USUHS and military residency

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  1. EricOH

    EricOH Member

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    Hey everyone,

    I had some questions regarding USUHS.

    -Where are the 7 years of "payback" done? Do you work at an assigned military base? Do you apply for certain hospitals? What are your feelings about the experience/quality?

    -Where are the locations of residencies? Are they done at well-known institutions?

    -Any info on what it's like to go to USUHS, residency and life afterwards would be much appreciated!

    Thank you so very much! You are helping out a ton for the future.
     
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  3. edmadison

    edmadison 1K Member

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    Payback will be done at any of your service's posts. Where you go depends on your specialty. If you choose FP or IM, you could go anywhere. If you end up doing neurosurgery, you will end up at one of the big hospitals. You do have some imput into where you go, but as one of the smaller fish in the pond you may not go somewhere you want.

    Residency locations also vary depedning on specialty. Many are at large "academic centers" but some are not, you should check with each branch. The Army has a list at:

    <a href="http://www.armymedicine.army.mil/medcom/meded/" target="_blank">http://www.armymedicine.army.mil/medcom/meded/</a>

    Ed
     
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    Does anybody know anything about the pay scale of physicians graduating from USUHS? I know that you get about $35K/year during school, but then what? Is it the same during residency and the 7 years following? I was trying to check out the pay scales and housing allowance charts, but it's pretty confusing...
     
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    We discussed this about a week ago:

    <a href="http://www.studentdoctor.net/cgi-bin/ubbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=1&t=007292" target="_blank">http://www.studentdoctor.net/cgi-bin/ubbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=1&t=007292</a>
     
  7. EricOH

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    Hey all,

    Thanks a bunch for all the info! It's helped me out! Take care.
     
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    I had a quick follow-up to this thread. At USUHS does the time you spend in medical school and during residency apply toward your retirement, or is the 7 year payback period the only time that counts?
     
  9. tman

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    Residency counts toward retirement. Your 4 years at USU doesn't count toward retirement, however if you retire you will get credit for those 4 years for pay purposes. For instance say you retire after 20 years (the earliest you can retire), you will recieve retirement pay for 24. Each year you stay in over 20 gives you 2.5% more in retirement, so you will be paid 60% of your base pay for the rest of your life instead of the usual 50 you would get for 20 years.
     

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