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Old 12-13-2007, 06:17 PM
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Default Getting Your Doctors Degree Through the Army.

I am very interested in the medical field. I want to enter the Army as a 68W and work my way up. Is it possible for me to enter as enlisted then work my *** off and earn my doctors?
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Old 12-13-2007, 06:54 PM
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I know a guy who used to live in my neighborhood who went to med school on an Army scholarship. I'm not sure but I believe he had to commit to 5 years of active duty upon receiving his MD. He tried doing it in the Army National Guard but that was a no-go. He was required to pay the government back or go active duty immediately. He opted to go active in the Navy. After living in the field with the Guard he decided that wasn't for him. I haven't heard from him after he left & it's been longer than 5 years. I know he was an O-3 (CPT in the Army) when he received his MD. He went into the Navy as an O-3 (LT in the Navy)

I'd guess you'd have to have completed pre-med & received a bachelors degree before applying. That you'd have to check with a recruiter. There may be other ways.

There's a PA (Physician's Assistant) program but don't know the details.

Another thought is to go in as a medic. Serve your time & then apply for a pre-med course. The Army gives up to $50,000 for education after you get out.
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Old 12-14-2007, 08:59 PM
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I know a guy who used to live in my neighborhood who went to med school on an Army scholarship. I'm not sure but I believe he had to commit to 5 years of active duty upon receiving his MD. He tried doing it in the Army National Guard but that was a no-go. He was required to pay the government back or go active duty immediately. He opted to go active in the Navy. After living in the field with the Guard he decided that wasn't for him. I haven't heard from him after he left & it's been longer than 5 years. I know he was an O-3 (CPT in the Army) when he received his MD. He went into the Navy as an O-3 (LT in the Navy)

I'd guess you'd have to have completed pre-med & received a bachelors degree before applying. That you'd have to check with a recruiter. There may be other ways.

There's a PA (Physician's Assistant) program but don't know the details.

Another thought is to go in as a medic. Serve your time & then apply for a pre-med course. The Army gives up to $50,000 for education after you get out.
Ok, thanks for the info MSG
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