U.S. NAVY MEDICAL CORPS SLEEVE DEVICE

The United States Navy Medical Corps is faced with a problem that confronts the nation as a whole: a shortage of medical personnel. In April, 2015, the Association of American Medical Colleges released a study that projects that in less than a decade, there will be roughly between 62,000 and 95,000 fewer doctors than needed to care for the nation’s aging civilian population. For its part, the Navy says that the recruitment of medical officers is a “significant” challenge, partly due to the higher income doctors can receive in civilian practice.

To ensure that all Navy personnel, including those in the Navy Reserves or veterans, receive top-notch medical care, several programs have been created that offset the lure of higher civilian pay by giving medical students the opportunity to earn their license without incurring monumental amounts of debt along the way.

For those already attending medical school, the Navy Health Services Collegiate Program (HSCP) offers a monthly salary, a housing allowance, and a health-care benefits package that is extremely attractive in today’s marketplace. Depending on where the medical school you attend or will attend is located, these benefits can add up to somewhere between $157,000 on the low end to upwards of $270,000.

Another option for those seek to become members of the Navy Medical Corps is the Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP). Available to those either planning to attend or already attending medical or dental school or a health-care-related postgraduate program, HPSP allows you to join the Navy while you’re still in school. In return, you are eligible to have up to 100 percent of your tuition paid for by the Navy, as well as receiving monthly stipend ($2,200) for living expenses and a signing bonus that can be as high as $20,000. According to the American Association of Medical College, annual tuition and fees at a medical school run average over $50,000, which makes the HPSP an outstanding option for those with a passion for the healing arts but who are understandably taken back at the prospect of starting a practice already hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt.

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