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About the Kansas Bridging Plan

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

Kansas Bridging Plan by the numbers infographic

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
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: May 17, 2021
Meet Tara

Tara Morrow

Tara Morrow
KBP & Education Manager