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About moleashish

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  1. Thank you for this info. It is definitely hard to find out about this. So far two of my friends who have inquired about this have been told to apply after they get 2 years experience as a PA. One of them was a Navy corpsman for couple years before he got out and went to PA school.
  2. I'm interested to know about this as well. Because from what I hear Navy didn't have DC for PAs the last few years. Everyone that have talked to the Medical Recruiters have been told that they are looking for PAs with minimum 2 years experience for DC. Definitely not straight from school. Any insight would be appreciated as I have two friends who are looking to get in.
  3. Yellow Ribbon program is for veterans offered through VA. This is for veterans.
  4. I believe there are only four specialty residencies (fellowships) for PAs in Navy. They are ER, Ortho, Surgery, and Flight Medicine.
  5. 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.
  6. moleashish

    HPSP and HSCP

    Congratulations!!! Look at that, you got off the alternate list.
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. moleashish

    HPSP and HSCP

    I have heard about people getting accepted from alternate list. Hope this would be the case for you.
  10. 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.
  11. moleashish

    HPSP and HSCP

    I'm surprised that HPSP even had 2 spots for the Navy.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. @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.
  15. 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.
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