sarahl86

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So I am looking into funding options through the Navy for medical school...already met with a recruiter who seemed very eager to have me in the program but I still have some more questions and want opinions as well.

- Is a history of depression (well managed with medication) going to disqualify me from commission?
- Individual Ready Reserve (I think...) - what is entailed with that?
- Overall experiences? I plan on pursuing a civilian residency if I accept a commission but don't know what to expect from working in Navy medicine

Thanks!
 

BigNavyPedsGuy

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So I am looking into funding options through the Navy for medical school...already met with a recruiter who seemed very eager to have me in the program but I still have some more questions and want opinions as well.

- Is a history of depression (well managed with medication) going to disqualify me from commission?
- Individual Ready Reserve (I think...) - what is entailed with that?
- Overall experiences? I plan on pursuing a civilian residency if I accept a commission but don't know what to expect from working in Navy medicine

Thanks!

I would recommend spending some time reading through this forum - especially the stickies at the top. There is a lot of dense stuff, but you can find a lot of info there too.

Your questions
-Probably not
-IRR (usually) doesn't mean much except you're technically in the military
-By joining you forfeit your right to civilian residency. It's the Navy's decision whether or not you do a civilian residency and usually the answer is "no".

Like I said, read through the stickies, try to inform yourself. Feel free to PM me with questions.
 

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I would recommend spending some time reading through this forum - especially the stickies at the top. There is a lot of dense stuff, but you can find a lot of info there too.

Your questions
-Probably not
-IRR (usually) doesn't mean much except you're technically in the military
-By joining you forfeit your right to civilian residency. It's the Navy's decision whether or not you do a civilian residency and usually the answer is "no".

Like I said, read through the stickies, try to inform yourself. Feel free to PM me with questions.

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