1. Tern

    Brown BS/MD vs United States Naval Academy

    Hello, I am a current high school senior choosing between the United States Naval Academy and Brown PLME (8 year BS/MD program). The Academy and medicine are both dreams for me and I know they might not be compatable. Brown PLME Pros Cons guaranteed admission into Warren-Alpert medical...
  2. U

    Need Opinions: To Separate or Not to Separate? (Civilian vs Military Residency)

    I am currently finishing my last year of payback for my military scholarship. I am at a vital point in my life where I have two roads I could take. If I was younger and applied to OMFS immediately after dental school into military, then that is a given path. However, I didn't do that route and...
  3. M

    WAMC? (505/3.44) URM Male Military

    cGPA and sGPA as calculated by AMCAS or AACOMAS cGPA: 3.44 sGPA: 3.79 MCAT score(s) and breakdown 505 [126/123/127/129] 1/2024 494 [123/122/124/125] 4/2022 State of residence or country of citizenship (if non-US) Arizona Ethnicity and/or race African & Native American (Blackfoot...
  4. K

    Dental CE courses other than Maxicourse using the G.I. Bill

    Anyone know of any dental CE course other than AAID Maxicourse where the G.I. Bill covers it or heard it may cover?
  5. M

    LOR examples

    So very non-trad been in the military for 8 years and graduated college 10 years ago. So the people who have said they will write me letters of recommendation all asked for an example or to have me write them a draft that they would tweak. Is there a good example that most use? I have only been...
  6. P

    Army Insight on Army OMFS

    I am a 4-year Army HPSP recipient currently in my first year of dental school and wanted some insight regarding OMFS residency in the Army. I have always been interested in that field and I so I am trying to make myself the most competitive applicant for when I am able to apply for residencies...
  7. 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...
  8. corgo

    Stick it out with medicine or explore different career?

    I have always dreamt of becoming a doctor. In the Philippines, most kids rely on their parents for everything until they get their degree and marry off. Work is frowned upon (unless you are within poverty line), scholarships are scarce, and parents pay for school so no one really does loans/ get...
  9. G

    Military Pediatric Dentistry

    Hi all - first major post here. I am a Pediatric Dentist with a deep family history of military service. I have not heard very much about Pediatric Dentistry roles with the US Armed Services. Does anyone have information about lifestyle, bases, practice style, etc.? I would love all input. Thanks.
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    Can an Other Than Honorable discharge affect admissions into medical schools?

    As the question suggests, I believe I have an Other Than Honorable discharge under AWOL although I havent recieved any papers yet. To keep this short, I incurred a large amount of debt towards the end of my first enlistment with the Guard. Fast forward into the start of my second enlistment at...
  12. J

    I’m in the ARMY as an Airborne medic. I’m going to go to medical school. I’ve got a 3.0 GPA and 500 MCAT. Masters?

    Alright so I have a hell of a story. I dropped out in 10th grade and worked as a welder for a few years and made it to community college. Real cowboy or country-boy stuff. Had to pay for community college so I picked up a second job in Orthopedic Surgery, fell in love. Ortho Trauma is my jam. I...
  13. T

    National Guard - Financial Advice

    To preface, I am a 22 year old Alabama resident beginning medical school this July and will be married in April. I am taking the MDSSP and will be commissioning into the Alabama National Guard in the next couple of months. My fiancé and I are looking for housing and trying to come up with some...
  14. E

    Military after Undergrad

    Hi everyone, I'm currently a sophomore double majoring in public health and neurobiology and have been thinking about what avenues I could take after undergrad. I've always been interested in joining the military (37A or a medical MOS) and I think it'll be a great learning opportunity life...
  15. T

    Can you swap state National Guard?

