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Military Residencies

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by Platz, Apr 10, 2000.

  1. Platz

    Platz Junior Member

    May 27, 1999
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    I am a pre-med student who has been accepted into the UHS class of 2005. I am looking to the military scholarship for medical school. Right now, I think I want to go into OMM for a career, so I would HAVE to have a civilian residency if I got the military scholarship. Is it hard to get a civilian residency? Can I get it in writing from the military recruiters? What are things I need to look out for concerning the scholarship? Does anyone know anyone who used a lot of OMM while a Fam. Prac. Doc in the miliatary? Any info will be great.

    Kyle Platz
    [email protected]

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  3. doatc

    doatc Senior Member

    Oct 25, 1999
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    Most DOs that focus on OMM have completed a residency in Family Practice. As a doctor in the military, you can use you OM skill in any field you decide to enter. If you are selected for a HPSP scholarship you are obligated to complete a Miliatry Residency unless you do not match to one. For example, in the Army you are almost guaranteed to match to a Army Residency. The Navy and Airforce have less residency slots available, so there is a chance of not matching and getting a deferment to do a civilian residency. You do not have to do a civilian residency to focus on OMM. You can do a Family Practice residency in the Military and make OMM a part of your practice. The miliatry welcomes the use of OMM and it has proven itself as an effective modality. We just had a Captain from the Navy come and speak at CCOM and he actively uses OMT in his practice. I will try and get his e-mail for you. If you have any questions about the Army specifically, drop me an e-mail and I will answer any questions you may have.

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