military dentistry

  1. W

    Can MEPS check RX drugs?

    I’m applying for the Army HPSP scholarship for dental school, and I had previously taken Adderall for ADHD. I told my Physician to not fill it anymore, but from what I’ve read, you need to be off of it for a year. I haven’t been taking it for about 3 months. Can MEPS check the current or past...
  2. 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...
  3. Dr.Jack

    May not have enough time to hear back from school

    Hello SDN, I recently found out that I was awarded the HPSP. My recruiter told me that I have until March to decide which school I will be attending. However, I recently interview at UPenn (my number one choice) and not sure if I will get a response in time from them. Any advice on what I could do?
  4. 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...
  5. Manzielin

    Question about HPSP

    Im debating HPSP. I definitely want to specialize, orthodontics if I have the stats. Do you think HPSP would give me a better chance at getting an orthodontic residency? Could I apply to the military residencies and "normal" residencies when that time comes around? Thanks in advance.
  6. w4nt2baDDS

    BOLC quizzes A-G

    Does anyone know when the BOLC quizzes A-G found on MODS under the tab "admin" need to be taken? I found a thread from 2013 stating that they need to be completed 1-2 months prior to attending BOLC and that you get an informational CD in order to complete them. However, I spoke with my HPSP...
  7. F

    3 Year HPSP Reimbursements

    Hi Everyone! I was recently awarded the 3-year HPSP with the USAF. I know it doesn't start till by D2 year, but I was wondering if anyone who has had the 3-year scholarship been able to receive reimbursements for things you bought your D1 year? Would things like loupes be able to be reimbursed...
  8. E

    All Branch Topic (ABT) Husband and wife dental HPSP recipients stationing?

    My fiance and I both applied for the HPSP dental scholarship. We plan to be married before our military commitment if we are both accepted. We are waiting to hear back but a concern both of us have is about stationing. I know military husbands and wives are not guaranteed to be stationed...
  9. chompsss

    All Branch Topic (ABT) Navy/Army/Air Force OMS Thread - 2016 Update

    There are a couple previous threads dedicated to this, but they are fairly outdated (about 7 years old). Granted, I know maybe not a TON has changed in 7 years, but let's not assume that there have not been changes. I'm hopefully looking for responses from people who have A) applied to these...
  10. chompsss

    Navy/Army/Air Force OMS Thread - 2016 update

    There are a couple previous threads dedicated to this, but they are fairly outdated (about 7 years old). Granted, I know maybe not a TON has changed in 7 years, but let's not assume that there have not been changes. I'm hopefully looking for responses from people who have A) applied to these...
  11. w4nt2baDDS

    HPSP Value Analysis

    I just made a decent value analysis for the HPSP. I punched the numbers for UCLA (aprox. $240K of debt just from tutition and mandatory supplies) and am amazed at just how financially valuable this scholarship really is. Take a good look at the excel spreadsheet I made and let me know what you...
  12. chompsss

    Can you take out loans while on HPSP?

    Hello, I have had a hard time getting a straight answer on this question, so I'm posing it to the collective forum in hopes that I can get real-world answers from people who actually have the HPSP and who have tried to borrow. My scenario: I'm considering HPSP but my expenses are more than the...
  13. Q

    HPSP scholarship worth it with 130k debt?

    Whats up community? I'm a senior undergrad and applied this cycle. I live in Puerto Rico and have a good chance of getting into the state school which as I understand it is one of the cheapest in the US. Estimated total debt is 115-130k. I'm looking into threads about the HPSP scholarships and...