    Hello, I begin medical school in July and will be commissioning into the National Guard (MDSSP) in the coming months. My unit and school are only 2 hours apart, but I am worried about residency. If I get into a residency program several states away from my unit location, will I be able to swap...
  16. K

    Army-Baylor Applicant Forum 2022-2023

    Hello everyone! I'm currently applying for the Army-Baylor DPT Program. Starting a thread to connect with other applicants. A little about me. I served 8 years active duty on submarines in the Navy. I have been in Navy Reserves for the past 3 years. This is my first time applying.
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 47Pilot

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

  20. L

    WAMC: Non-trad, low MCAT

    PLEASE DO NOT QUOTE THIS MESSAGE Still awaiting verification but self-calculated cGPA: 3.56 sGPA: 3.3 MCAT - 494 State of Residence - Grew up in TN. Strong ties to WA, MS. URM Ivy Nonvolunteer clinical - Est. 7000+. Volunteer Clinical - 300+ (VAMC, Community Clinics for...
  21. 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...
  22. PapaGuava

    *~*~Official AACOMAS Questions Thread 2022-2023~*~*

    Please use this thread to ask any questions specific to the AACOMAS application for the 2022-2023 cycle. Ask away and good luck!
  23. 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...
  24. IsleyOfTheNorth

    All Branch Topic (ABT) Joining in med school then military residency?

    Is it possible to join the military in med school then enter a military residency without using HPSP? (Presumably passing through Commissioned Officer Training between the two.)
  25. Clarus

    All Branch Topic (ABT) Options for a US-IMG during Residency?

    What options are available for a US-IMG attending a residency program in the US? This is in terms of commitments, financial assistance and serving a certain amount of time in the military.
  26. K

    HSCP a no brainer for prior service?

    Hi all, I'm currently on active duty (non-medical) and working on a post bac with the intention of going to medical school. From everything I have read and know about myself, I will be much happier on the military side of the house. It's been a great experience for me these past years that I...
  27. dentalboi

    Recent Air Force HPSP grads, going back would you do the HPSP Scholarship?

    Hi, basically what time title says. I am currently applying for the 3 year Air Force HPSP scholarship and interview in a few days (lmk if you have any tips please). I have talked to a few dental students who are on the HPSP scholarship but I have not had the opportunity to talk to anyone who has...
  28. 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...
  29. H

    Reinvention: Is it possible at this point? (2.1 sGPA, 2.71uGPA, 3.89 graduate GPA)

    Good evening everyone! I am currently an Active Duty Army officer who is starting to look at his options post Army service. As with many people who serve, I know that I really like serving other people and would like to continue it in the medical realm. I have a BS in Psychology and MA in...
  30. A

    Army Reserves to Active Duty?

    Hello all, I have been digging but can’t seem to find if you are able to switch from reserves to active duty as a physician? I know most often, especially enlisted, to go from reserves to active you need to be relieved of reserves duty then reinlist. However, I found information that stated...
  31. A

    All Branch Topic (ABT) Options for officers to go to medical school and civilian residency after completing service obligations?

    From what I know to, there are only two options for officers to go to medical school and civilian residency after completing service obligations: 1) resignation and 2) transfer to reserve. My questions are: 1. Are there other options to gurantee to be able to do civilian residency? 2. If...
  32. Connor216413

    Veteran and ft worker

    Good morning everyone, As the title says, I am a 23 year old currently working FT, finishing up the remainder of my service contract in the reserves, and am a ft student. I work in the aerospace industry and am finishing up my second year of school... so I have quite a bit of time remaining...
  33. mcarder30

    MD What are my chances? 123 CARS

    Just got my MCAT score back. First time test taker and mortified to see I got a 123 on CARS. My other scores are 129/123/129/130 for an overall score of 511. Just some background I served four years in the United States Army as a combat medic and since being honorably discharged in 2018 I have...
  34. N

    Military dentist husband + civilian dentist wife?

    Hello I’m a dental student on the Army HPSP. I’m in a serious relationship with someone who is also in dental school, with plans to get married. However, she’s not in the military. She wants to come with me wherever I’m stationed, if possible. I had a few questions: Has anyone here been in a...
  35. LugubriousAlchemist

    Post-bacc game plan critique - Active Duty overseas

    Hello all, I am an Active Duty Air Force Officer that, due to stats, need to reinvent himself. Currently have a 3.1 cGPA, 2.8 sGPA. The problem though is that I am currently stationed in Germany, and the in-person options available for classes from my searches are lacking in the science...
  36. S

    Active duty military DIY postbacc

  37. B

    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?
  38. N

    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...
  39. 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...
  40. 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...