HPSP - Got my acceptance letter to medical school, but no one is picking up!

Ethereally

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    Okay - well the Navy picked up, but I'm currently on hold until I can get my weight a little lower (very tall, athletic-looking body with extra poundage I am working hard to remove). But I was told that as long as I can make tape, they would start delving into my application a little deeper. I can currently meet the run standard, and can max out situps/pushups.
    The Air Force hasn't picked up phone calls (it has been over a week now) and I've tried multiple region locations... even the flight chief! I've tried emailing, leaving voicemails...
    And then to cover my bases I have also tried the Army, but I've gotten passed on from one person to the next with a "Oops, that's not my job - you want to speak to person xyz" a few times and now the final person in that line hasn't picked up.

    I'm feeling like maybe I wouldn't have a chance anyway since it is so late in the season - but I don't even know what the "season" really is... I know recruiters have quotas, so does this mean all slots are filled now?

    I am a 27-yr old military brat from a family of many military members from different branches. Father served 25 years in the Marine Corps and my brother is also USMC, following in his footsteps so to say. Being a military doctor has ALWAYS been my dream and making money in a career wasn't really a priority for me. I'm more interested in military/emergency medicine, but it is flexible. I worked in the ED for 3.5 years and thrive in that area, but I could live without it. Now I have achieved one milestone in getting accepted to a medical school, but I am struggling to figure out how to go about the other one. I start school this fall... Anyone have any advice on how to navigate here? What do I need to do?

    Thank you very much,
    J
     

    darknessicegoat

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      You should go through the proper channels for an HPSP inquiry by filling out your information online for each specific branch. I'm not sure you'll reach the right people by randomly calling offices. A recruiter should reach out to you within a few business days.

      There's no such thing as too late in the season because you can apply when you're already in your first semester and they will still backpay the school.
       
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      Ethereally

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        You should go through the proper channels for an HPSP inquiry by filling out your information online for each specific branch. I'm not sure you'll reach the right people by randomly calling offices. A recruiter should reach out to you within a few business days.

        There's no such thing as too late in the season because you can apply when you're already in your first semester and they will still backpay the school.
        Thank you very much for your response. I had no idea how it should work these days as calling offices and walking into a recruiting station is how my family members and friends have all gone about it.
        I also appreciate the "not too late in the season" comment - it relieves some of the pressure haha.
         

        armytrainingsir

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          Not sure how the other branches handle it now, but the Army uses 'dedicated' medical recruiters. They are geographically located. Im not sure if you need to use the one where you live or the one where your school is located. Most of them have FB pages as well. And search LinkedIn for info as well.

          By your avatar, Im guessing you're in SC.
          If so,

          Also, per a google search, Michael McNulty lists himself as the officer in charge of that station on LinkedIn. Try reaching out to him via LinkedIn.
           

          BunnyMan17

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            Hi OP, PM and I can give you the number to the guy I worked with when I was applying HPSP for army. I'm 95% sure he actually does chaplain recruiting now but he might be able to point you in the right direction. Otherwise there is an AMEDD office in Richmond, Va that I believe is still active.
             
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