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U.S. Army Recruiting Command
U.S. Army Recruiting Command
Captain James Jones
MPAS, PA-C
Program Manager
HQ Recruiting
Int...
U.S. Army Recruiting Command
Bottom Line Up Front
Convert 60 SH to a Master Degree in
2 years
Earn a rewarding profession ...
U.S. Army Recruiting Command
What is an Army PA
Military health care professional certified to
practice medicine with phys...
U.S. Army Recruiting Command
Duties of an Army PA
Provide soldier healthcare at Level I/II
Treat all categories of benefic...
U.S. Army Recruiting Command
Duties of an Army PA
Provide advanced trauma management
Conduct physical exams
Diagnose and t...
U.S. Army Recruiting Command
Interservice PA Program (IPAP)
Phase I (Didactic)
VERY CHALLENGING, BUT,
ANYTHING WORTH HAVIN...
U.S. Army Recruiting Command
Interservice PA Program (IPAP)
Phase II (2890 hours)
11 different clinical
sites
52 weeks
Cli...
U.S. Army Recruiting Command
Phase II Sites
Fort Bragg
Fort Sill
Fort Riley
Fort Carson
Fort Hood
Fort Leonard
Wood
Fort P...
U.S. Army Recruiting Command
Interservice PA Program (IPAP)
Bachelor of Science Degree from
University of Nebraska at end ...
U.S. Army Recruiting Command
Basic Qualifications
Enlisted, Commissioned, or Warrant Officer
Minimum 3 years active federa...
U.S. Army Recruiting Command
Educational Prerequisites
60 semester hours
The following 30SH must be in
residence: (In accr...
U.S. Army Recruiting Command
Educational Prerequisites
3 hours Anatomy(Human)
3 hours Physiology(Human)
3 hours of Algebra...
U.S. Army Recruiting Command
Educational Prerequisites
Anatomy & Physiology combined
worth 4SH would be valued at 2 SH
for...
U.S. Army Recruiting Command
Academic Delay / Alternate
May apply with 3 required courses or less
(15 SH or less) in progr...
U.S. Army Recruiting Command
Requirements Completion Course (RCC)
Assigns Soldiers to AMEDD C&S
while they complete 15SH o...
U.S. Army Recruiting Command
Requirements Completion Course (RCC)
Higher SAT requirement
Minimum 450 in each section
Minim...
U.S. Army Recruiting Command
Application Process
AR 601-20, The IPAP, 17 October 2000.
USAREC message new each FY:
www.usa...
U.S. Army Recruiting Command
Application Key Documents
DA Photo within 12 months of board date
after 13 June 2008
APFT wit...
U.S. Army Recruiting Command
Application Key Documents
Letters of Recommendation
Commanding Officer
Immediate Supervisor
P...
U.S. Army Recruiting Command
Application Key Documents
DA 61 Application for Appointment
Block 1: Commissioned Officer-Reg...
U.S. Army Recruiting Command
Application Key Documents
Commissioning Physical (Original or original signature)
DD 2807/DD ...
U.S. Army Recruiting Command
WAIVERS
Submit all documentation pertaining to waiver with
a request citing the circumstances...
U.S. Army Recruiting Command
What will my rank be?
Everyone accumulates months
towards promotion during school
ENLISTED
E-...
U.S. Army Recruiting Command
What will my rank be?
OFFICERS
Will arrive at school with their new rank
based on constructiv...
U.S. Army Recruiting Command
ENDPOINT
MASTER DEGREE IN 2 YEARS
ARMY OFFICER
ACCELERATED 1ST
PROMOTION
PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT
...
U.S. Army Recruiting Command
The Army PA
Specialty Training, eligible after 4
years post graduate experience
Aviation Medi...
U.S. Army Recruiting Command
QUESTIONS ?
