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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 525. Regulations for Physician Assistant Scholarships
10/7/2022

12VAC5-525-80. Selection criteria.

Applicants shall be competitively reviewed and selected for participation in the Physician Assistant Scholarship Program based upon the following criteria pursuant to § 32.1-122.6:03 of the Code of Virginia:

1. Qualifications. All of an individual's professional qualifications and competency to practice in an underserved area will be considered, including eligibility for Virginia licensure, professional achievements, and other indicators of competency received from supervisors, program directors, or other individuals who have previously entered into an employment contract with the individual.

2. Virginia residents. Preferential consideration shall be given to individuals who are or have been Virginia residents (verification will be obtained by the Virginia Physician Assistant Scholarship Program).

3. Residents of medically underserved areas. Preferential consideration shall be given to individuals who reside in rural, Virginia medically underserved areas, or health professional shortage areas (verification shall be obtained by the Virginia Physician Assistant Scholarship Program).

Statutory Authority

§ 32.1-122.6:03 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 38, Issue 11, eff. February 17, 2022.

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