Hi I'm new & have questions

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by daniellebuxton517, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. daniellebuxton517

    daniellebuxton517 DB517

    Aug 28, 2013
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    Hi, my name's Danielle.

    So I want to be a Navy Physician. I'm currently a senior in High School and I'm trying to decide where to go to college. I've been told that doing the NROTC program will be very beneficial so that's the direction I'm heading in. Right now I'm looking at Georgetown University, University of Michigan, Purdue University, and the Naval Academy.

    I have a 3.9 GPA and I'm in the top 10% of my huge class. I'm taking AP and accelerated classes, but I don't have many extracurricular activities...will that ruin my chances of getting the NROTC scholarship?

    Also, my great uncle is an Admiral in the Navy. My dad seems to think that will give me a better chance of getting the scholarship or getting into the Naval Academy..is he right about that?

    Keep in mind that I'm assuming that I'll be one of the 25 students nationwide that is awesome enough to go medical school after NROTC before serving my years.
  2. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

    Oct 21, 2010
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    Welcome to the forums. I expect you'll get more of a response to your questions by posting under the ROTC threads as opposed to the Introduction threads.

    I don't think your great uncle being an Admiral will give you much advantage, if any at all.

    Most Navy Physicians either just "sign up" after getting their degrees, or do their undergraduate work on their own dime and use other Navy programs to pay for their graduate degrees after being accepted at Med school. There are exceptions as you already know. You might use the admiral as a resource.

    It sounds like your academics are good but they'll also be looking for leadership and athletics. You didn't mention either but I assume you have some activities that demonstrate that.

    There are a few NROTC nursing types who are pretty knowledge about all things medical in the military who hang out on the ROTC forums. I'm sure if you post there, they can shed more light on the topic for you.

    Once again, welcome and good luck! :thumb:
  3. JMS

    JMS 5-Year Member

    Jul 2, 2011
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    One may wish to reconsider using ones real name and photo in a public forum such as this. You will learn an enormous amount of really useful stuff here. Good luck

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