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This exists right?.... is it extremely uncommon? Anyone have some information about this? I'd really appreciate it :laugh: what kind of grades ect.?
 

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Oh hello! yes they do exist such as the HPSP (health professions scholarship program)
 

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I'm assuming the OP is talking about scholarships from the institutions themselves. The "fullest" ones that I've seen are essentially full tuition scholarships. While significant, that still leaves you with quite a few expenses (living expenses essentially). I've heard people say that some schools have scholarships to cover this as well, but I haven't seen anything like that myself.

There are other programs that will repay a portion or all of your expenses, but you should look into those more carefully as they are far from "free."
 

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If you have to ask...
Ok if you haven't heard... the field of medicine is about teamwork so just because I don't know as much as you doesn't mean you have to give unproductive answers. Maybe medicine isn't right for you if you can't give help to someone that's less knowledgeable than you.
 

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Ok if you haven't heard... the field of medicine is about teamwork so just because I don't know as much as you doesn't mean you have to give unproductive answers. Maybe medicine isn't right for you if you can't give help to someone that's less knowledgeable than you.

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Yes, full medical school scholarships exist, but they do not exist at every school. For example, my school offers absolutely no scholarships to incoming first years (although there are rumors that things might be changing this cycle), let alone full tuition scholarships.

If you are concerned, head to the school-specific threads and ask some of the current medical students about the types of scholarships that their schools offer. It doesn't guarantee that you'll get one, but you may get a feel for how many are available and what types of students generally pull them in.

Also:

If you want everything covered do MSTP.

It has been said many times, but this is a terrible reason to pursue an MD/PhD.
 

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Ok if you haven't heard... the field of medicine is about teamwork so just because I don't know as much as you doesn't mean you have to give unproductive answers. Maybe medicine isn't right for you if you can't give help to someone that's less knowledgeable than you.

Did you, with your measly 48 posts, just tell a surgical resident who has contributed over 13,000 posts to this forums that "medicine isn't right for him"?
I don't see you dedicating your time to helping other people on here! :nono:
 

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Did you, with your measly 48 posts, just tell a surgical resident who has contributed over 13,000 posts to this forums that "medicine isn't right for him"?
I don't see you dedicating your time to helping other people on here! :nono:

Well he sure wasn't helping the OP
 

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Did you, with your measly 48 posts, just tell a surgical resident who has contributed over 13,000 posts to this forums that "medicine isn't right for him"?
I don't see you dedicating your time to helping other people on here! :nono:
Damned right he did. Because he's pre-med. Pre-freaking-med. That's higher on the totem than Gee Oh Dee. He tells Stephen Hawking how to study astrophysics, Kobe Bryant how to dribble a basketball, Eric Clapton how to play guitar.

You better stay out of his way, lest you incur the wrath and harsh words of the pre-med.
 
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Don't take an HPSP scholarship. If you want to serve in the military, research the FAP instead. It's a better option.
http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=189443
PS Many schools do have significant scholarship money available. Obviously some more than others. Ask. At my alma mater the tradition was to donate to a class scholarship. We started giving out scholarship money at 10 years. The hope is to fund it to a level of a sustained full tuition scholarship for one student every 4 years. It's really not that likely to happen for some time, but it's already helping someone with "demonstrated need" at about $5000/yr. The hope is also to encourage the recipients to give back to the next generation.
 

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Damned right he did. Because he's pre-med. Pre-freaking-med. That's higher on the totem than Gee Oh Dee. He tells Stephen Hawking how to study astrophysics, Kobe Bryant how to dribble a basketball, Eric Clapton how to play guitar.

You better stay out of his way, lest you incur the wrath and harsh words of the pre-med.

I re-read his post about ten times over and got less and less out of it with each turn :laugh:
 

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Damned right he did. Because he's pre-med. Pre-freaking-med. That's higher on the totem than Gee Oh Dee. He tells Stephen Hawking how to study astrophysics, Kobe Bryant how to dribble a basketball, Eric Clapton how to play guitar.

You better stay out of his way, lest you incur the wrath and harsh words of the pre-med.

Well said my friend, well said
 
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Ok if you haven't heard... the field of medicine is about teamwork so just because I don't know as much as you doesn't mean you have to give unproductive answers. Maybe medicine isn't right for you if you can't give help to someone that's less knowledgeable than you.
Apparently you just didn't get it. I did answer your question. If you haven't been offered a full-tuition scholarship, you're probably not going to get one. So if you have to ask, you almost certainly won't be getting one, especially as an incoming M1.

Medicine definitely isn't right for you if you can't be bothered to look up information on your own.

Here's a start:
http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=674789&highlight=scholarships
http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=712568&highlight=scholarships
http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=719074&highlight=scholarships
http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=721308&highlight=scholarships


Well he sure wasn't helping the OP
I was, but apparently I need to hold hands and sing songs for you guys to get the point.
 

