civilians applying to military AEGD

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  1. misspredent

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    how does that exactly work out? can civilians apply to military AEGDs even if they don't intend to continue on in the military after their AEGD program is over?
     
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    IIRC, military AEGD and GPR is limited to military.
     
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    Drill Doc Cavity Creep

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    They kind of lead you to believe that in the recruitment letters I have received. In fact, the one I have in front of me says that the AF will take non-licensed recent grad DDS's into a GPR or AEGD.

    Not true. You must have a state license and you must sign on the line for (I believe) 4 years. Then maybe you could get into a military GPR/AEGD, but I don't think that counts as a year of your 4 year obligation. I am not sure on this though. Someone must have some more info on this...
    Mil Docs...Any feedback here?
     
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    dheav005 keepin' it movin'

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    i am not aware of any military PGY-1 program or in-service residencies that take non-military personnel. its doesnt make sense either...why would the military pour resources into a first year doc if they are not able to reap the benefits of that additional training in an operational setting? plus, as an AEGD resident, i was paid as a general dentist, bonuses and all. a civilian AEGD does not get paid near that much...
     
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    You must join the military in order to attend a military AEGD residency. Contact a recruiter to get the specifics, but some AEGD slots are usually held open for a while to see if any non HPSP students want to join and attend an residency.
     
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    I read that if a civilian applies and is chosen for a military AEGD, he or she would have to serve 3 yrs upon graduation.

    Does anyone know if it's possible to be part of the loan repayment program during those pay back years?
     
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    If selected for an AEGD, you would have a minimum payback of 3 years. You must be on active duty for at least 6 months before you can apply for HPLRP. However, it has its own payback and would be served consecutively with your other payback.
     
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    In the Army you could apply for the 2 yr AEGD as a civilian (or several of the other specialties also (OMFS, Prosth, etc...). If selected you would have to join the Army and serve the required payback time.

    The 1 yr spot is only for HPSP students.
     

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