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Currently a Navy surg tech

I've been in for 3 years and I'd like to apply for MSC-IPP to be a PA - I am about halfway through my associates at the moment 

I'm stationed in Florida right now and I love ortho ❤️ 

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7.5 yrs as AF intel

2x non combat AFG tours

Just got accepted to ISU PA program starting in Aug '19

Trying to figure out what role I want to play in post school military, not AD again for sure.  But thinking of switching to USAR or USANG, feel like that would be a better fit for me.

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Prior service 68W

Fort Leonard Wood, MO 2015-18

92 MP BN 2015-17

GLWACH 2017-18

Currently working on my undergrad while gathering information about how to commission after PA school.   

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Prior service 12Y

Enlisted AUG 2010

Fort Polk, LA APR 2011- AUG 2014

Green to Gold Huntsville, TX AUG 2014- MAY 2016

Commissioned 11A in MAY 2016

Rotation to the Republic of Korea AUG 2017 - FEB 2018

1-5 CAV, 2 ABCT, 1CD JUN 2017 - Current 

Currently applying to IPAP for FY2020 fingers crossed. 

 

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US Army Medical Dept. ⛑                                                         MSG/68W5VW1  🇺🇸                                      Spec Ops Ranger Medic                                  Med Ret./100% SC

1997-1999~ BCT- FJSC , Ranger Indoctrination/RIP,  Abn Crs - FBGA.

1999-2001~ FBGA~ HQ, 75th Ranger Rgt.                               2004-2006~Pre-Ranger,  Spec Ops Cmbt Med FL,WA~ BN Aid Stn; A Co 2/75 RGR Rgt   1998-2009 Active

Encino, Ca: 425th Civil Affairs, 75th Training CMD

2009-2017 USAR

RLTW!   ARITS!

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Prior service active duty USAF/ANG 

Currently a civilian Firefighter & Paramedic 

Looking into joining the Guard again and applying to IPAP.

Thank you all for your service! 

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68W1P Combat Medic (Airborne)

Active Duty: 5 years

  • 59th MAC/8th EN BN/36th EN BDE - Fort Hood, Tx
  • HHC/ 8th EN BN/36th EN BDE - Fort Hood, Tx

National Guard : 4 Years

  • C-Troop 1-112th Cav - Bryan/College Station, Tx

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Hows everyone doing? I am currently an AD Navy IDC retiring soon and looking to go into a PA program. Lots of good info in here. Good luck to everyone reaching your goals!

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George Banks

Army National Guard Medic

2018- currently serving

Unit: HHC 2-112th Lewistown Pennsylvania.

I am currently studying at Shippensburg to earn a BS in Biology with a concentration in healthcare. I also work as an EMT.

My dream is to become a PA.

 

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LTJG vb315

Graduated PA school this past May, was enlisted under Navy HSCP.

Commissioned as an O-2 in July, graduated ODS (Class 19060) in Sep.

Just PCS'd to USNH Okinawa, I'll be starting my PA and Navy career here in the ED.

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AWF2, 8251 2008-2014

AWF2 2LM 2014-current (SELRES)

Still in Jacksonville, transitioned from P3s to C130s, reserve. 
Recently accepted into a program (today!) and am following up with a local LCDR about HPSP. 

Leaning toward Navy HPSP. Still doing my homework.

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11B, 8 years

3-505th PIR Delta co., 82nd Airborne, Ft. Bragg NC

H-Minus

OEF, OIF

ETS 2004

UW MEDEX Tacoma Class 8

Saving lives now instead of taking them.....

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USAF - AD 

Graduated Yale PA school in 2018 through HPSP (commissioned MAY2017)

Currently stationed at Keesler AFB, started in FHC now in WOMC

Thank you to every one for your service!

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Was a fortunate one, I stumbled into aviation medicine Tech HM8406 and was stationed at NAS Pt. Mugu in Aviation Physiology Training Unit, when I checked in we had a Senior Chief Parachute Rigger as our Leading Chief, he asked me if I wanted to fly SAR, and at the same time handed me orders to Imperial Beach for SAR swimmer school.

After I came back from that, went through Aircrew syllabus training and qualiffied as SAR HM and 2nd Crewman (Swimmer) on SH-3G Sea Kings, also started flying in research program with VX-4 in back seat of F-4s for VTAS system, Oxygen systems and Egress systems.  Then at Pt. Mugu we transitioned from SH-3 to CH-46, and I became a Phrog Phlyer, then was squadron Corpsman with VP-65, and HAL-5.

Got sent to FMF school, then on to MCAS (H)Tustin and HMM-163 Evil Eyes as squadron Corpsman, next tour was as SERE instructor at Warner Springs Det, teching field medicine, RTL, Desert Survival and Cold Weather Survival and was also instructor for CSAR (Combat SAR), After that tour went to Marine Mountain Warfare Training Center Pickle Meadows,  was assigned to teach in Mountain Medicine Cold Weather medicine training course, also to fill SAR Corpsman billet, but we didn't have an aircraft assigned, so was mainly a RedHat Instructor for Winter and Summer packages, also taught High Altitude and Mountain flying courses.

