United States Navy Health
Professions Scholarship Program
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
During school year, no uniforms and no drills
Scholarship worth HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF
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
Need not have acceptance letter to apply!
Willing to relocate after graduation
Benefits of Scholarship
Debt free education
Outstanding internship and residency
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
4000 Navy Physicians
1000 Navy Physicians in training at any
60 Navy residency programs with 895
120 Fulltime Civilian Residency Positions
Naval Medical Center San Diego
7 Major ACGME accredited teaching
Fully credentialed faculty
Excellent national reputations
Excellent resident to faculty ratio
Naval Hospital Camp
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
Naval Hospital Pensacola, FL
Naval Hospital Jacksonville, FL
Naval Hospital Bremerton, WA National Naval Medical Center
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
– All Navy GME sites with maximum
– Over 85% of individual programs have
maximum or near maximum program
– Excellent 1st time Board pass rate in all
– FULL PAY AND BENEFITS!
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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
No pay or benefits from the Navy while in
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:
– Flight Surgeon
– Undersea Medical Officer
– Construction Battalion
TIME AS A GMO COUNTS TOWARD
Placement after Medical School
2005 - 349 GRADS
22% 24% CB
7% 2% 6% 2%
Are all HPSP graduates required to
do a ship tour after internship?
No – only about 6% of graduating class will serve on a
Do we pull people out of medical
school or residency to go on active
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
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
Travel on space available military flights
Officers Club, golf courses, fitness centers, movies, etc., free or at
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
Can I work for you??
What are you going to do?
HM1 Chuckie Triana
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ERAS 2006 (Electronic Residency Application Service)
Mid – June: ERAS 2007 Applicant Manuals will be available for PDF download
by chapters or in its entirety on our Web site.
Late June Schools may begin to generate and distribute “MyERAS” tokens to
July 1st MyERAS Web site opens to applicants to begin working on their
July 15th Osteopathic applicants may begin selecting and applying to
Osteopathic Internship programs ONLY.
Sep 1st Applicants may begin applying to ACGME accredited programs
Sep 1st ACGME accredited programs may begin contacting the
ERAS PostOffice to download application files.
Nov 1st MSPEs' are released.
Dec Military Match
Jan Urology Match
Feb Osteopathic Match
Mar NRMP Match results will be available.
May ERAS PostOffice will close to prepare for the 2008 season.
How does ERAS work?
•Applicants receive an electronic Token from their assigned Dean's
office, and use it to access the MyERAS Web site.
•Applicants complete their ERAS application, select programs, assign
supporting documents, and transmit their application to programs.
•Schools receive notification of completed application, and start
transmitting supporting documents: transcripts,
letters of recommendation, photos, MSPE/Dean's Letters.
•Examining boards receive and process requests for score reports.
•Programs contact the ERAS PostOffice on a daily basis to download
What is the make up of the
Receive guidance during 3rd yr
Apply to both Navy and civilian match
Navy match results out in December
If selected for Navy, withdraw from
If approved for deferment then continue
with civilian match
Navy Internships (GME-1)
Training Opportunities in Unusual Medical
Tropical Medicine Course
Cold Weather Medicine Course
Combat Casualty Care Course
Naval War College - College of Distance Learning
Basic Medical Department Officers Course
Clinic Management Course
Hyperbaric Medicine Team Training Course
Global Medicine Course
Plans, Operations, and Medical Intelligence Course
Marine Corps Mountain Wilderness Training
Montgomery GI Bill
-For applicants - $100 per month X one year.
-must decline in writing
-NOT Eligible if ROTC/Service Academy grad
-Unless previously enlisted and paid into the program
-Must have an Honorable Discharge
-Eligibility expires 10 years after discharge
-Full time students receive $1004/month up for up to 36 months
-college fund - AKA "The Kicker"
-individual pays an additional $50.00 per month ($600) AFTER
their second year of active duty to gain an additional $166.00 per
month for a total of $1170/month and $42,120 total benefit!
GMO Scope of Practice
Mixed practice of
outpatient & emergency
room care of active duty,
dependents, retirees, and
all Department of
Navy Residency Training
Training During School
One training session per year
– First year is Officer Indoctrination School (OIS) or Research
OIS May be done before Medical School MS-1
– After MS-2
School orders (study for USMLE 1)
– MS-3 & MS-4
Choose hospital/specialty in which you have most interest
Arrange as early as possible