Applying + What to Expect

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As you begin to consider the path to becoming a military physician, learning more about the requirements and application process will help you understand what to expect and how to best prepare for a career in the Military.

Explore Your Options

Select the category that best fits you and see the opportunities the Military has to offer.

The Military offers several avenues to explore a medical career that cover medical school costs in exchange for a service commitment. If you elect to join the Military through one of these programs, not only will you receive funding for education, but you will also gain unique training experiences that can set you apart from civilian peers.


The Health Professions Scholarship Program covers the cost of civilian medical school, provides training opportunities and can be used at any accredited medical school in the United States.


Known as “America's Medical School,” the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences offers world-class medical training, including leadership development and training in global health and medical diplomacy.

Part-Time Service »

If you are interested in attending a civilian medical school, you may be able to participate in the Medical and Dental Student Stipend Program, which offers monthly compensation in exchange for part-time service in either the Reserve or Guard.