air force

  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. M

    Air Force AEGD

    Hello, I am a 3-year HPSP scholarship recipient via the Air Force and as such I am required to apply/accept an Air Force AEGD position. I understand that there can be some variability due to the different needs of each of the AEGD bases but I was wondering what I should be expecting in terms of...
  3. M

    Air Force AEGD

    Hello, I am a 3-year HPSP scholarship recipient via the Air Force and as such I am required to apply/accept an Air Force AEGD position. I understand that there can be some variability due to the different needs of each of the AEGD bases but I was wondering what I should be expecting in terms of...
  4. 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...
  5. AmericanHero

    All Branch Topic (ABT) VA specialty after Service

    Do military members applying to VA programs have preferential treatment compared to civilians applying? The application paper work asks if you have prior service. Is this the same type of deal as when applying to civilian jobs in the VA where there is a clear preference and job ranking for prior...
  6. D

    Opportunities for MDs/DOs in special operations

    Hello all. Hopefully I can spark up some discussion that hasn't been already covered in these forums. I currently serve as an AD Army EOD officer, but will be separating shortly to take my pre-reqs for medical school. I am more than likely going to apply to USUHS to practice operational/military...
  7. C

    Questions for current or former Air Force and Navy docs.

    So I am currently submitting a package for both CSO and NFO. I also have Pilot down for both, but my recruiters say my packages leans heavily towards the former. Should I not get Pilot and go CSO or NFO, I plan to go to medical school after my commitment. I am just having difficulty deciding...
  8. lumpsnotforsale

    UCSF (IS) vs. UOP

    Summary: I am waiting to hear back from the Air Force, if I do not receive the HPSP scholarship, UOP is off the table. I am interested in specializing/research but it's not something I'm dead set on. If I pick UCSF I will likely try to postpone the HPSP for 1 year and use savings to pay for the...
  9. akuko2

    Is STEP 2 Required?

    Is STEP 2 a strict requirement for JSGMESB application? I've read that you can get an extension and was trying to weigh my options. I'm AF and the specialty I'm applying to only has 1 active duty location, the rest are civ deferred/sponsored, so I'd rather hold off on STEP 2 until after I apply...
  10. M

    Military PT Information

    Hello! I am a pre-physical therapy student actively working on my undergrad. I absolutely want to be a therapist in the military, but I was hoping to become one through the military (for assistance with tuition and all that jazz). I am stuck between the Army and the Air Force, I have done lots...
  11. M

    Military Physical therapist Info

    Hello! I am a pre-physical therapy student actively working on my undergrad. I absolutely want to be a therapist in the military, but I was hoping to become one through the military (for assistance with tuition and all that jazz). I am stuck between the Army and the Air Force, I have done lots...
  12. S

    Transfer to Air Force from Caribbean MD program

    Does any one know a feasible route to transfer from a Caribbean MD program to the Air Force after STEP for rotations and eventually residency? I have contacted my local AF office and they said the Military/AF/Navy do not take IMG's into the AF program. They only accept students from U.S. MD/DO...
  13. K

    Air Force HPSP

    Hello! I am currently applying for the Air Force HPSP.. I have a strong GPA (3.997) and DAT (24AA 25 PAT) but I want to make sure everything else is good for my interview/application. I am a Division I athlete and have service experience both in a dental office and general volunteering, as well...
  14. H

    Navy/Army/Air Force Eligibility with Asthma.....

    FYI to people wanting to work in the military post-dental school. If you have asthma (like me), you are more then likely not going to be able to. I spoke to a recruiter on the phone and he said I may be able to get it waived after telling them I played NCAA hockey and that my asthma is mild, so...
  15. J

    Air Force pharmacy school scholarship

    looking for more info on the Air Force scholarship that will pay for pharmacy in return for a year of service for each year paid for. Anyone do it or know anyone that has done it? Did you/they like it?
  16. H

    military pharmacy questions..?

    so is there absolutely no need at this point? i'm a current pharmacy student looking to apply for like a 3 or 2 year scholarship. i've spoken with a recruiter, but he's very smoke and mirrors about most things. i've completed pre-screening and MEPs. so far so good. i'm familiar with the...
  17. 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...
  18. W

    Having trouble contacting Air Force HPSP recruiter...

    Hello, I will be applying to dental school in June, 2018. I have been attempting to reach out to AF HPSP recruiters at both the Bellevue, NE and Naperville, IL recruiting stations. After leaving messages many times over several months, I have still yet to be contacted by a recruiter for the...
  19. U

    How competitive is the air force scholarship program?

    Anyone have any experience/insight into the air force HPSP? I know it's competitive, but how competitive? Anyone with their stats that got in/rejected? Any insight or advice is appreciated.
  20. HungryHungryLion

    All Branch Topic (ABT) Value of Extracurriculars (clubs) to a military residency

    Hey all. I'm curious about how much a military residency actually values club activity or student government positions when considering a candidate for residency? With time limited already by studies and family deciding where to try and focus any other time is important. Obviously research and...
  21. YTAZ

    U.S. Air Force Pharmacist

    Hello guys, I have visited the U.S. Air Force's website and found some information. I wanted to know more about the benefits of joining the Air Force as a pharmacist, can you guys share please? Thank you!
  22. R

    How long can one defer residency after medical school?

