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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by bryansy, Jan 4, 2018.

  1. bryansy

    bryansy New Member

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    First of all, Happy New Year to all active members out here. My daughter will soon earn her Master of Science in Medicine and Surgery. She's planning to take the path of military service and as the first one in the family to do so and as her father, I need to know how to guide her. I'm supportive of all her endeavors and I want to make it right.
     
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    Capt MJ 10-Year Member

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    If she is talking to an officer recruiter for the Navy, Air Force or Army, and talking about a direct commission, then she is working with the right people. Coast Guard and Marine Corps do not have their own medical provider staff officers.

    This forum is mostly for those seeking to start down a path toward an officer commission via a Service Academy, college ROTC, or if they have their college degree, OCS/OTS. Your daughter is at a different place in her educational career.

    If you’re going to do some serious browsing on here, I recommend the Acronym List Sticky under Community Information forum.
     
  3. Stealth_81

    Stealth_81 Super Moderator 10-Year Member Founding Member

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    I am the father of both an SA grad and another child who wanted to go but was declined for DoDMERB. My declined daughter went to PT school and then got her DPT hoping to get a direct commission to the AF. She found that medical slots in the military are probably more competitive than an Academy appointment. They wanted two years of practical experience after grad school before they would consider her for a commission, even after she did a clinical rotation at USAFA. My daughter ended up working as a civilian DPT for the Navy at Great Lakes which was nice but not really in the military.

    What job is your daughter hoping for in the military?

    Stealth_81
     
  4. bryansy

    bryansy New Member

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    She wants to start as a Physician. You guys were absolutely right. I need to know the acronyms first so that I can be familiar with the jargons here. Thanks for the help.
     
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    TobyNorton Banned

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    Same here, man. Same here.
     
  6. Tex232

    Tex232 Member

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    Well isn’t she lucky. Thanks to her medical training, she can apply to a direct commission program which is about four weeks of military “training” and then she’ll be an “officer”. One of the many perks of being a doctor...
     
  7. mommydoc

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    How is your daughter planning to become a physician?