ishii123 said:Civilians can apply, but it is very unlikely that a civilian will be picked up for military residency. This is especially true for the competitive specialties, such as Radiology, Ophthal, Derm, etc. Below is a short blerb by the U.S. Navy GME
27 Jun 2005
10. Civilian and Inactive Duty Medical Officer Applicants. Civilian physicians and inactive duty medical officer applicants for Navy GME training must meet all requirements for initial appointment or recall to active duty in the Medical Corps of the United States Navy. Civilian and inactive duty applicants must submit the GME application with supporting documents to the Navy GME Office for consideration at the GMESB. If selected, assignment to GME training is contingent upon successful recall to active duty or initial appointment in the Navy. Although former HPSP graduates who are currently NADDS and 1-year delays are inactive officers, they do not need to apply for recall because their recall is automatic upon completion of GME. Given the scoring guidance outlined in paragraph 4d, current active duty medical officers have a distinct advantage. It is unlikely a civilian or inactive reservist will be selected if the number of qualified active duty applicants exceeds the number of positions available.