If you are currently serving, and looking to join the Army health care team, we have programs to help you get the training you need to start your medical career.

U.S. Army Health Care Enlisted Commissioning Program (AECP)

Professions covered: Nurse

Active duty enlisted Soldiers are eligible to attend college full-time to complete a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

  • Benefits
    • Up to $9,000 per academic year for tuition
    • Up to $1,000 per academic year for books
    • Full pay and allowances, including eligibility for promotion
  • Requirements
    • Able to meet prescribed medical and moral standards for appointment as a commissioned officer
    • U.S. citizenship
    • Be between 21–41 years of age at date of commission
    • Be in the grade of E-4 or above (non-waiverable). Have a minimum of three years (waiverable) and a maximum of 12 years (non-waiverable) of active federal service at time of commissioning
    • Be able to complete a Bachelor's of Nursing degree within 24 calendar months of enrollment
    • GT score of 110 or above (non-waiverable). SAT scores within the last 5 years of 450 Verbal and 450 Math. GPA of 3.0 or above

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Interservice Physician Assistant (PA) Program

Professions covered: Physician Assistant, Allied Health

Receive a master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies during this two-year program that combines didactic and clinical training.

  • Benefits
    • You can attend either as an active duty officer or as a full-time student.
    • Receive full pay and benefit allowances as an active duty enlisted or officer status, based on grade.
    • Receive active duty benefits as an Army Reserve Soldier.
  • Requirements
    • At least 60 semester hours of prerequisite undergraduate work.
    • Active status in a branch of the U.S. military.

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