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HPSP Switching Branches

Discussion in 'Military Medicine' started by Diggidy, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. Diggidy

    Diggidy 7+ Year Member

    Jan 20, 2009
    Hey All,

    I'm a civilian medical student that's currently dating an Air Force HPSP student. We are both M3s right now, and are starting to think about what comes next after medical school. My SO and I are both trying to go into very competitive specialties (ortho and ENT), and although we are hoping that we'll get a civilian deferment and can try and couples match, we are also thinking about what to do should that not be possible.

    My SO is currently air force HPSP, and the only option for residency is San Antonio, which is unfortunately a ways away from any Ortho residencies. Would it be possible for her to switch into Army HPSP where there are many more options for residency, with some of them having a much better option for myself to match close to.

    Thanks for your help.
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2014
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  3. DeadCactus

    DeadCactus SDN Lifetime Donor Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Oct 28, 2006
    Maybe I'm a paranoid person but considering there probably aren't many orthopaedic applicants dating female Air Force ENT applicants and the relatively high chance that matching in San Antonio is probably your best chance of living in the same city, maybe publicly ****ting on that program isn't a smart move?
  4. Diggidy

    Diggidy 7+ Year Member

    Jan 20, 2009
    I didn't realize there was a civilian residency for Ortho in San Antonio... The closest one I found was in Houston.
  5. Diggidy

    Diggidy 7+ Year Member

    Jan 20, 2009
    I'd like to bump this up. Does anybody have any more information on this?
  6. colbgw02

    colbgw02 Delightfully Tacky 10+ Year Member

    The only way I can see this working is if your SO finds someone in Army HPSP who wants to change to Air Force, and even then you've got to get all parties to agree. Either learn to love south Texas or get used to living apart.
  7. BrainDead12

    BrainDead12 5+ Year Member

    Oct 14, 2010
    Anyone know the process of switching branches?

    Contact the desired branch recruiter?

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