hpsp

  1. B

    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...
  2. H

    Navy HPSP Residency: fact checking, questions and advice

    TL;DR: I have a bunch of questions and need advice lol Hello everyone. I am currently a second year dental student with a 4 year HPSP payback obligation. I am interested in pursuing a residency with the Navy after dental school, but am unfortunately very lost on how to do so. I have been...
  3. gilbz

    Active Duty to HPSP

    So I applied this past cycle as an active duty Air Force officer. I got the conditional release from my commander and admitted to med school, but I was just put on the "alternate" list for HPSP. I heard that you can apply to HPSP from other branches even as an active duty member, but I am sure...
  4. B

    Navy Is matching into a civilian residency difficult after completing a tour as a GMO?

    Background: I am applying for Navy HPSP. I would like to do a military residency in EM but I don't mind spending the 3-4 years as a GMO either. After medical school, let's say I don't match into a military residency. If I serve my HPSP time as a GMO, how difficult will it be to match into a...
  5. H

    Air Force Air Force ortho specialty

    I’m new to this forum, I am applying to dental school next year, but I want to specialize in orthodontics. I really want to do orthodontics through the Air Force but reading some of these threads I’m just confusing myself more. Can anyone clarify the process of going through dental school, ortho...
  6. S

    How to pay for dental school?

    So as the title of this and many other threads I am wondering what other people might do in their opinion if given these options. So at the moment, I have only been accepted into very good expensive private schools with their location being in Philly and New York. At the moment, I have not...
  7. W

    HPSP - Risk of GMO tour after Peds Residency? Other Options?

    Hi all, I've been considering HPSP (either army or AF) and military medicine for a while now and find myself drawn to spending a few years serving, especially if it comes with the benefit of paying for my medical school, which is looking at about 85k/year between tuition and living expenses...
  8. KABUKI7

    Air Force Dont know if i should do HPSP/ROTC

    I'm new to this site and currently in high school planning for my future. I know I have a lot of time to decide these things, but I'd like to have a general idea about it now. I wish to be a pediatrician in the air force, and I have a lot of questions. 1. How often do pediatricians get...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. VivaVeritas

    PCOM HPSP/Post 9-11 GI Bill Insight

    Hey all, I'm interested in more insight about attending PCOM using Air Force HPSP and/or post 9-11 GI Bill resources. Please PM me with your experience. Thank you :)
  13. J

    Too late for HPSP?

    I was wondering if it is too late to start applying for the HPSP. My stats are 9.987 gpa, 22AA and a lot of volunteering and extracurriculars. Should I even bother to apply this year? Do you think my chances would be better if I went for the 3 year scholarship?
  14. A

    HPSP Questions

    Hi everyone, I am a first year medical student and am on the fence about joining the 3 year Air Force HPSP program. The financial benefit is not a huge concern for me and, in fact, I found that most civilian doctors typically make more money than members in the HPSP program in the long run. A...
  15. Biggytooth

    When to apply for NHSC & HPSP by to be competitive?

    Hi, By what month should a person apply for an NHSC or HPSP scholarship? Are they so competitive that you should apply asap? Or are some branches less competitive and relatively easy to get? Thanks for your input!
  16. WhereMyLiberalsAt

    All Branch Topic (ABT) HPSP GPA

    I hope I’m posting in the correct place (I couldn’t find a premed section.) I have been accepted to medical school and will be starting this fall... I have an extremely low GPA but this was remedied by having strong grades for my last 120 credit hours (~3.7). I’m curious to know what GPA does...
  17. D

    NHSC Dental Scholarship Questions.

    I am a pre-dental student matriculating into dental school this fall and I am planning on applying to the NHSC scholarship. I understand that there are letters of recommendation that are needed and I am wondering if they are supposed to be letters from faculty or a current dentist or anyone? I...
  18. G

    HPSP Question

    Hey Everyone, I recently got an email from an HPSP recruiter regarding joining the army in order to alleviate the loans I would incur through medical school. I was just wondering if anyone could advise me about what I should do? Would you recommend going through the program? As a student hoping...
  19. 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!
  20. 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...
  21. R

    HPSP Question

    Good morning SDN! After reading this forum and weighing the pro's and con's of military medicine, I have decided not to take the HPSP. Though I am still interested in military medicine, I can't see myself committing to a program that influences the specialty that I end up in. As a result, I...
  22. A

