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About moleashish

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  1. It was an easy decision for me, prior Navy Corpsman, so I picked HSCP. I agree with @Navy_PA. Navy are located mostly at the coast. If you are a beach person then it is a no brainer. One point though, If you are not planning to stay in for 20 years, or even after the first 3 years of obligatory service, look into HPSP. That would be a better deal financially.
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    HPSP and HSCP

    Congratulations!!! Look at that, you got off the alternate list.
  3. Basically, whatever makes you a great PA applicant is what the Navy is going to look for as well. I am prior corpsman and decided to apply for HSCP for PA school. My approach was the same for applying to PA school. THe only thing is if you are prior service, they will look at every single Eval you ever got in the Navy. I think it helped me cause I had made sure in the recommendation of my evals, my LPO or chief put that I was a great Naval Officer candidate. PS should be geared towards why Navy and what makes you a good fit to be a Naval Officer. LOR from your prior Naval chain of command will be good I think. Also good grades is always helpful. Ashish
  4. moleashish

    HPSP and HSCP

    Congratulations! Make sure when you swear in, you have appointments for getting your military ID set up. Also make sure they have the banking info for direct deposit, and finally make sure you set up appointment to set up mypay account. You don't want to have any problems with getting paid. If you haven't join us at the Navy PA HSCP group on Facebook.
  5. moleashish

    HPSP and HSCP

    I have heard about people getting accepted from alternate list. Hope this would be the case for you.
  6. moleashish

    HPSP and HSCP

    If I'm not mistaken, I heard this cycle there were 20 HSCP spots and 2 HPSP spots for Navy PA. If you don't have military background, some military lingo might get lost in translation, so if you feel confused about anything, ask them to clarify. You shouldn't end a call like that still confused. Make the recruiter work for what they get paid to do.
  7. moleashish

    HPSP and HSCP

    I'm surprised that HPSP even had 2 spots for the Navy.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. @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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. @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.
  14. 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.
  15. I think HPSP is for Army, Air force and Navy. But how you get to select the branch I'm not sure.
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