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- Mar 15, 2010
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Is anyone here a military reservist and attends pharmacy school? Is this even possible? Know anyone that has or is?
I know a guy that was in the reserves and in pharmacy school. You are taking a serious risk by doing pharmacy school while in the reserves because your chances of getting deployed are very high and the fact that you are in a program like pharmacy school does not matter to Uncle Sam. My friend dodged getting deployed by moving to the IRR (Inactive Ready Reserves) but that's only like putting a bandaid on a crack in the Hoover Dam. You still have a target, so to speak, on you to get pulled and deployed eventually. If you want to get money to help with paying for the tuition, look into the ROTC program. They always have booths set up at every APhA convention trying to get people to join. They will help you with some of the tuition, but not all. You also will get a monthly stipend to help with living expenses, which is nice. I believe you will only owe about 4 to 6 years to the government after graduation, but don't quote me on that.