If you want to work as a physician, dentist, nurse, nurse anesthetist or allied health professional, the Air Force has a very simple plan to help you achieve your goals in the healthcare industry. Each year the Air Force awards scholarships through the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP). It pays for tuition, books and most fees. The HPSP also gives students a monthly stipend for living expenses while they attend the school of their choice.
Whether you've just begun your undergraduate studies or have accepted a seat in medical school, you can take advantage of the programs the U.S. Army provides for students pursuing careers in health care.
Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service
Overseen by the Surgeon General, the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps is a diverse team of more than 6,500 highly qualified, public health professionals. Driven by a passion to serve the underserved, these men and women fill essential public health leadership and clinical service roles with the Nation’s Federal Government agencies.
If you are attending or plan to attend school to be a physician, dentist, optometrist or clinical psychologist, the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) will pay your educationally based tuition and fees for up to four years of school and provide a monthly stipend paid directly to you. In addition, all professional school required fees and expenses, books and equipment are reimbursed by the Navy. The value of this program could be well over $300,000 during the course of a four year professional school program. After graduation, you’ll join the Navy’s active duty team as a commissioned officer. In return, you agree to serve a minimum of 3 years on active duty or year for year of scholarship, whichever is longer.
- Health Professions Scholarship Program
- Navy Health Careers
- Navy Medicine Professional Development Opportunities
Uniform Services University
The mission of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences is to train, educate and prepare uniformed services health professionals, officers and leaders to directly support the Military Health System, the National Security and National Defense Strategies of the United States and the readiness of our Armed Forces.