Army Medicine
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My name is Grant Evans. I'm a Captain in the United States Army. And I'm a staff urologist.

My goal had always been to serve in the military. And then I decided that I wanted to go into Medicine and the U.S. Army healthcare team was the best way to accomplish both of those goals. So I applied for a United States Army Health Professions Scholarship. This allowed me to attend medical school with the Army paying for my tuition, my books. It made a huge difference.

I first met Dr. Chung when I was an intern here at Brooke Army Medical Center.

My name is Lieutenant Colonel Kevin Chung, medical intensivist, at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center. Capt. Evans was a surgical resident who rotated through the burn ICU. He really embraced his role as a surgical resident and really went above and beyond to help care for these patients.

He was very passionate about teaching and about making sure that all of those things were kind of integrated together. Excellent patient care, with an excellent education for those of us that were trying to learn from him.

Burn injury is one of the most severe injuries a human being can sustain. And to be able to help manage that is something that is very challenging. The burn intensive care unit here at Brooke Army Medical Center is probably the most cutting edge burn intensive care unit in the world. It is multi-disciplinary medical care at its best. If you're burned anywhere around the world, and you're in the military, you're going to be taken care of here.

I think the patient population that we take care of in Army healthcare is probably the most deserving patient population in the world. And I think we have an obligation to provide the best possible care to those people because they're sacrificing for us, we need to sacrifice for them, too.

When I'm not in the burn center doing my clinical job, I'm doing research. Our focus is on wound healing and the studies are quite varied in nature. For instance, a patient that's burned 90% of their body. You just don't have enough normal skin to harvest. And so, a skin substitute is really a game changer. There’s another product. You take a small piece of skin, separate out the cells, and spray it onto a partial thickness wound and it helps accelerate wound healing. It's something that could dramatically change the way we care for burn wounds.

I've been using robotic surgical systems since I was a resident. Operating with a surgical robot allows for a surgeon to perform minimally invasive surgery with a stable platform that takes human resting tremor and things out of the equation with extreme magnification and binocular 3-D vision. It allows for quicker recovery times with less operative pain.

There's always something new to learn. There's always someone who's been doing it longer than you. There's always an opportunity to interact with people from other specialties. I can be a clinician one day. The next I can be a researcher. The next I can be an educator. You have incredible access to technology. Your patients have access to all the care that they need. And no matter what field of medicine you want to go into, you have every opportunity in the world to pursue those goals with Army healthcare.

Qualifying students can receive full tuition for any accredited medical, dental, veterinary, psychiatric nurse practitioner, psychology or optometry program, plus a generous monthly stipend of more than $2,400+.

BENEFITS

  • Full tuition (up to 4 years, depending on specialty)
  • Books, equipment, other fees
  • $2,400+ monthly stipend
  • $20,000 sign-on bonus
  • Officer's pay during school breaks
  • Monthly allowance for food and housing
  • Salary increases with promotions, time in service and cost-of-living adjustments

REQUIREMENTS

  • Be enrolled in (have a letter of acceptance from, or a list of schools applied to) an accredited graduate program in the U.S. or Puerto Rico:

    • For Medical/Osteopathy: Be enrolled in an accredited school of medicine or osteopathy
    • For Dental: Entry into any ADA-accredited D.D.S. or D.M.D. program
    • For Veterinarian: Be enrolled in an AVMA-accredited DVM or VMD program
    • For Specialty Nurse: Be enrolled in an accredited Bachelor of Nursing program
    • For Counseling/Clinical Psychology: Be enrolled in an APA-accredited clinical or counseling psychology doctoral program
    • For Optometry: Be enrolled in an accredited optometry program
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited school
  • Maintain full-time student status during the length of the program
  • Qualify as a commissioned officer

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U.S. Army—Baylor University Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy

Professions covered: Physical Therapy, Allied Health

This top-ranked physical therapy doctoral program recruits and selects highly qualified individuals from the civilian sector, active duty or Army Reserve. After completing basic officer initial-entry training, you will engage in 30 months of entry-level physical therapy training to receive the Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree (DPT). Graduates leave the program well prepared to serve in two unique professions—as an active duty officer and as a military physical therapist.

  • Benefits
  • Requirements
  • Resources
  • You’re considered a full-time commissioned officer while attending school with the full pay and benefits allowances of an active duty officer.
  • Graduate with a Ph.D. in Physical Therapy.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Prerequisite courses must have been completed no more than 10 years before date of matriculation
  • A minimum GRE score of 1,000 (verbal + quantitative)
  • A minimum GRE Writing score of 3.5

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences: Medical Corps

Professions covered: Medical/Osteopathy, Clinical Psychology

Obtain your MD while receiving full pay and allowances at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences School of Medicine. Graduates of this program earn a medical degree and receive a commission as a captain in the Army Medical Corps.

  • Benefits
  • Requirements
  • Full pay and allowances at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences School of Medicine
  • Medical/Osteopathy:
    • A baccalaureate degree
    • Coursework in biology, organic and inorganic chemistry, physics, English and calculus
    • A letter of approval, if you are currently a member of the U.S. Army
  • Clinical Psychology:
    • Application process and selection are determined by Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) School of Medicine