Originally Posted by marylene
I finally got in the HPSP program. They finally pulled my name off that list
still can't believe it!
Can anyone tell me if you had to train in a hospital somewhere for your 45 days active duty? Did they call you and reminded you or did you have to apply yourself ?
How much is the stipend for HPSP psych, do you have any idea?
What about the fitness test?
So many questions, sorry
1. No, you don't have to do the 45 days at an Army hospital (although you can if it is convenient). They called me and reminded to apply for it and I did a "school ADT" (which I doing right now). You get paid 45 days active duty for doing whatever it is you would be doing anyway. Pretty cool actually.
2. The stipend is currently 1608/Month. It will go up to about 1900 for your year.
3. PT test is given twice a year--April and October by the regulation (although not while you are in school). It consists of push ups, sit ups and 2 mile run. You get 2 minutes to do as many push ups as you can, and there is a mininum number based on age and gender that you have to do. Same for sit ups--2 minutes to do as many as you can. Then, you run two miles, and again you have to run it in short enough time based on your age/gender. You have to pass your PT test to get promoted or receive any "favorable actions." These include special trainings you want to attend, etc. Otherwise you are "flagged" which means you cannot receive any favorable actions. Type in Army APFT and you will find the charts that tell you what you need to pass it. My policy--always be in shape. Its way easier than trying to get there a week before the test.
Congratulations. Have they sworn you in yet?