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I have a friend who is a GP in the Army Reserve. He is applying for a pediatric dentistry residency position on his own accord. I know that's a no no for AD as you have to go through DUINS (in Navy). I don't know what it's called in the Army. Is he going to be ok? Does Reserve not really care? As a pediatric dentist, will he be able to maintain his credentials and stay as a general dentist working for the Reserve after residency?
 

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I have a friend who is a GP in the Army Reserve. He is applying for a pediatric dentistry residency position on his own accord. I know that's a no no for AD as you have to go through DUINS (in Navy). I don't know what it's called in the Army. Is he going to be ok? Does Reserve not really care? As a pediatric dentist, will he be able to maintain his credentials and stay as a general dentist working for the Reserve after residency?
He will be fine, the Army will still use him as a general dentist. Reserves can't control what residency he applies to and matches into. May hurt his promotion chances if he plans to do a career in the reserves but that is about it.
 
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Is he going to have issues with getting time off to drill and what not during residency?

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That really depends on his unit and his commander. Most medical units are pretty good about understanding challenges with residency/fellowships. He could always request to be reassigned to the APMC while in residency so he doesn't have to worry about it.
 
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I have a friend who is a GP in the Army Reserve. He is applying for a pediatric dentistry residency position on his own accord. I know that's a no no for AD as you have to go through DUINS (in Navy). I don't know what it's called in the Army. Is he going to be ok? Does Reserve not really care? As a pediatric dentist, will he be able to maintain his credentials and stay as a general dentist working for the Reserve after residency?
I am currently in the reserves and I'm going to take a shot here, I could be very wrong. The way it was explained to me is that if you are a GP and you want to specialize you can and get a stipend through the STRAP program but you will owe a 1:1. If he doesn't want to get the stipend through the army and go to residency than he will still have to drill, 2 weeks active and possible deployment. He will not get a specialist pay and will not owe more time because he isn't using the army to help pay for school. I have a periodontist at my school that is a 63A (GP) in the reserves and even though she would be payed more as a perio she wanted to practice general in the army.
 

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I am currently in the reserves and I'm going to take a shot here, I could be very wrong. The way it was explained to me is that if you are a GP and you want to specialize you can and get a stipend through the STRAP program but you will owe a 1:1. If he doesn't want to get the stipend through the army and go to residency than he will still have to drill, 2 weeks active and possible deployment. He will not get a specialist pay and will not owe more time because he isn't using the army to help pay for school. I have a periodontist at my school that is a 63A (GP) in the reserves and even though she would be payed more as a perio she wanted to practice general in the army.

You are right on, only problem is they won't offer him STRAP for pediatric dentistry.
 
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