veterans

  1. Kenyonmedic

    Advice for a veteran

    So I would first like to say I have visited my pre health advisor, but getting definitive answers seems awkwardly difficult. If any of you reading this can provide some insight I will be very grateful. - Service: 4 years as a medic in the 82nd airborne (army) - my numbers: 90 credit hours, GPA...
  2. esob

    Potential update to Chapter 31 regarding In-State status

    I'm still parsing this information out, but I was unaware this existed until yesterday. Apparently, a memo came down as part of the veterans transition and benefits act of 2018 that requires schools receiving Chapter 30/31 payments to extend in-state tuition rates to veterans enrolled via those...
  3. CarterUSMC

    Who here is a veteran and pre medicine student?

    Hello, I am pretty new and have been searching for a forum just like this and I wanted to network and get to know some of you that are pursuing a career in health care. I am a Marine, I worked on aircraft for 5 years and want to pursue a career in psychiatry to help veterans. I go to school at...
  4. C

    Recertification needed for job?

    Hey all, I have been working at a VA in California for the last couple years. I am wondering if I will need to take a re-certification board exam in a few years. No one has said anything about boards, and I never received a contract with information about it being required to maintain...
  5. BC_89

    VA Official Sentenced 11 yrs in Prison: Know Your Entitlements

    VA official who exploited veterans in fraud scam gets 11 years This is not an attack to all VA counselors and officials, but many viewers on here are fairly new in specific vocational and educational entitlements. Simply going by what statements you are told is not enough with the constant...
  6. BC_89

    Purpose of Veterans' Benefits Forum

    Welcome and thank you for your service! On November 2018, the Veterans' Benefits Forum was created by the suggestion of many of our veteran non-traditional students. The purpose of this forum is to educate our student veterans of their "benefits" (housing, educational, VA updates) not offered...
  7. BC_89

    Delays on Post 9-11 BAH

    In preparations with my annual budget (and done filing taxes finally), I’m wanting to move around 10k of cash currently in my Online Savings Account (Ally). Before doing so, I notice issues occurring at the end and beginning of each semester with vets and there delays with BAH payments. I’m...
  8. BC_89

    Not Receiving GI Bill Payments

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/national-security/2018/11/15/veterans-arent-getting-their-gi-bill-payments-because-vas-year-old-computer-system-broke/ This brought curiosity to myself as I’m about to leave active duty service and utilize my entitlements for my...
  9. BabyDaddy

    Nontrad Veteran M3 with wife and kids at MD school in Tx. Ask me Anything! (AMA)

    I had a ton of questions when I was trying to get into Medical School and during my first year, but few people could answer them for my specific situation. If you have questions about applying as a Non-traditional student, veteran, married person +/- kiddos, or just generic questions about life...
  10. greenpharmd

    From retail to federal - is the VA worth the pay cut?

    I'm a PharmD, I've worked in a retail supermarket pharmacy for the past 5 years and came across an opportunity at the local VA Medical Center as a staff pharmacist, working mostly in the outpatient area but with some cross over to clinical. Essentially I'd be working the inpatient side one out...