    MS and HPSP

    Hi! I am currently on a year off between 2nd and 3rd year. I am a Navy HPSP student and have been having some health issues since starting my year off. My physicians now think this may be due to MS. I get my MRIs after Christmas. Can I stay HPSP with MS? I just want to know what to expect. If...
  23. B4y 4RE4 N4Tiv3

    All Branch Topic (ABT) VA HPSP

    For any student that needs to hear this, VA also has a HPSP and you get to go to a civilian residency *(For the most part because you have to do tours at VA facilities). This is also a unique opportunity to "serve your country" but be advised VA also has it issues. Service agreement is 4 years...
  24. A

    Thinking about HPSP/USUHS? READ THIS.

    Will be updated to reflect the latest news in military medicine and GME.
  25. It'sMeBusyBee

    Army Dental HPSP 3 year

    Please post: when your packet was completed Did you apply for the 4 year scholarship last year? What updates you’ve been given so far Also, anybody know when board dates are?
  26. snowcrawler85

    HPSP and Military Match

    I have been considering HPSP-Navy, but am confused about the military match. There are hundreds of DO/MD HPSP scholarships every year. Does anyone know how many people enter the military match yearly? What is the process if I don’t match, do I do a civilian internship year or transition year...
  27. S

    Navy HPSP payback after military FM residency question

    Hello. I was recently accepted into medical school. I plan to do the navy HPSP but I am confused about the total payback years. My current plan after medical school is do a military family medicine residency. My recruiter told me that my payback time will be 5 years total after residency (4...
  28. A

    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...
  29. A

    Avoid Military Medicine

    Prospective med students, I've used this forum many years ago to help me make a decision about going the military medicine route (I did) and I've decided to create a new account to come back with a warning: If you value any aspect of your professional/personal life -- AVOID MILITARY MEDICINE...
  30. A

    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...
  31. A

    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...
  32. U

    Foreign trained dentist HPSP

    Hi guys, I was wondering if anyone had any first hand knowledge of a foreign trained dentist being awarded an HPSP scholarship? I'm a U.S citizen and prior service with the Marines. I utilized my G.I bill to attend and graduate dental school in the Dominican Republic , I was just accepted...
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    Current Navy Scholar here to Answer questions (HPSP & HSCP)

    Hi, I'm a current Navy Collegiate Scholar (HSCP) here to answer any questions you have. I did extensive research into the HPSP as well and have many friends doing it, so I am well versed. I am also prior enlisted with the Army and with the Air Force, so I have lots of insights. Best (HSCP)...
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    Current Navy scholar here to Answer questions (HPSP & HSCP)

    Hi, I'm a current Navy Collegiate Scholar (HSCP) here to answer any questions you have. I did extensive research into the HPSP as well and have many friends doing it, so I am well versed. I am also prior enlisted with the Army and with the Air Force, so I have lots of insights. Best (HSCP)...
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    Current Navy Scholar here to Answer questions (HPSP & HSCP)

    Hi, I'm a current Navy Collegiate Scholar (HSCP) here to answer any questions you have. I did extensive research into the HPSP as well and have many friends doing it, so I am well versed. I am also prior enlisted with the Army and with the Air Force, so I have lots of insights. Best
  36. I

    Current Navy Scholar Here to Answer Questions (HPSP and HSCP)

    Hi, I'm a current Navy Collegiate Scholar (HSCP) here to answer any questions you have. I did extensive research into the HPSP as well and have many friends doing it, so I am well versed. I am also prior enlisted with the Army and with the Air Force, so I have lots of insights. Best
  37. D

    Questions for CURRENT Navy HPSP recipient

    Just wondering what the day to day was like
  38. greatjoyousday

    Excellency of Military Medicine

    Hello, I will be applying to medical schools next cycle and am currently debating whether or not I want to apply for the HPSP scholarship. I genuinely believe I would enjoy being in a military environment so my decision to apply isn't based solely on monetary needs. My primary concern of whether...
  39. F

    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...
  40. D

    Air Force/ Navy HPSP chances?

    I am planning on submitting early for both Air Force and Navy HPSP. I have a 3.80 GPA and a 22 DAT score. I am posting this to see what you guys think my chances are on getting the scholarship. Obviously I know that there are many other factors that are involved in getting the scholarship too.