    Hi, I’ve been unable to find an answer to this question after a lot of searching. I would like to know how long can one can defer residency after graduating from a US medical school. Long story short, I’m a third year medical student and I’m considering become an Air Force pilot and then...
  23. F

    Military HPSP 2017-2018

    Just creating a thread for Military HPSP applicants to post questions and their status in the application/commissioning process. Feel free to post and get this thread going!
  24. W

    MD Air Force Family Medicine Rotation Details

    Hey guys. I'm a third year AF HPSP medical student leaning heavily towards family medicine these days and was curious about my rotation options. Does anyone have any experience with any of the following bases? I understand my choices are as follows: -Nellis AFB (Las Vegas, NV) -Eglin AFB...
  25. T

    Join Army as a pharmacy student (permanent resident)

    Hello, I am a PY-2 student (Pharmacy). I am a permanent resident here. Height: 5ft 9ich, Weight: 180 lbs. I am interested in joining the army. 1) Am I eligible to join the army? 2) If I am eligible, what kind of benefits I can get? 3)Am I eligible for some other forces like NAVY, Air Force or...
  26. T

    Air Force How best to contact medical recruiter?

    Hey all! I am interesting in applying to AF HPSP, but I am having some trouble getting in touch with a recruiter to get on-track with my paperwork. I live in the D.C. area, and I have called the local recruiting office and sent some emails. Any tips from people who have moved through the...
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  28. mroerdh22

    Obtaining ID card

    Hi all! I am 4-year AF dental HPSP that will begin this fall. I will not be attending COT until after I graduate. I am already a military dependent and have immediate access to a base to obtain my ID. I read that we have to bring in our appointment order or Form 92 to do so. I do not see this on...
  29. G

    Air Force/Army/Navy HPSP

    Hello all, I'm a senior at a state university currently in the midst of applying to several schools for graduate studies in medical physics, starting in the Fall of 2018. My school of choice (Duke University) has mentioned that many students in the program have accepted HPSP contracts through...
  30. akuko2

    Air Force Field Surgery

    Mobile surgical teams are critical to battlefield care What do y'all think of this article, and do you think its implications will make any appreciable impact on surgery in the Air Force?
  31. M

    All Branch Topic (ABT) Reserves as a gen surg resident

    I'm a rising MS4 about to apply to civilian general surgery programs with the end goal of being a trauma/CC surgeon. I elected against USUHS and HPSP so that I could have more options for residency training. Given that I don't have any military experience I am looking for some advice on a few...
  32. D

    Applying to more than one branch for HPSP

    I was told by a recruiter that I cannot apply to more than one branch at one time (I think she meant in the same month). For example, she is saying I could not apply for the October board for the Navy as well as the October Board for the Air Force. I was under the impression that someone could...
  33. RenegadeOkapi

    3-Year HPSP Air Force

    Hi: I just got accepted into a U.S. medical school and I was interested in learning more about the 3-year HPSP for the Air Force or Army. Would it be too late for me apply this cycle? I assume that they have already been given out for the 4-year scholarships. Thank you very much and I...
  34. K

    HSPS Scholarship - Air Force

    Not sure where to post this so I hope I'm doing it right. I am currently studying Health Administration and I have interest in joining the Air Force (always have but my parents wanted me to get a degree first). Anyway, I'm a year away from getting my BHA and I was thinking of pursuing my...
  35. B

    COT Injury

    MS1 AF HPSP, I recently had a pretty bad ankle injury (no fracture based on what orthopod told me, but its been 2 months and I can barely jog 100 feet). Trying to rehab it and in great physical shape otherwise, can do pushups/situps ad naseaum, doing cycling to keep up cardio. I'm worried about...
  36. akuko2

    Best use of time

    Hey guys, I'm a MS1 AF HPSPer. I'm doing consistently above the avg of my class on exams, and my friend and I are thinking about starting a club in my medical school. Other than that, I have yet to get involved in research, but I have had enough time to workout, keep volunteering at the church I...
  37. RockDoc28

    Flight surgeon post-mil?

    I'm a third year AFHPSP student interested in flight surgery, but am wondering what flight surgeons are able or qualified to do when they retire from the military. Would I be able to work in a primary care clinic? Or go on to do fellowships? Thanks!
  38. Sheneman

    Military Pharmacy Option

    I have been thinking about multiple routes I could take to pay off college, as well as have a career in the field of Pharmacy. In college I was approached by the Navy and the recruiter about a program they have where they provide you with a monthly stipend, pay off your college, and if I'm not...
  39. C

    Too late to apply for AF HPSP?

    Is it too late to apply to Air Force HPSP for 4 year scholarship? My recruiter told me I can still apply by March? Is he correct?
  40. astrostellar

    Air Force Post-AF Residency - follow-on assignment?

    Hi all. I'm currently AF enlisted considering HPSP, or at the very least, considering military residency (interested in OB/GYN atm). How does post-residency assignment work? Is there a dream sheet sort of system? Obviously it's ultimately up to AFPC, but is there a process of listing preferred...