“From the Line, For the
Line”
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  1. 1. U.S. Army Recruiting Command U.S. Army Recruiting Command Captain James Jones MPAS, PA-C Program Manager HQ Recruiting Interservice Physician Assistant Program
  2. 2. U.S. Army Recruiting Command Bottom Line Up Front Convert 60 SH to a Master Degree in 2 years Earn a rewarding profession as a Physician Assistant Become an Officer Accelerated Promotion to 1LT And make CPT within 15 months after graduation
  3. 3. U.S. Army Recruiting Command What is an Army PA Military health care professional certified to practice medicine with physician supervision. The AMEDD’s primary medical provider in battalion and division level TO&E units “From the Line, For the Line” Echelon I/II Subject Matter Expert
  4. 4. U.S. Army Recruiting Command Duties of an Army PA Provide soldier healthcare at Level I/II Treat all categories of beneficiaries Primary medical trainer to unit medics and combat lifesavers Serve as medical platoon leader Special staff officer to the commander Preventive medicine/field sanitation Medical logistics Other duties as assigned
  5. 5. U.S. Army Recruiting Command Duties of an Army PA Provide advanced trauma management Conduct physical exams Diagnose and treat illnesses Order and interpret diagnostic tests Counsel on preventive health care Assist in surgery Write prescriptions
  6. 6. U.S. Army Recruiting Command Interservice PA Program (IPAP) Phase I (Didactic) VERY CHALLENGING, BUT, ANYTHING WORTH HAVING IS! 50 weeks 1815 Contact hours (class room) A&P, chemistry, pathology, radiology, pharmacology, psychiatry, OB/GYN, orthopedics, infectious diseases, etc.
  7. 7. U.S. Army Recruiting Command Interservice PA Program (IPAP) Phase II (2890 hours) 11 different clinical sites 52 weeks Clinical rotations include: Family Medicine/Primary Care Internal Medicine Ophthalmology Psychiatry Pediatrics Dermatology OB/GYN Orthopedics Surgery Emergency Medicine ENT/Allergy
  8. 8. U.S. Army Recruiting Command Phase II Sites Fort Bragg Fort Sill Fort Riley Fort Carson Fort Hood Fort Leonard Wood Fort Polk Fort Benning Fort Campbell Fort Knox Fort Stewart Hawaii
  9. 9. U.S. Army Recruiting Command Interservice PA Program (IPAP) Bachelor of Science Degree from University of Nebraska at end of phase I Masters Degree from University of Nebraska upon completion of 2yr program 4 year Active Duty Service Obligation USAR 6 years SELRES + 2 years
  10. 10. U.S. Army Recruiting Command Basic Qualifications Enlisted, Commissioned, or Warrant Officer Minimum 3 years active federal service as of 31 Aug 09 USAR no minimum time requirement Qualified for appointment IAW AR 601-100 and AR 40-501 GT 110 (enlisted)
  11. 11. U.S. Army Recruiting Command Educational Prerequisites 60 semester hours The following 30SH must be in residence: (In accredited class or internet course with letter grade of C or better,not MOS,CLEP,DANTES...) 6 hours English (3SH Writing) 6 hours Humanities, Social Sciences, Government, History... 6 hours Chemistry(general or higher)
  12. 12. U.S. Army Recruiting Command Educational Prerequisites 3 hours Anatomy(Human) 3 hours Physiology(Human) 3 hours of Algebra or higher math (not intro or intermediate.) 3 hours of Psychology(any type)
  13. 13. U.S. Army Recruiting Command Educational Prerequisites Anatomy & Physiology combined worth 4SH would be valued at 2 SH for Anatomy and 2 SH for Physiology. This does not meet the 3 SH requirement. To quickly achieve the A&P prerequisites: Take A&P I then take A&P II or Take Anatomy 3SH separately and Physiology 3SH separately
  14. 14. U.S. Army Recruiting Command Academic Delay / Alternate May apply with 3 required courses or less (15 SH or less) in progress after application due date---must be complete by 31 Dec 09 If selected as Academic Delay: No guaranteed slot for attendance May be activated if ALL prerequisites are complete, still eligible and alternate is needed. All academic delays are on an order-of-merit list. Top person done, when alternate is needed, goes to school. Gives 2nd chance and more time for academics Must reapply the following year if not activated.
  15. 15. U.S. Army Recruiting Command Requirements Completion Course (RCC) Assigns Soldiers to AMEDD C&S while they complete 15SH or less of IPAP prerequisite courses. May only be missing Anatomy, Physiology, Chemistry, or Algebra. Applicant is responsible for all tuition and costs. Tuition Assistance is strongly encouraged.
