|06-29-2012, 09:45 PM||#1|
New board certified pay for 63B
I'm here at Ft. Sam Houston doing BOLC and after talking with Major General Wong, Colonel Hamilton, and others I'm really interested in the 2yr AEGD.
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With the new bonuses, they told us that as 63A out of dental school we get paid a flat $20,000 bonus (I can't remember the acronym). If I were to spend 1yr as a 63A and then do the 2yr program, would my pay increase at all for the rest of my 3yrs of HPSP payback? I know there's a multi-year retention bonus after my payback, but is there any pay increase during? The only thing I've heard of is the board certified pay, which is not automatic because you have to take the boards. How much is this pay?
To be honest I don't really understand what being 'board certified' after the 2yr program even means... Is it another test, like NBDE part 3? Is it hard? How soon after the 2yr program can you do it?
|07-01-2012, 01:25 AM||#2|
It is true that the ASP and VSP will be put together into a new Incentive Pay of $20,000. From what I understand, dental specialists are not required to be "board certified", but it is looked highly upon and encouraged by the military. If you want to be board certified, I believe it is an exam along with other requirements depending on the specialty. If you do the 2yr AEGD, you will be a Comprehensive Dentist (63B) afterwards and be more deployable. However, only the military considers this a specialty and all specialists will have to be board certified to receive this additional pay: http://www.military.com/benefits/mil...-officers.html. You will probably also quality for a higher level retention bonus as a 63B, but not until after you finishing your obligation for HPSP and 2yr AEGD.
These would be great questions for you to ask while down at BOLC. And while you are there, can you ask them about the 9F Advanced clinical practice designation?
Last edited by Destiny11; 07-01-2012 at 06:41 PM.
|07-03-2012, 07:39 AM||#3|
replaces the DASP and VSP pay that most dentists now receive. CSP has two
components, incentive pay (IP) and a retention bonus (RB). The IP is $20K
per year paid in monthly installments. If the dental officer is eligible
for the $25K RB—it is paid in a lump sum. RB is new. Before CSP the 63A
did not have a retention bonus unless they qualified for Advanced Clinical
Practice multiyear retention bonus.
Once an officer is in the new consolidated special pay system, they will
continue to receive IP throughout their residency should they elect to seek
advanced training. However they must enter into IP and (if eligible the RB)
contract before they start their specialty training.
Presently CSP is available only for 63As (dental officers). The policy for
other dental specialties is being written and may not be available until FY
2014 at the earliest.
Board certification in the 2 yr AEGD is similar to the board process with
any other specialty. There is a written portion (similar to NBDE) followed
by a set of oral boards (oral exam) and case presentations/treatment
planning board a different year. Once both are passed you are eligible for
Last edited by krmower; 07-03-2012 at 11:09 AM.
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