active duty

  1. C

    Trying to Get Pre-Reqs Done; Military Dental Assistant

    Hello! I am currently working as a dental assistant for the US Air Force overseas. I am trying to get as many prerequisite classes completed as possible with my time over here. (I have about 2.5 years let over seas, and another 4 + in the military.) I already have some college courses under my...
  2. akuko2

    Tips for transition to AD residency?

    AF HPSP just matched to spot at SAMMC for residency. I have a wife and will have 5 mo old by the time residency starts, and only military exp has been COT. Any good resources to set myself up for success as far as the logistics of transitioning into military life? Like guides for...
  3. S

    What is the lifestyle like for HSPS Army doctors after finishing residency?

    I am very curious about what life is like during the four years of active duty for Army pediatricians. Are there any current Army pediatricians that can share some details of their current life? or if you aren't in Peds, what is your specialty? I would greatly appreciate input on where you are...
  4. M

    Got accepted to medical school but still have 2 years left in contract in the Army

    Good afternoon, I was fortunate enough to get an acceptance while serving as an enlisted active duty soldier. However, I still have two years left out of my 5 years AD contract and HPSP is the only way that I know to get out from my contract. Does anybody know what are other option just incase...
  5. H

    Current active duty Officer thinking about medschool

    So long story short, I am currently an Air Force officer with a BS degree in Behavioral Science -- Human Factors from a military academy. I always had a feeling I would end up wanting to become a doctor and unfortunately didn't decide until just recently. With that said, I need to take some...
  6. H

    Army AD Enlisted Research Opportunities

    Hi, An Army Future Soldier and post-undergraduate student with no significant past research experience here. Finished all the required coursework and took the MCAT already. I was looking for ways to enhance my application and was wondering if there would be any research opportunities available...
  7. D

    College choice and being active duty enlisted

    Hello to everyone here. I'm currently a Hospital Corpsman in the US Navy, and I'm halfway done with my 5 year enlistment. I'm currently stationed at Camp Pendleton, at a Marine Corps command. Last June I started my pursuit of a Bachelors in Biology at National University, a local...
  8. B

    California license renewal fee waiver for active duty military

    Anyone have experience with requesting a waiver for renewal fees while on active duty status? The CA Dept of Consumer Affairs uses weird language about who qualifies for the fee waiver. They say military personnel who are "called to active duty" are eligible for the waiver when I think they...
  9. K

    AD Applying for UHUHS- Does current rank matter?

    Does current rank matter for applying to UHUHS? Does rank affect what pay you receive while in school? I am AD Army with 9 years service about to be promoted to O-4. Does my rank disqualify me for USUHS? If not, what would my rank be when I graduate? Would I graduate O-4, or would I be...
  10. J

    Current active duty wanting to pursue Veterinary path.

    My name is John and right now im currently stationed in Okinawa, Japan. I want to start some classes to get some credits on the way to start working Vet Medicine. I would like a List of school that are flexible, i will be returning to states around march-april.
  11. USPHS Physician

    New Ask a USPHS Physician thread

    Military docs, we salute you...and we recruit you :) Just FYI here is a new Ask a USPHS Physician thread. We get a fair number of prior military docs transfer in to USPHS, so thought I'd post a link here too. Thank you.
  12. USPHS Physician

    Ask a USPHS Physician

    I am part of a group of USPHS physicians who are trying to extend our outreach to interested students, residents, and physicians such as yourselves. So, SDN's "USPHS Physician" is born!...and he's most honored and pleased to represent and assist USPHS Dentist in answering your questions. USPHS...
  13. L

    Active Duty to Med School Advice

    Hey all, Currently active duty Air Force officer, looking for anyone with previous experience under any similar conditions. Background: Undergrad BS Chemistry; 3.2 GPA, [In progress] M.S.; Space Systems, Military job: Space Operations. My commitment will be up in fall 2018, and I think I'm...
  14. The Dude....

    Mostly Online - Active Military

    Read the prior threads...still looking for some input. I'm an active Army Officer working as an Executive Officer (Roughly 60 to 70 hours a week...maybe more but I don't want to overestimate...deployed once...ramping up for Afghanistan deployment currently) and there is no way possible I can...
  15. The Dude....

    Active Duty Conditional Release for HPSP - Officer

    Gentleman, After consideration I think the HPSP route is my best option, due to the length of my current ADSO. If I was to wait out my SLRP ADSO I would be waiting another 3 years. I have heard that conditional releases with the intent of joining the HPSP program, upon acceptance to medical...
  16. The Dude....

    Current AD Officer - cgpa 3.3 sgpa 3.6 MCAT ##

    cgpa 3.3 sgpa 3.6 MCAT- Haven't taken yet, but projecting a 32 to 34 after practice tests Age: 30 Non-Traditional- Family, three kids Bachelors: HIM (Texas State University) Initial bad grades and withdrawals during freshman and sophomore year with strong upward trend, culminating with Deans...
  17. fernweh2438

    Army Army HPSP wife with Army Officer husband

    Hello! Does anyone have any experience with dual military couples where one is a doctor? I will be starting med school next fall and plan to do the army HPSP as my husband is an active duty army officer with no plan of getting out anytime soon. I have heard that dual military couples are only...
  18. Unlucky Asian

    HSCP and Residency years towards active duty?

    I've been looking through a lot of the posts here, but the topic of how the years in residency count/don't count towards AD hasn't really come up much. According to what I read on some posts it seems that HSCP gives you 4 years that count towards the 20 during medical school. I'm not sure about...