army

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    Army HPSP: When to complete DCC and BOLC

    I am a current first year army HPSP medical student and I was planning on completing DCC this summer (between m1/m2 year) and then BOLC..idk.. between M4 year and residency? Unfortunately I am unable to complete DCC this year due to them not having enough spots anymore due to the COvid crisis...
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    Should I join the Army Reserve/ NG? Loan repayment? Read this

    I started the MDSSP thread back when I was in dental school and so many people reached out asking about the program because the info out there is trash. Now I have people reaching out asking about the AR/NG and the loan repayment. Ill tell you my experience and hopefully you can apply that to...
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    Army Dental Reserves

    Hi everyone, Im a 3rd year dental student starting to consider my options upon graduation. I am planning on working with my dad at his private practice, but his practice is fairly small and he pretty much works part time since he is close to retiring. He is planning on handing the practice...
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    Endodontist for Army reserve ?

    Hello everyone, Anyone have joined the army/navy reserved as an endodontist before ? have you guys experienced it ? They don't have endo positions like for OS or Pros so will treated as a GD from what I was told. I'm an endo resident on my first year of a three years program. few friends have...
  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...
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    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...
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    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...
  8. LSMarshall

    Army HPSP Army General Surgery Residency Information

    Attached is the slideshow the Army's "Annual Medical Education Update from 2019" which has a lot of basics. There are still a few worth while questions HPSP students like myself may find useful. I realize the questions I ask below vary year-by-year based on Army needs. That said, historical...
  9. Armyhealth

    Class of 2024 Veterinary Scholarship

    If you are applying to vet school next cycle and interested in the Army's scholarship come and say hi and ask any questions!
  10. Armyhealth

    Dental HPSP class of 2024

    If you are applying for the upcoming cycle and are interested in applying for a military scholarship come say hi or ask any questions!
  11. Armyhealth

    Class of 2024 HPSP

    If your applying to med school next cycle and considering a military scholarship come and ask questions or say hi. Good luck to all those applying!
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    Planning for the end days

    Senior SDN docs, In 6 months, I'll be within the 1 year window to submit my unqualified resignation (AD Army, 12 yrs TIS [includes residency]). Based on my preliminary research, there seems to be a whole bunch of pitfalls (lost paperwork, begging people for signatures, etc.) associated with...
  13. angryfruitbat

    Former Army National Guard and Medical School

    Hi all, I am currently serving in the Texas Army National Guard and will be administratively separated soon (within a month or so). I was transferred to a medical command unit after an injury from which I am being discharged honorably. I never deployed, so I won't be considered a veteran. How...
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    Army medic experience and injury

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  15. WMMCDNLD1

    Army Spouse Employment

    I will be entering medical school next fall and I'm currently trying to decide if the HPSP is right for me/ my family. It seems like there is A LOT to digest in regards to the current status and future changes to milmed specifically dealing with GME. While I am keeping all that in mind I was...
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    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...
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    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...
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    Will it be difficult matching into Army IM without research/publications?

    Army HPSP MS3 thinking internal medicine. Unfortunately, I struggled more than I would have liked my first two years of medical school, and hesitated to get involved in research. If it makes any difference, I served as a student leader for two student groups and I should be able to present an...
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    MD & DO HPSP: Anyone with experience matching into internal med?

    Current Army HPSP recipient and M3 at allopathic school, leaning towards internal medicine right now. Based on the available match data, the Army internal medicine residency program never seems to fill with applicants and a newsletter from last year mentioned that IM, FM, psych, and pathology...
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    MD Army HPSP Student: Step 1 score too low for OB/Gyn?

    Current M3, into my 6 month family medicine rotation and I've had the chance to shadow in various specialties. After working with an OB/Gyn physician in clinic and OR, I'm starting to really enjoy the specialty. I'll be doing my audition rotations and applying to residency programs next summer...
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    Army Residency Rank List

    I'm looking for advice regarding applying to a specialty with less than 5 sites. For instance, psych and neuro have only 2 sites, respectively, but we need to rank 5 locations. The question of what to do with the other 3 spots is complicated by the rumor I have heard that if you rank something...
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    Finding night/weekend classes in Hawaii

    Hey all! I currently live in Hawaii and am heavily interested in applying to the Army-Baylor DPT program. This program requires that all labs be taken in-person. I work full time and I'm three pre-requisites behind (Anatomy, Physiology, and Biology). I have scoured the interwebs and cannot...
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    Conflicted about HPSP

    I am interested in emergency medicine/surgery. so I know I can pursue those specialities with the HPSP. However, I am concerned about my career after I fulfil the 4 years. Will there be limitations when I return to civilian healthcare? will I be at advantage/disadvantage? Are there any strings...
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    Vet Corps but not HSPS

    Hey everyone! I'm currently a second year vet student considering joining the Vet Corps after graduation. However, I did not apply for the HSPS lasts year just to keep options open. Has anyone pursued the Vet Corps after graduation not on the HSPS and can exlain how it works/the timeline while...
  25. TaylorPsyD

    Army What is the likelihood of a military couple being stationed together?

