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393
residents have enrolled in KBP.
282
physicians are currently practicing in Kansas.
85%
of KBP participants continue practicing in Kansas.

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

Each year the State of Kansas funds up to 14 slots for primary care and three slots for psychiatry.

Matching funds from the State and a Kansas health care organization can 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 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 & Services (RHES), administers the Kansas Bridging Plan.

Eligible Kansas Resident Physician Programs

  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Medicine-Pediatrics
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Child Psychiatry
  • Medicine-Psychiatry
Community Engagement

University of Kansas Medical Center
Rural Health Education & Services
1010 N. Kansas
Wichita, KS 67214
rhealth@kumc.edu
Phone: 316-293-2649