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Healthcare

Can I train to be a doctor right out of high school?

There are many interesting enlisted medical jobs; however, none lead directly to medical school or a medical degree. To become a doctor, you must first complete an undergraduate college degree in pre-medicine. After that you can apply for the Health Profession Scholarship Program (HPSP). The HPSP will pay for your medical school and has a internship program. There are many financial assistance programs available to help pay your education, including Air Force ROTC and the Air Force Academy.

http://www.airforce.com/opportunities/healthcare/education/

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Will the Air Force pay for my medical school?

Yes, there are a number of exciting graduate scholarship programs available to qualified applicants - including programs that will pay for medical school.

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What do Air Force healthcare professionals do in peacetime?

Our mission is the healthcare of our service members and their families. A majority of Air Force healthcare professionals work in clinics and hospitals much like our civilian counterparts. There are some exciting opportunities in many kinds of humanitarian missions both at home and abroad. Some healthcare professionals pursue education or medical research during peacetime.

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How does the Air Force compare to a private practice?

There are an enormous number of opportunities as an Air Force healthcare professional. Many work in settings very much like a private practice but without many of the headaches. There are opportunities involving day-to-day management issues, but many more opportunities to concentrate on patient care, education and research. Every clinic and hospital has an administrative staff dedicated to it, so you can focus on medicine.

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What is the pay like as healthcare professional?

Air Force healthcare professional pay varies by profession. Some will qualify for professional pay and/or yearly bonuses above their base pay and benefits. A few high-need professions may also receive sign-on bonuses. There are also many educational and professional opportunities unique to the Air Force.

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Will the Air Force help supplement my residency pay?

Depending on your specialty, the Air Force Financial Assistance Program (FAP) gives you a way to complete your residency and concentrate on becoming your best, not worrying about finances.

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Where can I find information about nursing programs in the Air Force?

We have positions for just about any nursing specialty:

In addition you will find several Q&A sheets that will provide additional information about a Nursing career in the Air Force.

If you are interested in applying, submit your resume by clicking on the following link http://airforce.com/contact-us/.

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What is the Air Force Active Duty Health Professions Repayment Program (ADHPLRP)?

The purpose of the Air Force Active Duty Health Professions Loan Repayment Program (ADHPLRP) is to provide a direct accession incentive to maintain adequate numbers of commissioned officers of the armed forces on active duty, who are qualified in various health specialties within the Medical Corps, Nurse Corps and Biomedical Sciences Corps.

ADHPLRP participants receive repayment of loans used to finance health profession education. Repayment may consist of loan amounts for principal, interest, and reasonable educational and living expenses. The maximum repayment for 2009 is $40,000.00, less tax liability. Payments are sent directly to the lending institution on behalf of the ADHPLRP participant.

Participants incur an Active Duty Obligation (ADO) consisting of a minimum of two years, or one year of ADO for each annual repayment, whichever is greater.

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