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Discussion in 'Military Medicine' started by Mirror Form, Mar 23, 2004.

  1. Mirror Form

    Mirror Form Thyroid Storm
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    As we all know, the military requires step 2 scores for their GME application process. So, we have to take step 2's early in our fourth year of med school.

    However, what's the deal with the new BS $1000 clinical skills section of the exam? Do we also have to take that before applying?

    If we could take it during residency, I think it would save some cash b/c then I might be able to write it off as some sort of business expense. If I take it now, it'll be my last thousand dollars of loans and will probably end up being $2000 by the time I pay the loans off.
     
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  3. Homunculus

    Homunculus SDN Caveman Administrator
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    they reimburse you for required boards, so i imagine they will reimburse you for the PE section as well.

    the CDW is your firend :)
     
  4. Navy Dive Doc

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    They do NOT reimburse you for Step 3 during internship, so if HPSP will pay for it, take that as a good thing.
     
  5. bobbyseal

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    yes, but you residents are making the big bucks compared to us HPSPers!
     
  6. jbernar1

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    I asked the same question of Col. Raines when she came to our school. She said that the army will not impose a deadline for Step 2 CS this year but if you want to be reimbursed, then you will have to get your paperwork in at least 60 days before graduation because that's when reimbursements end.
     
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    Why don't they reimburse for Step 3? Bc it's not required for med school graduation?
     
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    They probably do, but I'm not sure. I forgot to ask her about that.
     
  9. Navy Dive Doc

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    They definitely do not pay for step 3, I lived it. They also don't pay for your license, etc. I guess they figure, like bobbyseal said, we're paid the big bucks at that point. No book funds for residency either. Oh well, still better than civilian residency pay.
     
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    How much does that cost?
     

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