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Hey guys, I'm just requesting some starter knowledge here. I figure apple taste better from a horses' mouth than they do from Google's, I hope you don't mind.

1) The military will pay for your medical education, correct? Do they subsidize your tuition, or do they have their own school? Are both DOs and MDs awarded?

2) What service commitment is required typically? What does the commitment consist of?

3) If I go the milmed route, would it serve me best to get my 20 in and leave, or stay a shorter amount of time?


Sorry for so many questions but thanks in advance!
 

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All of this information is available in the stickies, and throughout the forum. Rather than asking everyone to retype it for your personal pleasure, I would suggest browing through the forum, or using the search function to locate answers. Most of us are very happy to reply with additional information to complex, specific, or unusual questions not answered elsewhere.
 
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All of this information is available in the stickies, and throughout the forum. Rather than asking everyone to retype it for your personal pleasure, I would suggest browing through the forum, or using the search function to locate answers. Most of us are very happy to reply with additional information to complex, specific, or unusual questions not answered elsewhere.
Passive-aggressive reply is passive-aggressive... I'll check out the stickies. Again.
 
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Passive-aggressive reply is passive-aggressive... I'll check out the stickies. Again.
Young one, you are barely in your second year of college. You haven't taken the MCAT and your previous posts hold scattered questions about being a PA and corpsman while smoking weed.

A word of advice, please be careful with your attitude and be respectful to people like Dr. Highpriest. Disrespecting him will cause all the other physicians in this subforum to write you off.

You didn't read the stickies well enough because all your questions have been answered many times over the years.

But I will give you a hint to your questions.

HPSP. USUHS.
 

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Come on, be polite when asking for help. It works better. Short version:

There are multiple routes for military financing of medical school.

Most people go the HPSP route, which is any accredited US medical school, MD or DO, tuition and a stipend paid by the military. Internship and residency is usually at a military hospital. Usually 4 years of service owed after that.

The military has one medical school of its own, USUHS. Seven years of obligated service after residency.

Obligated service periods are a complex subject and short answers are usually of variable accuracy and always confusing.

Most people don't stay for retirement. Lots of reasons, but mostly related to pay and lifestyle.

HPSP and USUHS are good programs to look up, for starters.
 

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@ahc336 - If you actually manage to begin the long road to a career in medicine, the most important piece of advice that I can give you (which I imagine you will reject in your infinite wisdom) is to learn to be humble, and grow some thicker skin. No one is out to get you, but at the same time it is your job to educate yourself rather than expecting others to make time. Asking questions is a good thing, but only after you've put some effort into it yourself. The world revolves around Dr. Oz, not you.
 
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He knows what's best.
 

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Well he is not an intern or medical student. He probably knows more about military medicine than most of us when we were second year college student...our attitudes like this will drive away potential hpsp applicants and that is not very patriotic...
 

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Well he is not an intern or medical student. He probably knows more about military medicine than most of us when we were second year college student...our attitudes like this will drive away potential hpsp applicants and that is not very patriotic...
I agree with HighPriest.....helping people avoid making bad decisions based on a paucity of information (how can a junior in college comprehend what a brigade surgeon tour does to a medical career or the financial rape that the military unleashes on specialists) is the right thing to do. I have actually gone to a local medical school (shortly after the military recruiter made his visit) since I was furloughed from active duty and spoke of the lies/mistruths perpetuated by recruiters.