A partnership coordinated by Augusta University, the Georgia Statewide AHEC Network is a complex, multi-disciplinary effort which responds to the problems of health professionals supply and distribution in rural and underserved areas of the state.

The Georgia AHEC system's goal is to increase access to primary care services in rural and urban underserved areas through the recruitment, training and retention of primary care health professionals. To this end, the programs' primary objectives are to educate community members about health career choices and recruit future health professionals, facilitate community based clinical training experiences for students and residents, and providing education and resources to assist and support health care professionals.

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Georgia physicians, APRNs, & PAs who provide clinical training to GA health professions students can claim a tax credit.

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Georgia institutions (MD/PA/APRN) that utilize community-based faculty to educate students are eligible PTIP locations.

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Preceptor Tax Incentive Program

The Preceptor Tax Incentive Program (PTIP) rewards Georgia physicians, APRNs, NP and PAs for taking Georgia medical, physician assistant, and nurse practitioner students into their practices for the students' required clerkships. Medical students from both allopathic and osteopathic schools are included. A tax credit can be claimed for every 160 hours of training provided for a maximum of 10 rotations.Preceptors who receive direct compensation for teaching from ANY source are not eligible to earn this deduction.

Tax Credits of up to $8,500 (MD/DO) and $6,375 (APRN, PA) are available for uncompensated community-based faculty preceptors who provide training to APRN, medical, and PA students matriculating in Georgia Programs.

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