    My fiancée is in Veterinary school on a HSPS scholarship and will (obviously) be joining the army upon graduation. I, on the other hand, am a recent Psy.D graduate. I was wondering, if I were to also join the army, what would our chances of colocation be? Would the potential of staying together...
  26. Badgers2

    Army How do you become a Public Health Dentist (63H)?

    Since Public Health Dentist is a designated MOS on the Army's website, I figured that they would have their own dental public health residency program. However, I haven't been able to find anything on it or what qualifications you need to be considered a 63H. If anyone has any insight on the...
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    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...
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    Navy/Army scholarship plus having a spouse

    Hey guys, So I am entering my D1 and have been on the phone with my current dentist. He has been pushing me to go the Navy/Army route. I am super interested as it makes the most sense financially, however, I am unsure. I have a serious girlfriend and we will be engaged within a year or so. She...
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    Navy Army vs Navy reserves general Military

    Hello All I've been interested in joining the reserves following gen surg residency (presently newly minted pgy3) but have been torn between what branch to join. I've narrowed to navy vs army since they appear to be the more active for gen surg and in more need. I have an interest to also join...
  30. DocArmy

    Army Repeat MEB's

    It's been a hot minute since I was around here, but I have a question for the AD docs, army specifically. I was told by a colleague that the Army is repeating MEB's for anyone who was retained on active duty after the Valentines day memo. He said they'd contacted him and that he'd be redoing...
  31. Armyhealth

    Class of 2023 Veterinary HPSP

    Started this thread for those applying to Vet School/HPSP this upcoming cycle. All questions welcome about application process or army questions. Good luck!
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    Clinical Rotations in Military Setting

    I am currently DPT student, first year. I want to commission or work for the military upon graduation and need experience in military settings before then. My school only has about 3-4 locations that are military related (one of them being Walter Reed, which is very selective so I'm hoping I can...
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    Which option would be better??

    Hi all, Sorry if this is too long... I am an 8 year Army veteran. sGPA/cGPA ~3.0. My GPA in the specific prereqs is 3.87. All done while on active duty. I have a lot of undergrad credit hours so it is pretty much impossible for me to significantly raise my overall GPA. I applied to a few...
  34. AbcJuly

    FAP going AD in 6 weeks

    I'm about to start AD in July as a 60W (psychiatrist). I'll be a O-3 with less than 2 years because I am assuming (from reading other threads) I will not be given any prior service for residency or fellowship (7 years in all). Can anyone break down what my pay will look like when I finally get...
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    Army HPSP, good or bad choice for surgical residency/training?

    I have received the Army HPSP scholarship, but just recently received a full tuition scholarship from my state school. It is an expensive state and I'll need to take out some loans for living expenses (20k or less a year), but now with the money incentive gone I am reevaluating if I should take...
  36. Para_Doc_S.

    Army Medical Service Corps

    **NOT the Medical Corps** I realize this is slightly off-topic. (I'll do some push-ups) Has anyone gone the ROTC route to Medical Service Corps? 1. How competitive was it to get into the MSC? 2. Insight into your job and duties? AD / NG / AR. 3. Is there time to pursue higher education, as...
  37. SergeantBuzzKill

    Army BOLC Interfering with Boards

    Since I am late in the HPSP process, I don't think I will be on track to attend DCC this summer and will have to do DCC between year 1/2. What are my chances of deferring BOLC so that I can maximize the time I have to study for COMLEX level 1? I realize BOLC is in mid-June for HPSP students, but...
  38. SergeantBuzzKill

    Army HPSP Questions

    Hello, I was recently accepted into the HPSP program and am unsure if I am going to commit. I have some questions and any input would be appreciated. 1. I want to be a surgeon, but I hear that you don't get the experience you can receive as a civilian. Is there any truth to this? Keep in mind...
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    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...