Medicine Education Opportunities In the US Navy

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If you have plans of joining the US Navy as a health care practitioner, wherever you are in your medical career, the Navy can help advance your career while easing your financial burdens with ample financial assistance, generous scholarships and a variety of top notch continuing education programs.

If you are a student or a resident, you can focus on your education and training with no mandatory military/training commitment until after you have completed your program.

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Medical students can attend any medical school of their choice and get medical school paid for. There is no compulsion to attend a military medical school. If necessary, a Navy Medical Recruiter can give you the assistance you need to choose the program that offers you the greatest benefits:

The Navy Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) offers 100% tuition coverage during medical school, in addition to a sign-on bonus of up to $20,000 and a monthly stipend of $2,122, which is meant to help cover living expenses for up to 48 months.

The Navy Health Services Collegiate Program (HSCP) offers medical students from $157,000 to $269,000 while attending medical school. This includes a monthly salary, a liberal housing allowance based on medical school location and an all-inclusive health-care benefits package

There are several variables to these offers depending on individual circumstances. A Navy Medical Recruiter will help you get details and find out which offer would be most beneficial to you.

Facilities For Residents

The Navy Financial Assistance Program (FAP) offers residents a supplemental salary, which is an average of about $275,000 for the duration of the medical residency and includes an annual grant of $45,000 for up to 4 years. In addition, residents also get a monthly stipend of $2,122 to help cover living expenses for up to 2 years.

There are several variables to these offers depending on individual circumstances. A Navy Medical Recruiter will help you get details and find out which offer would be most beneficial to you.

Practicing Professionals

As a practicing physician you could receive a sign-on bonus that could range from $220,000 to $400,000, when you qualify. The exact amount depends on your specialty as well as the service requirement.

Qualifications

To be eligible for Active Duty in the Navy Medical Corps, there are certain qualifications that you will have to meet:

  • Be a United States citizen who is currently practicing in the country
  • Be between 21 and 64 years of age
  • Be in good physical condition and pass a full medical examination
  • Have graduated from an eligible medical school accredited by the American Medical Association (AMA) or the American Optometric Association (AOA)
  • Have completed at least 1 year of graduate-level medical education in an AMA or AOA accredited program. Interns in training are also eligible to apply
  • Be willing to serve a minimum of two years of Active Duty
  • Have a state medical license that is current and valid for within 12 months of entering the Navy Medical Corps

As a medical professional in the US Navy, your extensive training and continuing education opportunities along with the unparalleled experience on the job will be a gateway for superior career advancement opportunities long after you leave the Navy.  

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