So, I want to Join the USAF

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  1. nsap102

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    Hey,

    I tried to join while in high school, but got turned down because of my immigration status. Same after college.

    Now, I have a GC and I have also completed my Internship year. I am an IMG. I would like to complete my medical training in the USAF and then serve.

    So, is the military taking GC holders? And where do I start?
     
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    Did you complete your internship in the US or abroad?
     
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    The Air Force website clearly states that you must be a U.S. citizen to enter as a physician. As a Green Card holder, I think the best you can do is enlist in the military.
     
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    I saw a news report that the DoD is recruiting foreign medical grads and foreign citizens for the military medical system. I would also like to know the details. I know a couple residents who would be interested in working in exchange for citizenship.
     
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    No, IgD is right. That's why I was asking about whether the OP did his internship here, as I believe this is still a requirement.

    Here's a link to the article IgD's talking about. Specifically refers to this program accepting non-citizens into officer ranks of critical fields such as medicine.
     
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    Yes, I did my internship year here in the US.
     
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    Then you might be in luck. Read the link above then contact an Air Force medical recruiter. Post back what you're told.
     

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