My ROTC plan - Possible?

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  1. Nick0726

    Nick0726 Member

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    I'm a high school junior applying for a 4-year Army ROTC scholarship, and was wondering if this seemed like a feasible plan:

    I want to attend my UG under the ROTC scholarship, and probably will major in Biology. I was planning to then apply to Dental School and use the HSPS scholarship to pay for DS, and become a Dentist in the Army. Will the Army allow me to continue on to Dent School after I've been on an ROTC schoalrship?

    Also, how much time is owed to the Army after this? And would ROTC greatly lower my chances of getting into Dental School (time consuming)?

    I'll be applying to these 5 if that helps at all:
    1. University of North Georgia
    2. VMI
    3. Indiana University
    4. Purdue University
    5. University of South Florida
     
  2. Aglahad

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    I thought you wanted to go pre-med? Like I said weeks ago if your goal is pre-anything avoid Biology...

    With ROTC, around 16-18 years+ if you do more internships or specialize

    Will the Army let you? Definitely. All you need to do is get accepted to dental school, it's that easy...
     
  3. dunninla

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    Agree with this... avoid Biology like the plague unless you really LIKE biology. You will be competing against regurgitory automatons who not only memorize the book, but the footnotes as well. Not fun. Not even educational, really. And O-chem is a course specifically, purposefully designed to remove (with a grade of C or lower) about 33% of the remaining "pre-med" aspirants who are otherwise really excellent students. You have no idea what unnecessary pain you would put yourself in if you chose that major. Anything from Physics to Chemistry would be a much easier major.
     
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    I sure agree with this one.

    Plus if you select an easier major for pre-med you'll get a better GPA and score higher on the OML.
     
  6. keydet2016

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    Yes. My dyke is on Army scholarship and going to dental school for the Army on that scholarship. Dyke as in VMI dyke.
     
  7. Nick0726

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    Thanks for the advice guys. I'm planning to shadow a Physician and Dentist this summer to hopefully clear up which one ill pursue in college.
     
  8. EDelahanty

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    How do you shadow a dentist?
     
  9. terp1984

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    Just ask your family dentist if you can come in to observe for half a day as you are considering dentistry and the military as a career. Most would be very willing to help.
     
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