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    All Branch Topic (ABT) HPSP - Question about doing MEPS for multiple branches

    Pre-dental student here applying to the Army and Navy HPSP. I have already done my MEPS for Army and still have to get my physical checked off for Navy. I am aware that MEPS only needs to be completed once and that recruiters can share MEPS info amongst each other. However, I am also aware that...
  2. WorkOholic45

    HPSP question and applying to multiple branches

    I've been in contact with recruiters about the HPSP scholarship and was wondering if I can apply to more than one branch (or all three) at the same time? I've heard that you can apply to all three, and if you're accepted to more than one then you can choose which branch you'd like to enter. I...
  3. WorkOholic45

    USAF recruiter breathing down my neck

    I have Competitive stats and started the HPSP process as soon as i could. Ive had 3 interviews already and the issue is that my family wants me to increase my odds and apply to all branches of the HPSP. HOWEVER, I made the mistake of working with the USAF first and this recruiter is getting...
  4. Paul Scalzo

    Navigating the Military Application Process in Psychiatry

    Hello Everyone! Interested in learning more about military residency and fellowship applications for those in psychiatry? Well, we have the event for you. The Society of Uniformed Services Psychiatrists (SUSP) is hosting a webinar on Navigating the Military Application Process in Psychiatry with...
  5. H

    Would you accept the HPSP scholarship with 250k total debt?

    Hi yall, I am an incoming D1 student and possibly looking into applying for the HPSP scholarship in 2024. I read many forums on SDN and cannot decide if I should apply for the scholarship or not. Based on my calculation, I will have around 200k - 250k total student debt (before interest) after 4...
  6. B

    Air Force HPSP - Should I Do It?

    Hi everyone! I am pre-med and will matriculate this fall 2023. I have applied for the Air Force HPSP and am set to attend MEPS next week. As the official commitment gets closer, I am getting nervous about making such a huge commitment. I am looking for honest and thoughtful guidance on HPSP and...
  7. Elder_Citrus

    Questions regarding HPSP and Residency

    Hello everyone! I am an incoming dental student and had just received a call from my army recruiter regarding my acceptance into the four-year program. Super thrilled at the moment. I would like to know what will happen going forward and what to expect if I want to do a residency after...
  8. drfishfood


    So I have been fortunate enough to be accepted to both WVSOM and MSUCOM. I am not sure where to go, but, deposits are coming up so I am trying to decide which one to choose. I have received the HPSP and plan to use it to pay, so tuition costs don't matter. Would anyone be able to provide any...
  9. B

    Military docs who served a total of 3 years - what kept you from staying in longer than that?

    Also why didn't you opt for the minimum service length of 2 years? Just out of curiosity. Thank you in advance!
  10. M

    Army Veterinary HPSP - Class of 2026

    I'm a current first-year veterinary student applying for the Army HPSP. I have searched through older forums but haven't seen many for this cycle. My packet is basically complete (at least for paperwork to submit on my end and completing MEPS). I received an email a couple of days ago saying...
  11. todentornottodent

    General HPSP Questions

    So, I know that there are probably other threads out there where I could find the answers I'm looking for if I did some digging, but I'm looking for recent answers to just a couple questions so I'mma go ahead a create a new thread, (1) When should I apply to HPSP (or I guess reach out to a...
  12. J

    Advice on Joining Army/Air National Guard Prior to Med School

    Hi All, I’m looking for some advice on whether joining the Army or Air National Guard will hinder or aide my progress for applying to med school. It will most certainly prolong the process but I’m still interested to hear others opinions. I’m several years away from applying because I need to...
  13. J

    Advice on Joining Army/Air National Guard Prior to Med School

    Hi All, I’m looking for some advice on whether joining the Army or Air National Guard will hinder or aide my progress for applying to med school. It will most certainly prolong the process but I’m still interested to hear others opinions. I’m several years away from applying because I need to...
  14. 47Pilot

    USUHS / HPSP Questions from Current Army Officer (non-medical)

  15. N

    HPSP after ROTC

    Hello all, I am a recently graduated from undergrad with an Army ROTC scholarship. I have been offered a HPSP scholarship to attend medical school. My undergraduate scholarship was for 4 years of active duty time after commissioning. I know that the HPSP scholarship is a one to one per year...
  16. T

    Email picture of social security and birth certificate for HPSP

    Hi everyone, I have been working with an HPSP recruiter and today they asked me to send a picture of my social security card and birth certificate for my security clearance since I am currently living 14 hours from the town where my recruiter is and cannot go in person to have them scanned. I...
  17. Melvillei

    Regret withdrawing my acceptance

    I recently withdrew my acceptance from USUHS after choosing to attend a civilian USMD program instead. I just couldn't overlook the ≥7 year obligation plus the many cons of milmed discussed on these boards: lack of control over my career and family life, limited job opportunities for my SO...
  18. X

    Army Officer to HPSP--Rank

    Hi all, I'm an active duty Army MAJ with 18 years in, all commissioned. I'll likely be starting med school via HPSP in July of this year. Reading up on the regs it looks like that upon graduation from med school I should be awarded 1/2 credit, so I should start residency as a CPT with 9 years...
  19. Kelly Re

    Navy HPSP

    Is anyone on here applying for the Navy HPSP Clinical Psych program? I am submitting my packet soon and wanted to see who all was also applying!
  20. I


    I am divided between NYU and Buffalo. I am from brooklyn so I can stay home and commute which is 1 hour to an hour and 15 minutes. If I stay in buffalo then I save commuting time but I will live by myself so have to do cooking and other chores. NYU Pros: - GET HPSP and save $450,000 tuition and...
  21. D

    All Branch Topic (ABT) HPSP failure

    The reality of HPSP is seen on first contact with uniformed service members at MEPS. HPSP is not suited for young adults with good morals who simply want to pay down student loan debt. If you are troubled by harsh language, crude jokes and lack of respect for the individual, you will not like...
  22. TrackHime

    Medical HPSP?

