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  1. moleashish

    HPSP and HSCP

    I think your recruiter will have more accurate info regarding your questions. It is holiday season so things might be moving slower right now. I had started mine in December 2017, completed in February 2018, and accepted in April 2018.
  2. I understand when you finish ODS you are commissioned as an O2. To get promoted to O3 is automatic as long as you don't get into trouble. How long did it take you guys to pick up O3? I want to see if it falls that average time line of between 2-3 years. Thank you.
  3. @KKandGI believe you can, except you only get paid BAH once, don't know who picks up the bill, GI Bill or HPSP. Now that I think about it, HPSP will probably cover the tuition because they cover 100% tuition right? And GI Bill will cover BAH. Let us know how that goes. I'm curious. This way we can advise others on this topic.
  4. I always recommend offbase unless you will have a large family staying home with high utility bill. Also as far as buying a house, I've read both for and against. General rule I've read is if you are buying, plan to stay there at least 5 years as the first 5 years you are pretty much just paying interest with little principle. Also check the housing market and maybe check with a mentor at your command to get an idea of how the markets are.
  5. moleashish

    HPSP and HSCP

    Hey @PA156As @cmfoster13 mentioned, one of the medical Officer recruiter on Navy Hscp FB page posted 20 quotas for PA. Please check the fb page out and double check with the recruiter. 0 quotas sounds very strange. Btw I am using HSCP right now and started my application in December. Was fortunate to be selected, so don't lose hope just yet. If you need questions regarding the application send me a message and I'll help you with what I can.
  6. @Lheitman11 I can tell you this much that Navy will ask for 2 years minimum experience before considering to commissioning you. You'll have better luck with direct commissioning into army. Finally this topic has been asked and answered many times on this forum. So, just as @BLM8867mentioned, do you have specific questions we can help you with? My advice, do a quick search in this forum and you'll find wonderful insights in military life already been posted. Then if you have specific questions regarding your situation ask us more.
  7. Some of the standards and requirements on surface level doesn't make sense, might seem cruel as you, @Mantenso, put it but it is not detrimental to recruitment for medical professions wanting to join. They get enough applications that meet all their requirements that they can be picky. Does it suck? Yes it does for people who want to serve but aren't qualified. I am sorry you had to go through the process and better yourself to prove you are fit but not given a chance. That does seem unfair but hey, on the bright side you have improved a lot, health wise, and that's all some of us can ask for.
  8. I think HPSP is for Army, Air force and Navy. But how you get to select the branch I'm not sure.
  9. @pursuitofPA Direct commissioning into Navy after graduating PA school is difficult, in a sense, they require at least two years experience as a PA. If you really want, to join the navy, should apply for the scholarship now. You might get atleast one year of benefits which will also guarantee your commissioning after graduation. If you wait until after graduation, then the navy will most definitely ask for 2 year experience. Army or air force, might have different requirements. Hope this helps.
  10. Definitely follow others advice on going through other posts on this forum. There are many success stories, what they did to get accepted, and what there situations were. I advised my friend to apply last cycle even though she had less than 1000 hours patient care experience at the time of application. I knew she already have an impressive application checklist, so I told her to apply to schools she met the requirements for. She ended up having well over 1000 hours by the time she was interviewing, and she had a hand full of interviews. Other than PCE, her overall application packet was strong and that's what many school are looking for. Overall, are you going to be a good fit for their program. You definitely will get admitted somewhere. Just apply smartly. Choose the programs that highlight your strengths. Good luck.
  11. Is your husband in the military? If yes, then there might be a small chance. I don't think there is a great need for providers at bases in South Korea. And they usually give spouses and local population priorities for work on base for host nation partnership relation. I've never been stationed there so it might be different, however it was the case in Japan where I was stationed. I think the chances are slim as a civilian to land a job as a PA on base in South Korea. Anyone else have any info?
  12. Okinawa can be great depending on which base and command you get attached with. I've had bitter sweet memories from there. Overall great place to be at. Being an officer should help you get some freedom there. Great food, great people, wonderful island. Enjoy.
  13. @emilymuff How's your PS coming along?
  14. I was stationed in Okinawa, so not exactly mainland Japan but I will tell you this, Japan is a fascinating place. I loved it there. Overall, the food and people were great. Advice, have a open mind, try to learn a bit of Japanese and enjoy. I'll see if I can find someone who is stationed there that I know. As for deployment, you will be slightly more limited as you are already overseas but if you volunteer and your command can spare you, then you can get deployed. I myself would like to get stationed in mainland Japan one more time. But first let me make it through the first year of PA school. It is kicking my ass. Good luck. Edit: I just realized it's you @vb315. I've asked you few questions in the past. Lol.
  15. If there is no grade assigned, would you be able to put as Pass/No Pass?
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