Can civilian students apply to Air Force residencies?

Recently, I have had a few people ask me about whether civilian students, without a military scholarship contract or obligation, can apply to Air Force┬áresidencies. The short answer is yes, under certain circumstances you can. The long answer is that, like everything else in the military and in graduate medical education, it’s complicated. You can find the official memorandum on

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How the military match works (as of 2014)

As a graduating medical student on a military scholarship, I get a lot of questions about how military scholarships and the military match work. I plan to write another post in the near future that explains how the military scholarships work in general, but since it’s match season, let’s talk about the military match process first. I’m going to assume

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