military doctor

  1. R

    Air force National Guard and Medical school - is it a good idea?

    I will be taking my MCAT this may and hopefully get into a medical school. I looked into doing the national guard since it would allow me to do civilian residency. I know Alabama National Guard will pay for 100% of the tuition but not fees for 6 years of commitment. The 6 years will begin as...
  2. A

    Thinking about HPSP/USUHS? READ THIS.

    Will be updated to reflect the latest news in military medicine and GME.
  3. found_cat

    IHS Doc

    What is it like to be a doctor in the IHS? I have read plenty about the frustrations military doctors go through (bureaucracy, poor leadership, lack of resources, etc.), but I couldn't find any IHS physicians' perspective. Do you have the support you need? Decent working conditions? A...
  4. utb2extreme

    Gratuating From civilian FM residency, incoming Active Duty, what's next?!

    Hello, I'm in hPSP USN, I was deferred to civilian FM residency. Currently finishing up my final year and getting a bit anxious of how active duty will be like. I don't have much experience e like those who are gratuating from military residency. I am thinking of ship billet, since I want to...
  5. 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...
  6. T

    USUHS and pre-existing student loans

    Are the same loan forgiveness / repayment options available as with regular military personnel if pre-existing or undergrad loans are not already paid down before beginning the 7+ year active duty requirement? Example: - $40,000 old undergrad debt remaining after completing USUHS + residency...
  7. MysteriousDoge

    Serious Question: Route to be a Physician Astronaut

    Hello all! I am posting this for two principle reasons: 1) My love for astronomy is second only to my love for medicine, and becoming an astronaut has always been a childhood dream of mine 2) I currently have way too much time on my hands Anyway, I know physicians are great candidates to...
  8. A

    Too old to become a military doc?

    Hello everyone, I have been doing internet marketing, web design, and other gigs for the past ten years. However, I am very tired of working behind a PC all day. That is why I decided to go the PA or NP route. Over the past year of my clinical experience, I have come to love the health field so...
  9. M

    Military Medicine

    Do military residencies count as payback to HPSP? If so, is it difficult to find a civilian job after you leave the military?
  10. simbakoolaid

    International Medical Student Curious About Military Hospital Clerkships For Civilians

    Hey hey! I'm an international medical student (United States citizen) looking to join the Navy after I graduate. I already contacted the medical recruiter about applying for the military match for residencies, but I'm also curious about what military hospitals allow civilians to apply to their...
  11. C

    USUHS / HPSP Military Waver

    Does anyone have any experience with successfully completing a waver to be unconditionally accepted to USUHS based upon medical history? Serving in our nation's military as a medical doctor has been a dream of mine for years, but unfortunately my medical history is going to get in the way. I'm a...
  12. K

    Military post residency

    I am currently in my 4th year of residency for orthopedic surgery. I am commissioned as an O3 in the army reserves and doing the STRAP/HPLRP. Does anyone have information of what life is like post residency? I am trying to sign a contract with a private practice group, and they have concerns...
  13. ijustwannasaveppl

    ROTC? Best way to get into USUHS?

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  14. L

    USUHS Aspiration

    Hi, I am currently an undergraduate student at Duke majoring in biomedical engineering. My goal is to attend USUHS medical school, but my engineering coursework took a real hit on my GPA, (~3). I am looking into ways to raise my GPA, such as post-bacc programs. If I were to raise it to a more...
  15. F

    All Branch Topic (ABT) A foreginer medical student planning to enter the US Military

    Hello everyone! I'm an incoming 3rd yr medical student of a medical school here in the Philippines, and I have degree in medical laboratory science (formerly medical technology) and I am registered MLS here in the PH. As what the title says, I'm planning to enter the military service. I know...