Somewhat confused regarding "Military Medicine"; are these "Military Medicine"?

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I read an article online at US News entitled "How to go to Medical School for Free" and in the article, military programs that payback school tuition in exchange for a certain number of years in service are mentioned:

"Completely free ride, with notable strings:
Military—If you're officer material, the military will pay your tuition and living expenses through four years of medical school whether you're in the Army, Navy, or Air Force.

Fine Print: Doctors generally serve one year of active duty for every year of scholarship they receive, but they must serve a minimum of two years."

I went to the Army, Navy and Air Force websites that US news linked in their article, see links below

Navy: http://www.navy.com/careers/healthcare/physicians/#students

Army: http://www.goarmy.com/amedd/hpsp.jsp

Air Force: http://www.airforce.com/opportunities/healthcare/careers/physician/


Are these what SDN categorizes as "Military Medicine"? I had not heard of this type of program until reading the article, so I apologize ahead of time if this is common knowledge.

Thanks!
 

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I read an article online at US News entitled "How to go to Medical School for Free" and in the article, military programs that payback school tuition in exchange for a certain number of years in service are mentioned:

"Completely free ride, with notable strings:
Military—If you're officer material, the military will pay your tuition and living expenses through four years of medical school whether you're in the Army, Navy, or Air Force.

Fine Print: Doctors generally serve one year of active duty for every year of scholarship they receive, but they must serve a minimum of two years."

I went to the Army, Navy and Air Force websites that US news linked in their article, see links below

Navy: http://www.navy.com/careers/healthcare/physicians/#students

Army: http://www.goarmy.com/amedd/hpsp.jsp

Air Force: http://www.airforce.com/opportunities/healthcare/careers/physician/


Are these what SDN categorizes as "Military Medicine"? I had not heard of this type of program until reading the article, so I apologize ahead of time if this is common knowledge.

Thanks!

Yep. Now please strike this idea from your mind forever.
 
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Yeah that article has so little information that it is more harmful than helpful.
 

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Yep. Now please strike this idea from your mind forever.

What do you mean by 'striking this idea from my mind forever'?

It isn't free. You end up losing just as much money because you are likely to be dramatically underpaid for those 4 years. Don't join for money.

I agree one should not join for the money, but don't they pay for the for years of medical school? (added benefit)

Yeah that article has so little information that it is more harmful than helpful.

Thanks everyone, I posted here for this very reason since I do not know very much about the subject
 
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What do you mean by 'striking this idea from my mind forever'?





Thanks everyone, I posted here for this very reason since I do not know very much about the subject

You may have gotten brief responses, as there are sticky threads at the top of the military medicine forum. Look the the Air Force, Nave or Army HPSP program threads and you should be able to get the majority of your questions answered. Also, look at the National Guard's new medical student program thread on the military medicine forum as well. At the beginning of each of these there is a great synopsis.

As far as some of the other replies, the general rule is, if you join military medicine primarily for the money, then you will be sorry......that being said, everyone joins for the money......otherwise they government would not need to pay the money. That being said, if you are doingit only for the money, you will be sorry.

Root around, you will find some great info.
 

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You may have gotten brief responses, as there are sticky threads at the top of the military medicine forum. Look the the Air Force, Nave or Army HPSP program threads and you should be able to get the majority of your questions answered. Also, look at the National Guard's new medical student program thread on the military medicine forum as well. At the beginning of each of these there is a great synopsis.

As far as some of the other replies, the general rule is, if you join military medicine primarily for the money, then you will be sorry......that being said, everyone joins for the money......otherwise they government would not need to pay the money. That being said, if you are doingit only for the money, you will be sorry.

Root around, you will find some great info.

Thanks, my initial questions were regarding what military programs were, and then more came from there haha..
 
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