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Payback with Civilian Deferment

Discussion in 'Military Medicine' started by armydoc, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. armydoc

    armydoc Junior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Just to make sure, I am a 4yr HPSP student given a civilian deferment for a 5 yr residency. My commitment is only 4 years, correct? Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. Gastrapathy

    Gastrapathy no longer apathetic Physician Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

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  4. basicscikills

    basicscikills 2+ Year Member

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    Just out of curiosity, what type of residency are you doing? I had heard that deferments were almost impossible in the current milmed climate.
     
  5. HumptyDumptyMil

    HumptyDumptyMil Almost done... 5+ Year Member

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    If your program includes an internship year as your first year of "residency" training, that will not add an additional year, so it will still be 4 years if it's a military sponsored civilian deferment.
     
  6. NavyFP

    NavyFP Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    If you receive no additional funds from the Army, your commitment remains at 4 years.
     
  7. I think the question was for Army residencies...and since the Army doesn't publish anything close to resembling a Match List, does anyone have any insight into this?
     
  8. colbgw02

    colbgw02 Delightfully Tacky 10+ Year Member

    Army deferments are rare, more so than the other services. Not unheard of, but rare.
     
  9. basicscikills

    basicscikills 2+ Year Member

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    Any idea what specialties are being allowed to defer? I'm wanting to do EM and am in the Air Force HPSP. My understanding from talking with several EM physicians is that the current training being offered is highly inadequate on the military side due to the conversion of many milmed hospitals to glorified clinics. Anybody have any insight on this?
     
  10. met19

    met19 Member 10+ Year Member

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    cant speak for AF but I received a Navy full deferment for EM this past year and a total of 8 were given out.

    It depends on the needs of the AF, how many HPSP and USU students to fill their own residencies and GMOs.
     
  11. deuist

    deuist Stealthfully Sarcastic Physician Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

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    Desperado is an AF EM attending. He could give you a better answer. I think he would agree with your statement that AF hospitals really are glorified clinics. Unfortunately, the AF did not give out any deferments this year.
     
  12. HumptyDumptyMil

    HumptyDumptyMil Almost done... 5+ Year Member

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    18 total spots for EM, 3 deferrals for 2006. I've attached the excel sheet. Can I get in trouble for posting this?
     
  13. HumptyDumptyMil

    HumptyDumptyMil Almost done... 5+ Year Member

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    18 total spots for EM, 3 deferrals for 2006.
     
  14. armydoc

    armydoc Junior Member 10+ Year Member

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    I was deferred for orthopedic surgery. I requested a deferment because of my father who was ill, but has, since receiving my deferment, passed away. I'm not sure if I got a deferment because I requested one or if I did not match. Just based on the some of the other students who did match into Army Ortho, I have a hard time believing I did not match.
     
  15. 46&2

    46&2 Member 10+ Year Member

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    Those numbers are close, but there were 17 total spots for EM. Link to the match list is below.

    The telling stat is that only 5 are 2LTs (i.e. med students). I'm not sure if the 3 individuals who don't have a base or deferment listed by their name were actually deferred.


    http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=348863&highlight=air+force+match
     

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