Military Medical School
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If you are looking for a military medical school, your
search will be short and sweet. There is only one! The Uniformed
Services University of the Health Sciences. However, you
may also be interested in military options to help pay for medical
school. Each branch of the military, including Army medical school, provides scholarships that pay
for all the costs of medical school along with a monthly stipend.
Both of these options will be described below.
The Uniformed Services University of the Health
- Name: The Uniformed Services University
of the Health Sciences (USUHS), F. Edward Hebert School of
- Location: Bethesda, MD
- Public or Private: Owned by the US
Government, a true military medical school
- School Website: Click here
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- Tuition: FREE! There is no tuition for
going to this military medical school. Your tuition is paid
through your branch of the military, which may be the Army medical school. Your payment in return is a
commitment to "serving at least seven years in the uniformed
service after graduation, internship and residency are
- You will get paid to go to school!: You
will be PAID while going to medical school at the "full salary
and benefits of a second lieutenant or ensign throughout all
four years of school." This equates to $2,784 per
month for the 2011 budget. Now that's what I call a great deal and a great reason to consider a this military medical school.
- Cost of Living: Student housing is not
available on campus, and 1 bedroom apartments run in the $1000
per month range.
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The Health Professions Scholarship Program
- In this program, you will have your tuition and fees fully
paid for by your branch of military as well as a monthly living
- Generally you will pay this back with one year of military
service for each year you receive aid
- For more information about this program from each branch,
click on the following:
- For more information about other types of scholarships for
medical school, click here.
- Military medical schools and military medical school
scholarships are a great option if you are interested in a career
in medicine in the military. You will have great training and
graduate with no debt. However, you will be considered an asset to
the military that will be used according to the military's needs
and not necessarily your own. If this is something you are willing
to do, then go for it! I seriously considered this route, but
decided that the risk of being sent away from my family for
extended periods was too high. From what I heard, the Air
Force was the most family-friendly branch. Army medical school, Navy and Public medical service also have their benefits so check them all out before you decide. Good
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