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FAP Question

Discussion in 'Military Medicine' started by rpmfast, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. rpmfast

    rpmfast 10+ Year Member

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    Did not know about FAP until reading the post here. Good stuff! Who is eligible for FAP? For instance, I went to a foreign med school such as the Carribean and have passed the USMLE and want to do a residency and get FAP, can it be done?


    Thanks, I will do more searches on the subject.
     
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  3. kzjonez

    kzjonez 2+ Year Member

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    The answer is yes, but you can not match on the military match , you need to find your residency on your own .Once you do that you can enter the FAP program after passing step 3 if FMG.
     
  4. NavyFP

    NavyFP Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    The answer is no. FAP members are commissioned medical corps officers. In order to be commissioned in the medical corps as a physician, you must have graduated from an accredited US/Canadian medical school OR completed an accredited US residency.

    Sorry.
     
  5. kzjonez

    kzjonez 2+ Year Member

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    I don't mean to troll . But I know for a fact that that is not the case in the ARMY and Air Force, unlike the NAVY which requires some specialties to be board certified and to have 2 years of practice in the specialty if FMG . I would sugest you talk to your healthcare recruiter from the four services and get the scoop.
     
  6. NavyFP

    NavyFP Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Won't disagree. I am quoting OPNAV INST 1120.4.
     
  7. DrWahoo

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    Definitely for the Air Force you can do FAP, if you went to a Caribbean medical school. You must be a citizen and be in an American residency.
     

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