As reported by the Federation of Texas Psychiatry Public Policy Advisor, Eric Woomer, in the last publication of the Texas Psychiatrist, the Mental Health Loan Repayment Program receiving a significant increase in appropriations (from $2 million over the previous biennium to $28 million for the next cycle).
The purpose of the Mental Health Professionals Loan Repayment Program is to encourage mental health professionals to practice in a Mental Health Professional Shortage Area (MHPSA) and provide services to individuals, groups, and families to help them manage and overcome their mental health challenges.
The application window for 2023-24 is now open. To begin your application you must create an account by going to CBPass at https://www1.highered.texas.gov/cbpass/. Psychiatrists must be eligible to take the exam for board certification to receive their final year of repayment assistance.
Learn more by visiting the Texas Higher Eduction Coordinating Board.