10+ Year Member
- Sep 15, 2005
- Attending Physician
I'm planning on doing the military scholarship thing to pay for med school. Is anyone else here considering HPSP?
Get over yourself! If you wanted to serve, you should serve for the purpose of protecting our nation and, in our case, healing the "trigger pullers."the negative 1 said:I went through the process for the scholarship last year and probably would have taken it had I been accepted to medical school. But as time went on and I talked with more people, both civilian and military, I realized I was getting a raw deal. Though I felt pride in knowing I would be serving my country and caring for the men and women who defend our nation, I was also growing uncomfortable with the idea of being directly subject to the atrocious policies of the current administration.
My advice, be certain you know what you're getting yourself into and why you want this scholarship. Talk to as many people as you can and definitely visit the military medicine forum on SDN. Remember that when you're in the military, you are an officer first and a doctor second.
Yeah I'm definitely considering it. I'm just a little concerned about possibly not being able to go into the residency of my choosing, but it would be hard not to, especially if I go to a private or out-of-state school. No loans + stipend + helping servicemen/women/families = good deal.tulane06 said:I'm planning on doing the military scholarship thing to pay for med school. Is anyone else here considering HPSP?
Praetorian said:I know one doc who liked the Air Force, and his sanity and grip on reality has come into question more than once by other physicians. I guess if you're willing to be told where to live, how to practice, when to work, and be made to get up at ungodly hours of the morning to do mindless exercise (as I know some medical units mandate), then go for it. I just find that there are far better options in the civilian world.