Hey everyone, I'm currently just a premed but am interested in military medicine in the future. I was initially interested in HPSP if I earned the opportunity to go to medical school but browsing SDN, it seems that the cons outweigh the pros. Assuming that I went to an instate medical school in the future (Texas) where tuition is around $20,000/year, which Guard program is better? (Not the greatest worded question, sorry). Also, if you did go the Guard/reservist route, which program did you take and why, how has/was your experience with the military, and do you recommend it to others? I'm not primarily interested in the Guard due to financial reasons as I have the desire to serve in the future, but I do see it as a plus. I listed out some info that I found on their website but would also like input on whether it's a good idea to combine some of these programs like STRAP with HPLRP or STRAP with MDSSP. Thanks in advance!
- 7 year commitment
- Loan repayment up to $250,000
- Stipend during residency
- 1 year obligation per 6 months of taking stipend.
- Monthly stipend with also a 1 year obligation per 6 months of taking stipend
- Stipend during medical school