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    Active duty military DIY postbacc

    I am a nontraditional student looking for guidance on my DIY postbacc and overall plan. Background: Graduated from college (I went to an Ivy--not sure if this matters as far as grade inflation or anything) several years ago with a BA in History and a 3.61 cGPA and 3.28 sGPA, currently an active...
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    HPSPs for Osteopathy

    Hi there! Of the Airmen, Sailors, and Soldiers in the osteopathic community; why and what made you chose it? Did you do the 4 years or the 2? What specialities are you aiming for? What you recommend?
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    Military student with multiple transfers. How do I address it?

    Apologies if this has already been answered elsewhere, I was unable to find anything on it. I did 7 years in the Army I started doing online coursework after my first tour in 2012. I have three tours and I'm a purple heart recipient. When I started college I had no idea what I wanted to do. I...
  4. rlyles32

    Military PT

    So I’m about to finish my 2nd year of PT school and was curious about military PT. Has anyone gone through the commissioning as an officer process and tell me about their experience? Or is anyone a civilian working for the military and tell me about their experience? The more I look into it the...
  5. A

    Transitioning out of AD and into med school...advice?

    Going to be separating in 2021 before starting medical school. I will probably be starting school while on my terminal so I won't necessarily have a ton of time to ease into civilian life. Anyway, as excited as I am about starting medical school, I'm really nervous about transitioning out of...
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    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...
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    Icahn School of Medicine: Military partnership

    Has anyone past or present, that is/was active duty , apply to this program? If so what was your experience? Would you recommend it to others? If you haven’t heard about it, it looks promising, also seems “too good, to be true,” for anyone interested...
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    Can you use 9/11 GI Bill to pay for Medical School?

    I have been looking into alternatives aside from the HPSP program to help pay for medical school, and I was wondering if GI Bill is one. I am currently an upcoming college senior, about to join the Army Reserve unit soon, I plan on applying the next cycle. So I was wondering if I can get myself...
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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...
  10. Brebre5564

    PreMed while in the military

    Hello everyone, I’m currently in the Airforce and I separate 2022. I know for a fact, I want to become a doctor and go to medical school afterwards. I’m currently getting my bachelors degree in psychology, which is all online which is amazing. But my biggest problem taking my science classes...
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    Reactions to "So you want to be a military doctor" video

    Hi all, I've been thinking about going the military path and recently found this video. Not sure how reputable the source is but seems legitimate. Just curious to hear reactions from people with knowledge of military medicine. Thanks, Pete
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    Very Non-traditional Applicant, Looking for Advice/ Guidance

    deleted for time being, apologies
  13. Captain_America07

    Earning bachelors in more than 4 years will it hurt me?

    Due to being active duty army I didnt have the time to attend school full time and It took me longer to get my bachelors degree (Around 6 years) Will this hinder my application process? How could I make my application stronger if so?
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    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...
  15. RandumbmilDO

    (USAF) Civillian Deferral w/o Matching

    Quick question, and maybe I'm not adept enough at using the search function, but it doesn't seem that this has been asked on this forum before. If you are selected for a civilian deferred slot but fail to match, what happens? Are you forced to SOAP or are you placed in a transitional year? Any...
  16. 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 :)
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    Navy GMO

    Hello all, I have been doing research for the past year and a half on military medicine. I am very set on joining the military as a doctor. Currently, I am leaning towards USUHS and the HPSP is my backup plan for if I do not get in. One thing that is incredibly hard to find research on is time...
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    All Branch Topic (ABT) milmed + fellowships

    Hello all! I'm looking into military medicine (specifically looking at USUHS, but also at HPSP), and as much as I appreciate this forum, it's hard to replace one-on-one communication. So, if you or someone you know in military medicine is willing to exchange emails or phone calls with me, I...
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    Leaving computer science for dentistry?