Also Senior SAR Corpsman at NAS Fallon.

Last duty station was I&I Staff Corpsman in Sacramento.  Left Navy with a little over 7200 hours as Aircrewman.

For Grunt Docs... "Walk a week or fly an hour"  your choice.

NEC's HM 8401, HM 8404, HM 8406, 9502 and 9505 (SERE Instructor), AIrcrew Qualified Feb 77, EMT-P through LA County Fire Department.  I considered the PA Pipeline, however didn't want to be restricted to clinic setting, which is where most Navy PA's were at that time (70's, 80's).

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Was USN for 17 plus years ’74 to ‘91, EMT-P

-          Entered USN in ’74 went to bootcamp and HM “A” school in San Diego.

-          Attended AVT school at NAMI, P’cola HM8406

-          First actual duty station, NAS Pt. Mugu Aviation Physiology Training Unit – upon check-in, senior enlisted at APTU asked me if I’d like to             fly SAR and said congratulations here are your orders, off I went to Imperial Beach for SAR swimmer school.

-          Flew Station SAR at Pt. Mugu in SH-3 and CH-46’s also got time in EC-121K, P-2V7, P-3A/B, S-2F, C-1A, T-2C, TA-7C, EKA-3B, EA-6B, F-                 4B/J/N and F-14A.  Was fortunate to work on special projects with VX-4 on VTAS system, O2 and egress systems for high                                     performance aircraft.  Was interesting because VX-4 flight surgeons were dual designators (Flight Surgeon and Naval Aviator) One I
           logged most time and research with also had a MS in Aerospace Engineering and was a Naval Test Pilot (he was a graduate of Navy
           Test Pilot School)

-          Qualified Naval Aircrewman Feb ‘76

-          Squadron HM for VP-65 and HA(L)-5, flew many hours, initial NATOPS Q on UH-1N with VXE-6

-          Went through FMF training at MCB Camp Pendleton HM8404

-          Squadron HM at MCAS Tustin with HMM-163

-          Deployed on DETs to Okinawa, Cubi Pt. P.I., Diego Garcia, Christchurch

-          Naval Instructor School then on to SERE school Det at Warner Springs as RTL and Field Instructor 9505, also taught Combat SAR,     
           Desert Survival (El Centro) and Cold Weather Survival (Whidbey Island)

-          Next assigned to Marin Mountain Warfare Training Center, Pickle Meadows as SAR HM and to teach Cold Weather and High-Altitude
           Medicine, and instructor with Summer and Winter package Mountain Leaders Course, also High Altitude and Mountainous Helo
           Operations Instructor

-          Senior SAR HM at NAS Fallon

-          Final duty station I&I Staff Sacramento – med boarded out due to physical injuries incurred in two class A accidents and subsequent
           DJD of hips.

-          Trained as EMT-1A in USN and EMT-P with LA County FD, was EMT-P/Fire-Fighter Douglas County, NV

-          After USN, became Electrical Engineer, was Satellite and Data Comm engineer with IBM, got MBA in Project Management and MS in
           Cybersecurity.

 

Being an Air side HM, I used to tell folks I was an aviation spring tester as the caduceus has wings, and all navy aviation rates have wings, and the intertwined snakes on the staff look like a spring.

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Army 2011-Present

Currently serving in Korea and I am surviving COVID-19.

Earned my commission as a Military Police Officer in 2011 and graduated from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

Resigned my commission in 2017.

I have been a Warrant Officer since 2017 - Present.  

Goal is to go IPAP and I am pending SAT and shadowing hours.

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Enlisted in the Army in 2013 as a 68W in the Georgia National Guard.  

While enlisted, I joined Army ROTC at Georgia Southern and received my commission in 2018 as a Chemical Officer in the Reserves. Medical Services was my first choice, but there were no units available in the area I live in. Chemical Corps was my 2nd choice.

I also graduated with a 4 year degree and have been working as a X-ray tech for 1.5 yrs now. 

I am currently prepping to get ready to apply for IPAP. I will be going to school in the fall to take a CHEM 2 class then possibly Ochem or biochem in the spring. I also will be taking the SAT. 

 

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I’m not military but I read the rules and it said I was allowed (thank you!)
 

My husband is active duty Navy. He’s been in for 10 years after going to OCS right after college. We live in Groton CT where he’s stationed. 
 

Nice to meet you all. 

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Hi All, 

Ryan here.

USN/USMC, Retired: Hospital Corpsman (NEC: 8400), Fleet Marine Force Trained (NEC:8404), Preventive Medicine Technician (NEC: 8432). Was San Diego, CA. based - Naval Medical Center San Diego, Naval Air Station North Island, USNS Mercy. 

In ATL now, just starting my PA-C pursuit. 

 

 

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