Michigan Loan Reimbursement & Employment Solution (MiLES)
The Michigan Loan Reimbursement & Employment Solution (MiLES) offers $50,000 in loan reimbursement to physician residents during their residency in exchange for a 2-year post-residency service commitment in a medically underserved area of Michigan. The goal is to match employers with providers who would like to stay in the community beyond their 2-year service commitment.
Find details at the links below and in the MiLES Program Guidance (PDF) available on the Resources page.
The Michigan Loan Reimbursement & Employment Solution MiLES) aims to increase access to primary care in rural and urban underserved areas of Michigan by incenting physician residents to work in MUA or HPSA-designated communities for two years in exchange for $50,000 in loan reimbursement.
Participants will receive $50,000 loan reimbursement assistance for qualified education debt upon signing a contract and prior to their service commitment. Participants will begin their two-year service obligation following completion of residency. Participants are required to remain employed for a minimum of 40 hours per week for no less than 45 weeks per year at eligible practice sites providing primary healthcare services to rural and/or urban underserved populations. These loan reimbursement agreements are 100 percent funded through state appropriations by the Michigan Legislature and do not require employer contributions.
The goal of MiLES is to match employers with providers who would like to stay in the community beyond their 2-year service commitment.