West Virginia Health Sciences Service Program

West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission

The Health Sciences Service Program was established as a recruitment incentive program for health professions students interested in practicing in underserved communities in West Virginia. Recipients must agree to fulfill a service obligation of two years of full-time or four years of half-time practice located in West Virginia.

Key Information

Eligibility Requirements

  • Age/Grade Level:
    Fourth - year medical students, students in the final year of a primary care educational program, students in the final year of a master's degree nursing program, students in the final year of a doctoral program and Students in the final year of a graduate social work program
  • Financial Need:
    Not Mentioned
  • Major/Career:
    Medical and dental students; Students training to become nurse educators, nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, physical therapists, physician assistants, clinical psychologists, and clinical social workers.

Application Details

  • Transcript:
    Not required
  • Resume/Activity List:
    Not required
  • Recommendation Letters:
    At least two letters of recommendation (use the attached Recommendation Form) from (1) an official in the Deans Office or your Program Director who can address your academic work, clinical skills and professionalism, and interest in working in an underserved area or nursing education, and (2) an individual (not a relative) who is knowledgeable about your clinical experiences as a health professions student, particularly in underserved areas of West Virginia.
  • Other Materials:
    - A completed application form- A completed version of the attached Certification of Educational Status Form executed by yourself and the appropriate school official. The school official must mail this form directly to the Higher Education Policy Commission

Contact Information