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Army Audiology

Discussion in 'Audiology [ Au.D ]' started by Armyhealth, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. Armyhealth

    Armyhealth Army Healthcare Recruiter

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    Looked like there have not been any info posted in SDN in a long time about becoming a military audiologist. Figured I would make a thread for those interested and help answer some questions.

    There are three ways to come in as an audiologist in the army. Feel free to send me questions, I only represent the army so please no questions about other branches.

    #1 right out of school-Audiology Externship Program (AEP) AEP provides a 1-year clinical audiology externship to students who have completed all academic coursework for their clinical doctorate in audiology and are eligible for the 1-year program. Training is conducted at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland. Applicants incur a 36-month ADO following completion of the externship. This is a one-time-a-year board meeting in October of each year. Also will receive 120K in student loan repayment. Will make full salary of around 80K while in externship.

    #2- Already have experience and want to join full time- 3 year contract to join as a captain. 120K in student loan repayment. Will be making around 80K a year starting.

    #3- Already have experience and want to join army reserves- drill one weekend a month and two weeks a year in your local unit. Up to 50K in student loan repayment, up to 80K in bonuses (20K per year). Still come in as captain.
     
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  3. TheEarDoc

    TheEarDoc Audiologist

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    For option 3:

    Boarded recently. Placed on OML. Awaiting to find out from HRCOM and USAREC whether they are going to allow any more 72C's to join the reserves. So on a holding pattern indefinitely. No one can tell me if they are going to start slotting more audiologists for the reserves this year or wait until next October when the new fiscal year begins. No one can say what the incentives will be after Oct. 1st either. Signed for 50k in loan repayment and 50k in bonuses. Still awaiting to find out if I will get what I signed for if/when I ever get removed from the OML and approved for commission. If you have any insight anyone else I have talked to has not been able to provide I would love to hear from you!
     
  4. Armyhealth

    Armyhealth Army Healthcare Recruiter

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    I sent you a PM, hopefully that helps!
     
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  5. Pinoak

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    Hi. I applied with an Army recruiter but unable to get an age waiver.
     

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