ROTC to Med School w/o HSPS/USUHS

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  1. dlee96

    dlee96 Member

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    Can you do ROTC undergrad and go onto medical school without doing the HSPS/USUHS route?

    So I would pay for all of medical school and only have that 4-year (+reserves) payback time?

    Or maybe HSPS w/o the military's money so I get promoted to captain but no extra service time?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Strength and Honor

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    You can get a educational delay for medical school IF you get accepted into med school. However, there's no guarantee, and it's a general consensus that if you want to be a doctor you shouldn't do ROTC and rather use an HSPS scholarship after your undergrad.

    Check out the Student Doctor Network forums: http://forums.studentdoctor.net

    There's a lot of great info on this very subject in the Military Medicine forum there. Look for me on SDN as well, my username is BioBeaver :thumb:
     
  3. MabryPsyD

    MabryPsyD Dr. G.

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    For someone to become a MD/DO straight out of ROTC (without HPSP); the stars would have to align...at least 3 times in a row.

    -You have to be contracted
    -Be accepted to med school
    -Earning Ed delays are hard. Earning a 4 year Ed delay, good luck!

    SDN

    *sigh*

    It's the blind leading the blind...

    Whatever you read on SDN, before you act on it; PLEASE verify with an AMEDD recruiter. Realistically, an E-1 fresh out of basic has more military knowledge and experience than most of the SDN LTs.

    [/rant]

    In truth, I'm not a big fan of ROTC to med school; due to the horrendous ADSO you'll rack up. If you need financial support for your education (BELIEVE ME), I understand. My ROTC and medical ADSOs are 13 years. I'm a lifer, so I don't mind. Just be mindful...

    Good luck with your studies and your decision!
     
  4. dlee96

    dlee96 Member

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    Thanks for the info.

    @MabryPsyD
    I looked into SDN and there's a fellow who did the ROTC sans HSPS/USUHS and he applied for an ed delay each year of med school and got it. I guess that's the route I'm going!

    Thanks again!
     
  5. MabryPsyD

    MabryPsyD Dr. G.

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    Cool beans! I just need to state, that he is the exception and not the rule.

    Good luck with your studies!
     

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