  16. 16. U.S. Army Recruiting Command Requirements Completion Course (RCC) Higher SAT requirement Minimum 450 in each section Minimum composite 1200 on 2-part test (Math and Verbal) Have 45 SH College Credit 15 must be resident prerequisite credits Must have 6 SH English,3 SH Psych., 6SH Humanities
  17. 17. U.S. Army Recruiting Command Application Process AR 601-20, The IPAP, 17 October 2000. USAREC message new each FY: www.usarec.army.mil/armypa POC: James Jones (502) 626-0386 DSN 536-0386 E-mail: ipap@usarec.army.mil email with request for FY 2009 application information. Application deadline - 1 Mar 2009 Selection Board: June 09 Results posted: Mid-Aug. 2009 MILPER MSG Attend January, April, or August 2010 AMEDD Center and School IPAP site: www.cs.amedd.army.mil/ipap/
  18. 18. U.S. Army Recruiting Command Application Key Documents DA Photo within 12 months of board date after 13 June 2008 APFT within fiscal year (certified by CDR/1SG) Dated after 1 Oct 08 Letter of Intent Typed version Only Curriculum Vitae Academic Worksheet - include all courses and letter grades.
  19. 19. U.S. Army Recruiting Command Application Key Documents Letters of Recommendation Commanding Officer Immediate Supervisor Physician Assistant must have experience working with military Maximum of 5 letters It’s not who you know. It’s who knows you.
  20. 20. U.S. Army Recruiting Command Application Key Documents DA 61 Application for Appointment Block 1: Commissioned Officer-Regular Army Block 2: AR 601-100 and AR 135-100 Block 6: “1” SP “65D” Block 18: Permanent Address(Home of Record) Block 19: Current Address (Not “same as block 18”) Updated ERB or ORB (Certified true copies) Microfiche: Print documents from online and have certified by local MILPO/PSB. No hard copy fiche required. Keep items in order of most recent to oldest. Include OER, NCOER, awards, certifications, licenses and corrective items. Security Clearance (Interim is good for 180 days) Interim dated after 30 Dec 08.
  21. 21. U.S. Army Recruiting Command Application Key Documents Commissioning Physical (Original or original signature) DD 2807/DD 2808 No older than 12 months from board date. Send certified true copies. Must include ETOH, Drug Screen and HIV tests with copy of labs. ENLISTED “Qualified for Commissioning IAW AR 40-501 CHAPTER 2” OFFICER “Qualified for Commissioning IAW AR 40-501 CHAPTER 3” May be periodic plus HIV/ ETOH/ Urine Drug Screen If periodic, include DA 3081, “No change in Health”
  22. 22. U.S. Army Recruiting Command WAIVERS Submit all documentation pertaining to waiver with a request citing the circumstances and conditions Age in Grade Older than 32 years old upon commissioning (enlisted) Time in Service Greater than 8 years of service upon entry to IPAP Convictions (If you answered yes DA 61 item 26) Include all court documents and outcome Medical (IAW AR 40-501) Include Consult and Recommendation from appropriate clinician
  23. 23. U.S. Army Recruiting Command What will my rank be? Everyone accumulates months towards promotion during school ENLISTED E-4 and below will be paid as E-5 E-5 and above maintain their pay grade All wear “OCS” on their collar Graduate as 1LT with 2 years constructive credit, eligible for CPT in 15 months
  24. 24. U.S. Army Recruiting Command What will my rank be? OFFICERS Will arrive at school with their new rank based on constructive credit: Take the total months served as an officer, as of report date of class (tentatively use 1 Jan of school year). Divide that number by 2. If it equals 18 you will be a 1LT. If it equals 39 months you will be a CPT.
  25. 25. U.S. Army Recruiting Command ENDPOINT MASTER DEGREE IN 2 YEARS ARMY OFFICER ACCELERATED 1ST PROMOTION PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT Great Military Career Great Civilian Career
  26. 26. U.S. Army Recruiting Command The Army PA Specialty Training, eligible after 4 years post graduate experience Aviation Medicine Cardiovascular Perfusion Emergency Medicine Occupational Medicine Orthopedics Preventive Medicine
  27. 27. U.S. Army Recruiting Command QUESTIONS ? “From the Line, For the Line”
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