    Hey everyone! Currently a freshman at UCSD, majoring in computer science. I've always struggled when people asked me what I wanted to do with my life. Medicine, finance, computer science all interest me. Never had any die-hard passion, but I've been always been open to the many possibilities...
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    Military Spouse/LDR during Vet School

    Ive recently been accepted to my IS veterinary school, 3000 miles away from where my husband and I are currently living due to military orders. He will have to remain here until summer 2020 and then be stationed elsewhere (although likely still distant from the school). He is incredibly...
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    PhD/PsyD Military Psych Questions

    I’m considering going the military psych route and applying for the HPSP with the Army, Air Force, or Navy. For those who have gone this route, especially “lifers” who stay military psychologists after their initial 3-year commitment following their APA internship, I’ve got a few questions. Or...
  22. K

    Joining the Military to pay for pharmacy school

    Hello everyone! I start pharmacy school in August. As my first day of classes quickly approaches, I have a lot of anxiety about money. How am I going to pay for school?! I don’t have anyone to help me pay for school. I have worked as a pharmacy tech for a couple years now and have not met anyone...
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    Questions for current or former Air Force and Navy docs.

    So I am currently submitting a package for both CSO and NFO. I also have Pilot down for both, but my recruiters say my packages leans heavily towards the former. Should I not get Pilot and go CSO or NFO, I plan to go to medical school after my commitment. I am just having difficulty deciding...
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    Marine Corps to Medical School Advice

    Hello Everyone, This is my first time posting in SDN forums after many years of browsing. Specifically I am posting in regards to receiving general advice on my current situation and the best route for me to apply to Medical School. Background I received my Undergrad degree in Biology in 2016...
  25. 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!
  26. 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!
  27. 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!
  28. 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...
  29. hopefulotlnl

    Other OT-Related Information Reserve Military to pay for OT school

    I obviously need to talk to a recruiter for details but looking for personal experience if others have joined a military reserves branch/national guard and paid for OT masters using GI Bill or other federal aid related to military service. I have my bachelors so ROTC is not an option. Would...
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    Classifying military activities

    I need some help on how to classify some military activities. I have asked about one in particular and am still unsure for the rest. Please take in to consideration, Military is salaried so...that is why I am confused. 1) While a lab tech student (still on active duty) I volunteered to conduct...
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    Best route to take for student with military conflict?

    I have been a full time student and member of the National Guard for the past 4 years. Until this semester, I have been in pursuit of completing my pre-requisites for medical school. Before this semester, I was notified of a deployment that would take place shortly after the semester completed...
  32. npbuac

    Work/Activities - Military Service hours?

    I'm trying to get ahead on my work/activities section for the 2019 cycle. I served 3 years active duty USAF, how should the hours be calculated? My schedule was sometimes sporadic, some days I'd be on for 12-24 hrs, most of the time an 8 hr shift. Please advise. Thank you.
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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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    Transfer to Air Force from Caribbean MD program

    Does any one know a feasible route to transfer from a Caribbean MD program to the Air Force after STEP for rotations and eventually residency? I have contacted my local AF office and they said the Military/AF/Navy do not take IMG's into the AF program. They only accept students from U.S. MD/DO...
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    MD Non-trad: Tell me how I will do!

    I primarily would like to know if I look like a competitive applicant (at least on paper) and if there are any revisions I should make to my school list. Thank you! I guess I will use the format from the Description page: cGPA and sGPA as calculated by AMCAS cGPA is a 3.64 and sGPA is a 3.98...
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    What are my chances

    I'm currently in my first semester as a senior in college. I just started my pre med classes in Spring of my Junior year and I'm already making below average grades. Im a Psychology major with a Philosophy minor so my GPA currently stands at a 3.56 but I'm afriand that low B's and C's (possibly...
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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...
  39. BC_89

    Military Pharmacy Time in Service - Question

    Im preparing for my transition out of the Army to civilian side (nervous) with my acceptance to a 3 year pharmD program and came upon a question I hope few may be able to assist: If someone was prior service enlisted and upon graduating from pharmacy school (debt free), what would my...
  40. BC_89

    Have a Contingency Plan with your Career (Living Example)

    This is the time of year many of you are awaiting answers for interviews, acceptances, and excitement on new experiences. With anything in life, you find an interest and build on that interest to become a professional of the field of your choosing. One thing no one can predict is...