We’re here to match medical professionals with opportunities to serve rural communities, and to help rural practices retain talented professionals.


South Carolina’s rural communities offer a unique lifestyle for those who choose to live and work here. For healthcare providers, practicing in a rural community is about more than the job. Rural providers are an integral part of the community, and develop meaningful relationships with the patients they serve. The South Carolina Office of Rural Health provides recruitment services to help healthcare employers find the best candidates for their communities. SCORH provides technical assistance to South Carolina’s Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), look-alike community health centers (CHCs), Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), and other rural healthcare employers to promote their employment opportunities to the available workforce. SCORH also connects these employers to the financial programs and state and national tools that enable them to grow and sustain their practices.

Did you know?

With a focus on the recruitment and retention needs of rural healthcare employers, the South Carolina Office of Rural Health has facilitated the placement of healthcare professionals in every rural county across the state.

Services Provided

For South Carolina healthcare providers and students:

  • Access to programs that support retention through loan repayment and other incentives, such as the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program and the SC Rural Physician Incentive Grant
  • Ability to match with opportunities that meet specific family needs
  • Assistance with job searches and related topics, especially for recent graduates

For South Carolina healthcare employers:

  • Access to local candidates from South Carolina’s graduate level healthcare programs
  • Access to national candidates through the National Rural Recruitment and Retention Network (3RNet)
  • Ability to post rural job opportunities and share with qualified, motivated candidates
  • Technical assistance with job description development, ad placement, and recruitment planning
  • Preferred partner discounts
  • Connections to relevant recruitment and retention programs across the state and nation

Program Contact

Andrew Chandler joined the South Carolina Office of Rural Health in 2015.

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