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Neurosurgery Continues Support for Pediatric Subspecialty Loan Program

On March 2, the AANS and the CNS joined organizations dedicated to improving the health and well-being of children in urging Congress to provide $50 million in funding for the Pediatric Subspecialty Loan Repayment Program (PSLRP). In return for participants agreeing to work full-time for at least two years in an eligible pediatric specialty — including pediatric surgery subspecialties — in a medically underserved area, the program authorizes up to $35,000 in annual loan repayment. The letter stressed the need to reauthorize the PSLRP, since without “federal investment in the pediatric subspecialty workforce, children will continue to face long wait times for subspecialty care, need to travel long distances to receive that care, or go without care altogether.”

Click here to read the House letter and here for the Senate letter.