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Apparently you just didn't get it. I did answer your question. If you haven't been offered a full-tuition scholarship, you're probably not going to get one. So if you have to ask, you almost certainly won't be getting one, especially as an incoming M1.

Medicine definitely isn't right for you if you can't be bothered to look up information on your own.

Here's a start:
http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=674789&highlight=scholarships
http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=712568&highlight=scholarships
http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=719074&highlight=scholarships
http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=721308&highlight=scholarships



I was, but apparently I need to hold hands and sing songs for you guys to get the point.

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Apparently you just didn't get it. I did answer your question. If you haven't been offered a full-tuition scholarship, you're probably not going to get one. So if you have to ask, you almost certainly won't be getting one, especially as an incoming M1.

Medicine definitely isn't right for you if you can't be bothered to look up information on your own.

Here's a start:
http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=674789&highlight=scholarships
http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=712568&highlight=scholarships
http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=719074&highlight=scholarships
http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=721308&highlight=scholarships



I was, but apparently I need to hold hands and sing songs for you guys to get the point.
Win! :laugh:
 

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wow, 5 posts to Burnett's Law.
 

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Apparently you just didn't get it. I did answer your question. If you haven't been offered a full-tuition scholarship, you're probably not going to get one. So if you have to ask, you almost certainly won't be getting one, especially as an incoming M1.

Medicine definitely isn't right for you if you can't be bothered to look up information on your own.

Here's a start:
http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=674789&highlight=scholarships
http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=712568&highlight=scholarships
http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=719074&highlight=scholarships
http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=721308&highlight=scholarships



I was, but apparently I need to hold hands and sing songs for you guys to get the point.

Prowler FTW!

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This thread just keeps on getting better!
 

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I like how muff edited his post to a period but its still quoted like 3 posts later lol
 

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Ok if you haven't heard... the field of medicine is about teamwork so just because I don't know as much as you doesn't mean you have to give unproductive answers. Maybe medicine isn't right for you if you can't give help to someone that's less knowledgeable than you.

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I think Prowler's if you have to ask is probably the right response.

I knew I was ballpark for numbers, but 2 out of 3 of the schools I got schollys to sent me the award letters in December. The last one came in April (presumably after someone they had already given it to dropped out of the class and was given to me being next on the merit list)
 

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This exists right?.... is it extremely uncommon? Anyone have some information about this? I'd really appreciate it :laugh: what kind of grades ect.?

LOL. Yeah, it exists. More so at the state schools, and the ones that don't need money to attract students, just the name. However, Duke is well known for giving out Dean's Full Tuition Merit Scholarships- only to SUPER high achievers, however. I'm talking 3.9+, 40+, and some crazy smarts and ECs. I know someone who got it, and man, was he impressive. Just exuded confidence and supremacy.
 

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Dr Butler,

HPSP is NOT a loan. Please dont confuse those out there that may want to at least look into it. Also, your website has nothing to do with HPSP.

Destriero,

FAP is a great option for those in Residency but HPSP is equally great for those starting school and who dont want to generate a large student loan.

Additionaly, there is also a Reserve option, MDSSP, where you will collect the current stipend of $2088 per month (it goes up every July) and when your done with Medical School you can receive the stipend again while in your Residency. While completing Residency you can have the Army pay back up to $250,000 of your student loan ($40k per year) and the rest when you perform your duties as a Reservist - 1 weekend per month/2 weeks per year.

If any one has any questions regarding this feel free to ask away. I have posted a thread in the classifieds. I just wanted to be sure to clear things since certain things were mentioned in this thread.
 

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Dr Butler,

HPSP is NOT a loan. Please dont confuse those out there that may want to at least look into it. Also, your website has nothing to do with HPSP.

Destriero,

FAP is a great option for those in Residency but HPSP is equally great for those starting school and who dont want to generate a large student loan.

Additionaly, there is also a Reserve option, MDSSP, where you will collect the current stipend of $2088 per month (it goes up every July) and when your done with Medical School you can receive the stipend again while in your Residency. While completing Residency you can have the Army pay back up to $250,000 of your student loan ($40k per year) and the rest when you perform your duties as a Reservist - 1 weekend per month/2 weeks per year.

If any one has any questions regarding this feel free to ask away. I have posted a thread in the classifieds. I just wanted to be sure to clear things since certain things were mentioned in this thread.

The HPSP is pretty much a loan except the payback is your life and time rather than money.
 
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FAP is a great option for those in Residency but HPSP is equally great for those starting school and who dont want to generate a large student loan.

I couldn't disagree more with your assertion that HPSP is a good option for almost anyone. The only people who should consider HPSP are those who are interested in becoming an officer in the US military and are willing to make and accept sacrifices to attain that goal. If you are only looking to avoid loans, have a better lifestyle, etc., you're making a tragic mistake.
Anyone interested in finding out why should pay a visit to the military medicine forum here at SDN and read all that they can before contacting a recruiter. I've been there, done that and have the tattoos. :laugh:
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