month commitment to practice in an eligible Kansas county (excludes Douglas, Johnson, Sedgwick, Shawnee, and Wyandotte)

KBP Eligible counties

KBP has a robust retention history of participants who continue to practice in Kansas upon completion of their obligation.

The University of Kansas Medical Center, Rural Health Education and Services (RHES), administers the Kansas Bridging Plan.

Eligible Kansas Resident Programs

Family Medicine
Internal Medicine
Emergency Medicine
Child Psychiatry


Resident Physicians - photos of young doctor in hospital room Organizations - photos of community medical center

Learn how to participate in KBP as a Resident Physician
or Organization in an eligible community.

Last modified: Oct 30, 2018
Apply Online for KBP

The next KBP application cycle is Sept. 1 - Dec. 31, 2019.


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Tara Morrow

Tara Morrow
Senior Coordinator, KBP

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