(2) owes any amount of principal or interest under a loan, the proceeds of which were used by or on behalf of that individual to pay costs relating to a course of education or training which led to a degree that qualified the individual for the position referred to in paragraph (1); and
(A) recently graduated from an accredited medical or osteopathic school and matched to an accredited residency program in a medical specialty described in section 7692 of this title; or
(B) a physician in training in a medical specialty described in section 7692 of this title with more than 2 years remaining in such training.
(1) Individuals who are, or will be, participating in residency programs in health care facilities—
(A) located in rural areas;
(B) operated by Indian tribes, tribal organizations, or the Indian Health Service; or
(C) affiliated with underserved health care facilities of the Department.
(1) tuition expenses;
(2) all other reasonable educational expenses, including expenses for fees, books, equipment, and laboratory expenses; and
(3) reasonable living expenses.
2018—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 115–251 substituted "will be eligible for appointment" for "is hired".
Pub. L. 115–182, title III, §303(d), June 6, 2018, 132 Stat. 1467, as amended by Pub. L. 115–251, title II, §211(b)(6)(A), Sept. 29, 2018, 132 Stat. 3176, provided that: "In granting preference under section 7693 of title 38, United States Code, as enacted by subsection (a), the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall determine whether a facility of the Department of Veterans Affairs is underserved based on the criteria developed under section 401 of this Act [38 U.S.C. 8110 note]."