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I am beginning school January 2020 with a graduation date of January 2022. I want to join the Navy as a PA upon gradation and have looked into both the HPSP and HSCP programs. I contacted the medical recruiter for my area who said that the Navy releases quotas for both programs in October for each year and that this year the quota was zero, meaning there are no spots available for either program. He said to check back in next October. I was discouraged when hearing this so I was wondering if anyone else received the same information? Is there anything I can do in the meantime rather than having to wait until next October to apply for the programs (with the hope that there are spaces available then)?

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Hmm....0 for both programs? Sounds odd. They have done 0 for HPSP in the past. Could be that they are downsizing. Despite trump’s promise to increase the size of the marine force by 10 battalions, they were actually downsizing right after I left.

you can look into the Air Force HPSP. You can apply for both if slots become available. Could consider direct commissioning into the Army if it’s just about loans, but I imagine your going to want some walking around money.

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I am not sure where the recruiter got that information, last I saw and heard from another medical recruiter was that there were 20 quotas for PA. I recently just submitted my whole packet to be reviewed by the board and the new fiscal year started October 1st. There is also a FB group Navy HSCP if you have any questions or need assistance ask the group. 

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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. 

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On 10/21/2019 at 10:35 PM, moleashish said:

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. 

Thank you for your help @moleashish! I checked out the Facebook page and you're both right.. it does say 20 quotas for PA. I'm not sure why the medical recruiter in my area told me there were 0. He didn't seem too interested in helping me as I have emailed him twice following up with our phone call and haven't gotten a response. Is it appropriate to reach out to a different medical recruiter, or is there only one medical recruiter for each area? And how would I find a different medical recruiter? I'm very new to this process so I'm not sure what the next best step would be

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Hi @PA156, you can post on the FB page and see if there is a medical recruiter that could help you or someone that could point you in the right direction. I had issues initially as well but if it's what you really want just be persistent. I hope you can find a recruiter to help you! 

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There were not any HPSP scholarships available this year. However, there are 20 spots for the HSCP.. All of the candidates who applied to the HPSP were offered the HSCP... There are 20 spots and 20 kits submitted already. 

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I submitted my kit for PA HSCP in November, for December boards. Has anyone heard if there are any remaining spots, or will there only be alternate positions available now? Hoping to hear back from them soon. 

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11 hours ago, miaswift said:

I submitted my kit for PA HSCP in November, for December boards. Has anyone heard if there are any remaining spots, or will there only be alternate positions available now? Hoping to hear back from them 

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. 

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@miaswift My packet was submitted in late October to be reviewed in November. My recruiter told me that I should hear back this month but I have not heard anything else as far as spots being filled, etc. 

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@cmfoster13 @miaswift

You guys may already be aware of this, but I just learned from my recruiter that the board didn't meet in November as planned. So now they are supposed to be meeting sometime this month, but he isn't sure when. Looks like our chances of hearing anything before the holidays are slim. Crossing my fingers that it's sooner rather than later! 

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@msnow I have not been made aware of this but thanks for giving me a heads up. My recruiter hasn't really given me any information of any kind. I will contact him to see if he knows anything. I appreciate the info and hopefully it is sooner rather than later! 

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@msnow I spoke with my recruiter he said that the board did meet in November. He mentioned that the results from the November board came out last week and that they are meeting now reviewing more packets. He said he is hoping for results the week of New Year's. 

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Hey! I submitted my Navy HPSP and HSCP packet in October to be reviewed. I haven’t heard anything and am getting super nervous because I was told that last year applicants heard before thanksgiving. I am trying not to freak out and my recruiter has been amazing but was wondering if anyone is in my same boat for submitting their packet in October for November review and hasn’t hear anything? I was confused about the timeline and wanted to hear other people’s experiences haha 

 

Thanks 🙂 

M

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@cmfoster13 I submitted the first week of October, my recruiter said the first week was the deadline to be included in the first review board round? Not sure if they didn’t actually review till November though now that I have been reading this thread

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@catsandscrubs gotcha! Just try to be as patient as possible a lot of us are just playing the waiting game. It is tough because we are hearing different things too so it's hard to keep up! I am hoping it will be within the next couple of weeks but at least we can post on here and keep each other in the loop. 

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The waiting is both exciting and nerve wracking haha...like waiting to hear back about PA school 😂  I’m excited to have found this thread too! Will check in with you all if I found out anything.

Happy Holidays! 

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*insert cricket noises* 

Has anyone heard anything from anyone? I contacted my recruiter and he has not responded. I’m not sure if anyone else has gotten feedback of any kind. I hope everyone had a great holiday!! 

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