Is it possible to go to Med School After ROTC?

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  1. sjbd94

    sjbd94 Member

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    This is something I might be interested in. Obviously I would go into the medical corps of the service after graduation from med school. From what I have learned the only bad thing about this would be the long service commitment ( if i received a 4 year scholarship and a med school scholarship it would be 16 years I think). But i just want to get some information on the chances of being able to do this. Thanks for all the help I have been getting on the forum! Also, would it be possible to go to other forms of grad school as well?
     
  2. The OC Josh

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    For Army ROTC-It's called an Educational Delay. They're given for Cadets wanting to be lawyers, doctors, and chaplains(seminary). Generally, most of the cadets who apply get one as long as they get into a med school, law school, etc. I'm not sure about scholarships though...

    I'm sure you'll get more definite answers about grad school from other posters. I do know that alot of officers do distance grad programs.
     
  3. dunninla

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    Sure, this past graduating class of Army ROTC had approx. 18 cadets go on to Medical School. Another small amount went to Veterinary School... something like 5-6. The Med school allocations were originally smaller (like 10-12?), but Cadet Command approved the slots for another type of grad school that were not used, to be used for Med School.

    All the above is in a link to a powerpoint presentation that I cannot find at the moment. The Powerpoint was about how Cadet Command goes about assigning cadets to Reserves, Nat Guard, Active Duty, and the 16 Branches within active duty.
     
  4. kp2001

    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    Yes to both your questions.

    The numbers are small; however, if you are a strong candidate for medical school admission you will be a strong candidate for one of the positions.
     

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