    Hello Hello, I currently work in a government position so I found It natural to think about getting an MPH while in medical school. Specifically, an MPH with a global health focus or an MS in global health. I also want to learn multiple languages (studying Arabic now, fluent in Spanish). I...
  23. Ctoothy

    Army Army HPSP AEGD-1 Year Waitlist

    Hello! This is my very first post on SDN after many many years of lurking without an account. I finally have a question pressing enough to ask here. I’m a 4th year Army HPSP dental student who applied to the 1-Year AEGD and recently got placed on the waitlist, or OML. I wanted to reach out and...
  24. Puddin09'

    HPSP $20k sign on Bonus?

    Greetings, I am applying for Army and Navy HPSP and wondering whether accepting the 20k bonus for Army will bind me to the Army program even if I get accepted to the Navy after. Should I reject the 20k army bonus in hopes that I get into Navy HPSP? Or can I sign for the Army bonus and go Navy...
  25. dentalboi

    dumb hpsp questions

    Hi everyone, my apologies in advance if these are dumb questions, but I wanted to learn more about the dental HPSP scholarship. I am currently a D1 and was interested in joining for the next 3 years (and then serving for 3 years). I have listed my questions below, thank you for your help! 1) My...
  26. T

    Can someone give me information on AMEDD and medical school?

    I can’t seem to find much information on AMEDD and medical school. I’m wondering if it would be a good route to go if I don’t get the HPSP. Do they pay for all of medical school? Will I be required to do a weekend a month while in medical school? Thanks for any advice!
  27. T

    HPSP MCAT Score

    When reading about the scholarship, I typically read that 500 (124 minimum on each section) is the minimum to receive the scholarship. If I am below that minimum MCAT, but above average on GPA with good EC’s, could I still receive the scholarship if I get an acceptance letter? Thanks!
  28. ashcave

    HPSP for Veterinary Students

    Hello all! Is there anyone on here that has done the military HPSP to pay for vet school, or know anything about this scholarship? Is it just the Army that offers this or is it Air Force as well? And can anyone speak to the number of years of service this requires after graduation and how many...
  29. BillyBobHorton

    Applications for HPSP

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone else has applied for the HPSP with the Navy this spring and is waiting to hear back or has heard back. I thought the selection committee met on March 22 or so, but maybe that's not enough time to have made selections and told the applicants. I'm in my first...
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  31. T

    All Branch Topic (ABT) (HPSP) Will four years of GMO after medical school end my commitment?

    A bit of background: I’m not an HPSP student yet, but I’m just trying to get every little question answered before I commit to either Air Force or Army. Back the question, if I didn’t match into any of my top choices, would I be able to do the four years as a GMO, and then come back as a...
  32. N

    HPSP Physical Requirements?

    Hey everyone! I was looking into the HPSP, for dental school and I was wondering if the actual height/weight requirements for the army/navy/air force also applied to recipients of the HPSP. Let's just say that I'm a fair amount higher than the maximum weight limit for my height... I was...
  33. D

    I don’t qualify to be an officer?

    So I have yet to reach out to the Air Force (which I’m told is even more selective) or army officer recruiters. But I was speaking with a navy recruiter today about the FAP who told me I wouldn’t qualify to join the navy as an officer because of my poor undergraduate GPA (I graduated in 2013 and...
  34. F

    Army Med question/HPSP

    I'd like to first start off by saying that I've always wanted to serve, so no I would not be applying just to "pay for med school". Now that that's out of the way lol, I am considering applying for the HPSP scholarship with the Army, I've read about the problems with not getting the residency...
  35. M

    Applying for HPSP/ SSRI's/Navy Dentistry

    Hi all! I want to start by saying I've done a good bit of research on the HPSP, all branches of military dentistry, and all of the disqualifications. I have not applied for the HPSP yet, just in the process of talking to a navy recruiter. It's always been a dream of mine to serve in the Navy as...
  36. H

    Active Duty to Medical School

    Hey everyone! I've just recently graduated from college and I've become really interested in joining the military (not sure what branch just yet) and become an officer. However, my dream has always been to go to medical school and become a doctor (particularly looking into surgery). Is it...
  37. B

    Cross commissioning/switching scholarships

    Hello all, I am currently a dental student on the Air Force HPSP Scholarship. I am about to start my 3rd year of dental school and I am looking to cross over into the Navy HPSP program, as my spouse is active duty Navy, and co-location will be difficult AF-Navy. I have heard that it can be...
  38. B

    Docs who did HPSP, how did ODS/Leadership Course fit into your medical school timeline?

    At what point in medical school(semester/month/year) did you do your 5-6 week officer training? In what ways, if any, was your classes, activities, or (especially) USMLE/COMLEX prep affected? Thank you in advance, and thank you for your service.
  39. G

    Army 2019-2020 4-year Army Dental HPSP Waitlsit/OML

    Hello, I am currently on the Army OML for the 4 year HPSP. I have been since February. My question is basically, does anyone know if there is still hope to get off the waitlist at this point? I know in past cycles people have gotten off the waitlist around mid-June, but is July too late? Also...
  40. B

    HPSP: If I match into a civilian residency and a military residency during M4, do I have to pick the latter?

    Image the following scenario: I'm an M4 Navy HPSP recipient, and I apply to both military and civilian residencies(EM as my 1st choice, radiology as my 2nd, and internal as my 3rd). I match into a civilian EM program but only an IM program for the military. Do I have to do the military...