Eligibility criteria for HPSP

A reader recently asked me whether she would be a candidate for the Air Force’s Health Professions Scholarship Program. She is an American citizen attending medical school in the Caribbean. So, today’s post is short, sweet, and to the point. The eligibility criteria for the Air Force’s Health Professions Scholarship Program are: Age 36 or younger on receipt of the

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Air Force HPSP Q&A

I recently received these questions about AFHPSP in an email from a reader, and while each of these topics has been addressed before, it appears that there is still some confusion on a few of these points. So, without further ado, some reason questions and my answers: Question: Can the Air Force put you into a residency program that you

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Which branch of HPSP should I choose?

I get a lot of questions from people who are considering a military scholarship for medical school about how to decide which branch of service to join. I can’t tell any one person where they will be the happiest, and of course it’s no secret which branch of service I chose for myself (the Air Force). My information on the Army and

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I want to be a ____, should I do HPSP?

I get a lot of questions about specialty choice and the Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP). For those unfamiliar with HPSP, it is a program in which the military pays for medical school. In return, you owe the military a certain number of years of service after graduation. For more information on HPSP and how it works, see this article. For

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HPSP Student To-Do List, by Year

In the spirit of New Year’s resolutions… I get a lot of questions from people about what they should be doing. It goes something like this: “Um… I’m an M1 and I started classes a week ago… Am I supposed to be doing something to prepare for the military match?” Or this: “I’m in my last week of M3 and

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The Health Professions Scholarship Program, or Getting Uncle Sam to pay for medical school

As a medical student on a military scholarship, I get a lot of questions about the benefits, the downsides, and how to go about getting your very own military scholarship. As part of a series of posts about the military Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP), today we will be talking about the basics: what it is, what it pays for,

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