The State of Arizona created the Board of Medical Student Loans in 1978 through the Arizona Medical Student Loan Program to provide loans to Arizona medical students in return for their service as primary care or other specialty physicians in the rural and other underserved regions of the state of Arizona. The Board of Medical Student Loans operates solely to serve the Legislature as mandated in A.R.S. § 15-1721 through 15-1725.
The Board of Medical Student Loans meets publicly pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-431.02.
The next meeting of the Board of Medical Student Loans is Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 5:30pm MST via videoconference at the following virtual location:
The Board consists of nine members:
two members who are appointed by the Governor and who are knowledgeable in the problems of health care in Arizona;
the director of the Department of Health Services or the director's designee;
- Edith Di Santo, MPH
and one representative from each accredited medical school in this State who is appointed by the president or chief officer of that medical school;
- Carlos Gonzales, M.D., University of Arizona, College of Medicine Tucson
- Jonathan Cartsonis, M.D., University of Arizona, College of Medicine Phoenix
- Ross J. Kosinski, Ph.D., Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Brandon Abbott, D.O., A.T. Still University, School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
- Michele Halyard, M.D., Mayo Clinic, Alix School of Medicine
- Nicole Piemonte, Ph.D., Creighton University, School of Medicine
The University of Arizona College of Medicine Tucson Financial Aid Office is the current administrative office to the Board of Medical Student Loans. Sherri McClellan, Program Coordinator with the University of Arizona, provides administrative assistance to the Board and its chairperson, acts as the contact for correspondence, requests and general inquiries, and organizes the Board meetings.
Past meeting agendas and minutes are publiic and available upon request. For additional information regarding the Board of Medical Student Loans, please contact:
Sherri McClellan, Program Coordinator
Office of Student Affairs and Financial Aid
University of Arizona College of Medicine
PO Box 245076
Tucson, AZ 85724-5076
Phone: (520) 626-5140
FAX: (520) 626-8571