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What is the ARMY recruiting for? The U.S. Army Health Care Team hires for all medical fields. Our focus at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center however is the F. Edward Herbert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP, for short), which pays full tuition, books, equipment, and all fees to optometry, veterinary, dental and medical schools. In addition, the HPSP pays students a monthly $2,062.00 stipend. Please read on to find out more on the HPSP.

F. Edward Hebert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program

The Army offers one of the most generous and comprehensive scholarships in the health care field with its HPSP. If you qualify, you could earn a full-tuition scholarship, plus a monthly allowance through the Army's HPSP.

Scholarship Eligibility

To Qualify for this unique opportunity, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States.
  • Be enrolled in or have a letter of acceptance to an accredited graduate program in the Unites States or Puerto Rico.
  • Meet eligibility criteria for appointment as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Reserve.
  • Maintain full-time student status during the entire length of the program.

What does the Army pay for?

What exactly the HPSP includes.

  • Tuition: You select the medical school, obtain acceptance, and apply for the scholarship. If selected, 100% tuition is paid to any accredited professional school in the United States or Puerto Rico.
  • Books/Fees/Reimbursable: The Army will pay for required books, rental of non-expendable equipment, and most academic fees.
  • Monthly Stipend: A generous monthly stipend of $2,062.00 will be provided for ten and one-half months of each school year.
  • Army Officer Pay: For the remaining six weeks of the school year, you will receive the full pay and allowances offered a Second Lieutenant in the Army Reserve. After graduation and entrance on active duty, you'll be promoted to Captain, which means more pay. Your salary will increase through the years with promotions, time in service, and annual cost of living increases. You'll also receive a monthly non-taxable allowance for your food and housing.

What does the Army expect of you?

  • Be a Full-Time Student: You are expected to be a dedicated, full-time student, putting your best effort toward your studies.
  • Army Reserve Officer: You will be commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve. There are no weekend drills associated with this. You will be in the United States Army Reserve (USAR) database.
  • 45 days active duty for training (summer Internships): While as a student, you will be required to perform a training period for each school year in which you participate in the scholarship program. This training may be performed at an Army health care facility near your school, or you could work in one of the Army's world-renowned health care facilities, such as Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., or Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. Either way, you'll be exposed to a health care system that excels at training people for rewarding careers in health care. This training provides you the opportunity to learn about your particular specialty. If your academic program does not permit time away from your school, arrangements may be made to allow you to continue your studies while performing annual training at school.
    • Active Duty Obligation: Your active duty obligation to the Army is one year for each year you receive the HPSP. Your minimum obligation would be two years.

The Advantages of Army Health Care

The Army Health Care Team: Once you graduate, you will become a member of one of the most comprehensive and dynamic health care organizations in the world-the Army Medical Department. Its mission is to support America's Army at home and abroad, serving over three million beneficiaries. The Army Medical Department is comprised of six corps: Medical Corps, Dental Corps, Medical Service Corps, Medical Specialist Corps, Nurse Corps, and Veterinary Corps, plus enlisted specialist and civilian employees. Together they offer more diversity than just about any other health care system in the world.

Superior Facilities: Army health care is like no other health care in the world. Where else can you work and train at state-of-the-art facilities like Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas; Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii; Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.; or the Army Burn Center, located in San Antonio, Texas and part of the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases located in Frederick, Maryland?

High-Tech Equipment: Where else can you have the opportunity to work with the latest high-tech equipment, whether it's laser technology, life-saving trauma equipment, or sophisticated telemedicine capabilities that enable Army personnel to hold teaching seminars and perform medical operations all over the world.

Quality Care: Perhaps the greatest advantage of being part of the Army Health Care Team is our commitment to patient care. Army health care professionals don't have to worry about malpractice insurance, processing insurance claims, patient billing, overhead costs, building a client base, or hiring a competitive staff. Instead, they're free to concentrate on patient care and professional growth. With over 100 challenging health care specialties to choose from, you can see why Army health care is a smart choice for more than just financial reasons.

For More Information...

This may be one of the most important decisions of your life. Consider your options carefully. Please contact the Army Health Care Recruiting Team to discuss your plans for financing your medial education:

US ARMY HPSP

Edward J. Carr
SFC, USA
Station Commander
US Army Medical Recruitment Station
1900 North Oregon Street
El Paso, Texas 79904
Phone: 915-351-6174
Cell: 877-721-3194
Fax: 915-351-2003
Email:edward.carr@usarec.army.mil

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