Doctors Across New York (DANY)


What is Doctors Across New York (DANY)?

Doctors Across New York is a state-funded initiative created in 2008 to help train and place physicians in underserved areas to provide care for New York’s diverse population. The program provides funds for practice support or loan repayment for service commitments in underserved areas. One-third of the funds go to underserved sites in New York City, with two-thirds going to sites in the rest of the state.

DANY programs include: Physician Practice Support (PPS) and Physician Loan Repayment (PLR).

Physician Practice Support provides up to $100,000 in funding over a two-year period to applicants who can identify a licensed physician that has completed training and will commit to a three-year service obligation in an underserved region within New York State.

Physician Loan Repayment provides up to $120,000 in funding over a three-year period for physicians who commit to a five-year service obligation in an underserved region.

Watch our website updates for more information as the revisions are implemented.

Why Should I Apply?

Those who are accepted into the DANY program receive financial support or loan repayment funds while serving underserved areas in New York State. There are two DANY programs open to residents/physicians (Residency programs can also receive funds for a loan repayment track open to residents in their program):

  • Physician Loan Repayment Program (PLR) and Physician Practice Support Program (PPS): $120,000 over a 3-year service commitment period

Who is Eligible?  Read the Eligibility Requirements here

Where/What Are Eligible Practice Locations?

You can choose 1 out of the 3 options provided to you. 

Option A:
If the physician will be practicing in General Internal Medicine, Family Practice, General Pediatrics, Geriatrics, OB/GYN or Adult /Child Psychiatry – AND -The area or site where the physician will be practicing is located in, or serves one or more of the following:

  • Federally-Designated Primary Care or Mental Health Professional Shortage Area(s) HPSA
  • Medically Underserved Area(s) – MUA, or
  • Medically Underserved Population(s) – MUP

To identify if a facility is located in a HPSA, MUA or MUP (or is designated as a HPSA), please follow this link.
The website will require you to enter the address under consideration. The resulting search should yield all HPSA’s, MUA’s and MUP’s by status, in which the address is located.

Option B:
If the physician will be practicing in General Internal Medicine, Family Practice, General Pediatrics, Geriatrics, OB/GYN and Adult or Child Psychiatry – AND -The area or site where the physician will be practicing is located in a rural county or town.
Read more here about what towns and counties qualify.

Option C:
Subspecialists can be eligible under this option, and to be used if not eligible under options A or B. To identify if the site where the physician is working is an underserved area must complete THIS QUESTIONNAIRE and:

  • Answer YES to any (6) items from the survey.
  • Be sure to review and complete all (17) questions, print off and upload as Attachment 9 in the Grants Gateway online application (see below) AND provide supporting documentation for each item.

How Do I Apply? Read Instructions Here

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Last Updated 6.4.18

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