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The Kansas Bridging Plan is live on September 1: Resident Physicians Apply!

The 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 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 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 & Services (RHES), administers the Kansas Bridging Plan.

Eligible Kansas Resident Programs

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

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

Loan forgiveness program available to primary care and psychiatry resident physicians in Kansas.

Resident Physicians

Health care organizations located in 100 out of 105 Kansas counties are eligible to be a KBP practice site.


Community Engagement

University of Kansas Medical Center
Rural Health Education & Services
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 316-293-2649