United States Navy Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP)
We can help you get from here to there!
HOSPITAL CORPSMAN SENIOR CHIEF
What is the HPSP?
Full Tuition Scholarship for Medical or Dental School Accredited AMA or AOA Medical(Public or Private School) ADA Dental.
Covers required books, required fees and equipment and school health insurance(if required)
Provides monthly stipend of $1319.00
Provides you with 45 days of summer active duty service for clerkships or USMLE preparation (earn about $3000)
During school year, no uniforms and no drills
Scholarship worth HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS!
What do we look for?
Current leadership roles, Leadership potential.
Sincere personal statement, The Navy know you need money. Why do you want to serve?
Strong Moral character
No Medical concerns.
Less than 40 at time of commissioning
Good physical health
Acceptance to an accredited Medical or Dental School in the United States or Puerto Rico. You can begin the HPSP application process upon receipt of MCAT or DAT results.
Need not have acceptance letter to apply!
Willing to relocate after graduation
Benefits of Scholarship
Debt free education
Outstanding internship and residency training programs
Exciting professional opportunities
Opportunities to see the world
What is my obligation?
4 year scholarship – 4 years after internship.
3 year scholarship – 3 years after internship.
2 year scholarship – 2 years after internship.
1 year scholarship – 2 years after internship.
What happens after a scholarship recipient graduates from Dental School?
Go into practice at a state-of-the-art dental facility
Advanced Education and General Dentistry (AEGD) or General Practice Residency (GPR)
Two-year residencies in comprehensive dentistry , endodontics , oral medicine , and orofacial pain
Three-year residencies in oral and maxillofacial pathology , periodontics , and prosthodontics
One-year fellowship in maxillofacial prosthetics
Assignment of Navy Dentists Number of Navy Dentists:1114
What happens after a scholarship recipient graduates from Medical School? Three Pathways:
Primary Care as a General Medical Officer
4000 Navy Physicians
1000 Navy Physicians in training at any given time!
60 Navy residency programs with 895 residency openings
120 Fulltime Civilian Residency Positions
7 Major ACGME accredited teaching hospitals
Fully credentialed faculty
Excellent national reputations
Excellent resident to faculty ratio
Naval Medical Center San Diego Naval Medical Center Portsmouth National Naval Medical Center Naval Hospital Bremerton, WA Naval Hospital Jacksonville, FL Naval Hospital Pensacola, FL Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, CA
Internal Medicine Neurosurgery
General Surgery Pathology
Orthopedics Aerospace Medicine
Urology Emergency Med
ENT Family Medicine
Preventive Med Anesthesiology
Navy Residency Training Navy ~ >95% 1st time Board Pass Rate Civilian ~ 80 - 85%+ w/ > 3 yr ACGME accreditation in averaged civilian residency program
Is Navy GME as good as civilian GME?
All Navy GME sites with maximum institutional accreditation
Over 85% of individual programs have maximum or near maximum program accreditation
Excellent 1 st time Board pass rate in all specialties
FULL PAY AND BENEFITS!
Navy Graduate Board Pass Rate
Civilian Deferment for residency
Must “match” for a residency
Must be a categorical “match” in a specialty the Navy needs in order to complete the full residency
No pay or benefits from the Navy while in residency
Does not incur any additional payback time
Can an HPSP student choose to do either Navy or civilian training?
All HPSP students apply to Navy Selection Board
List preferences – Navy residency or Civilian Residency
Priority given to filling Navy internships – YOU WILL NOT BE “GIVEN” A RESIDENCY YOU DO NOT WANT – MUST COMPETE!
Deferments are available for HPSP recipients to complete a civilian residency prior to active duty.
If selected for full deferment won’t come on active duty until training completed (won’t have opportunity for GMO assignment).
GENERAL MEDICAL OFFICER
General Medical Officer (GMO)
Primary care physician who usually works in an operational area such as:
Undersea Medical Officer
TIME AS A GMO COUNTS TOWARD SCHOLARSHIP PAYBACK!
Placement after Medical School 2005 - 349 GRADS
Are all HPSP graduates required to do a ship tour after internship?
No – only about 6% of graduating class will serve on a ship
Do we pull people out of medical school or residency to go on active duty?
NO! It is not beneficial to the Navy to take someone out of training. They are of no use to us in the fields that we need if they are not trained.
State of the art facilities
Fantastic Duty Stations
Great Work Hours
Outstanding Residency Programs!
Shorter payback if you don’t pursue a residency
You will KNOW what residency you will go to because you will compete for it!
Your payback will be working in your specialty!
PAID Fellowship and other specialty opportunities
Full malpractice coverage
No office concerns (manpower, equipment, real estate, billing etc.)
No group buy-in
Funded Continuing Medical Education (CME)
Executive Medicine opportunities
30 days paid vacation
“ Unlimited,” sick days with full pay and allowances
20 year retirement program
Duty Stations up and down both coasts and fantastic overseas locations!
Travel on space available military flights
Officers Club, golf courses, fitness centers, movies, etc., free or at reduced rates
VA Guaranteed Home Loan – no down payment required when buying a home!
Thrift Savings Plan – tax deferred growth of retirement investment up to $15,000 per year (similar to 401K)
Montgomery GI Bill – over $36,000 in education money after you get out of the Navy
Undergraduate GPA 3.00 and ABOVE
Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) scores >23 Dental Admission Test (DAT) scores >15