Announcement

Announcement Module
Collapse
No announcement yet.

Becoming a doctor through/with the guard?

Page Title Module
Move Remove Collapse
X
Conversation Detail Module
Collapse
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #16
    Re: Becoming a doctor through/with the guard?

    Originally posted by fmcityslicker View Post
    I was shocked when I saw a friend request from him. A friend request from a "Captain"? Those guys hate us WOs lol. Just playing.

    But this was my childhood name too but I did not want to offend the board members with it.

    Lmao cityslicker, thanks for the laugh I really needed it. I friend requested you? I wanted to surround myself [on this forum] with smart people who have taken different routes through different branches even. I only added a couple people so far though. Despite the little hostility presented, one of the first people I added was you NCOparalegal.

    Anyway. Why do warrant officers and captains (all officers?) not get along? Stepping on each others toes somehow or something?
    Just curious.

    Comment


    • #17
      Re: Becoming a doctor through/with the guard?

      Originally posted by Mongoose772 View Post
      The Army, or military for that matter doesn't have it's own medical school, and while there are a variety of very generous health services benefits (STRAP, HLRP etc.) for medical students...people don't qualify for those programs until they manage to become bonafide medical students accepted into a medical school.

      The enlisted medical MOSs are to an extent limited in the Guard, although Healthcare Specialist isn't uncommon, and can arguably be the most applicable, although not directly. The ASVAB is difficult or easy, dependent on your personal aptitude. If you are considering medical school in the future, I "assume" that the aptitude test won't be that difficult for you. There are both online and in print study guides if you care to obtain one. Your recruiter can give you a pre-asvab test as well.

      Don't mind the SSG's avatar grumbling. I would have assumed you were a Captain, which by proxy would give you a certain level of authority when speaking to a wide audience. Frankly, for every person who signs in to browse the forums, countless hundreds read them as guests. We try and give accurate advice that speaks to both the poster and a wider audience. Good luck.

      Wow, definitely a lot of help. I really appreciate all your information. I'm not worried about the ASVAB, just know that I need a minimum of a certain score in several areas which varies with each MOS. Was trying to figure out the best or most beneficial medical MOS the GUARD offers, and which areas I must excel in. Obviously Science would probably be more important than Mechanics in this case, correct me if I'm wrong.
      Yeah, I realized that after I went back and read everything and decided to apologize and change it. I never wanted some authority or clout that I didn't earn. Just a name and an avatar to go along with it.
      Thanks a lot again.

      Comment


      • #18
        Re: Becoming a doctor through/with the guard?

        Originally posted by Cpt. Furman View Post
        Wow, definitely a lot of help. I really appreciate all your information. I'm not worried about the ASVAB, just know that I need a minimum of a certain score in several areas which varies with each MOS. Was trying to figure out the best or most beneficial medical MOS the GUARD offers, and which areas I must excel in. Obviously Science would probably be more important than Mechanics in this case, correct me if I'm wrong.
        Yeah, I realized that after I went back and read everything and decided to apologize and change it. I never wanted some authority or clout that I didn't earn. Just a name and an avatar to go along with it.
        Thanks a lot again.
        You might try to take a look at the National Guard website a bit more, too. There's a section on the Medical Corps that you might find helpful. Check it out: Medical Corps. This will give you the basic run down on how to make it happen.

        The above posters are correct. To become a doctor, you'll first step is to get into medical school. Are you in college yet? I took the Pre-Med courses in college, so I can give you some tips on what classes to shoot for.

        Comment


        • #19
          Re: Becoming a doctor through/with the guard?

          In an ideal world, I would go for a regular commission and branch Infantry. I would then complete med school and eventually DC as an AMEDD officer around the 1LT(P) time frame.

          Do some research into how AMEDD converts your Time In Grade as a basic branch officer to an AMEDD officer. It's probably a non-issue because you will DC as a CPT once you complete med school.

          Comment


          • #20
            Re: Becoming a doctor through/with the guard?

            Lastly, a word on Avatars and Names.

            For any newcomers reading this thread, in general Avatar names/pictures often reflect a members' Military affiliation. Hence, the responses you initially received, OP. None-the-less, there really is no hard and fast rule on this providing you understand that ranks are taken seriously here. If your responses or actions don't match up to how you present yourself, be warned that others will call you out.

            Comment


            • #21
              Re: Becoming a doctor through/with the guard?

              You all have been of tremendous help. I truly appreciate it. If I need anything else I suppose I know where to find you guys. Thanks again!

              Comment


              • #22
                Re: Becoming a doctor through/with the guard?

                Originally posted by Cpt. Furman View Post
                You all have been of tremendous help. I truly appreciate it. If I need anything else I suppose I know where to find you guys. Thanks again!
                Great! Glad to hear it.

                Comment


                • #23
                  Re: Becoming a doctor through/with the guard?

                  Up preparing to go meet up with my recruiter and take the ASVAB later. Thanks for everybody's information and advice. Hopefully soon enough I can be on here giving new recruits the tips and advice that I've learned through my own experiences with the Guard. I'm confident I'll get the scores I need, but still, wish me luck everyone.

                  Comment


                  • #24
                    Re: Becoming a doctor through/with the guard?

                    Good luck!

                    Comment


                    • #25
                      Re: Becoming a doctor through/with the guard?

                      Originally posted by Mongoose772 View Post
                      The Army, or military for that matter doesn't have it's own medical school [...]
                      ^--- Not entirely true. http://www.usuhs.mil/medschool/index.html <- The Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences has a medical school; F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine. It is a graduate university run by the Army, Navy (and marines), the AF, and the Public Health Services. I'm not sure if Guardsman can attend, I imagine not but that is what I was researching this thread came up. The school is ranked #58 among research M.D. programs (as opposed to primary care) by US News and World Report.

                      @ Furman - If you really want to become a Military Medical Professional (no matter what branch), I advise you to do a little research before asking questions. Example, asking what a commission is is just plain lazy. Research (not just the first two links on your first google) about the military, med school, and military medicine. After you have exhausted all resources and you still can't find the answer to a question then ask it.

                      Comment


                      • #26
                        Re: Becoming a doctor through/with the guard?

                        Accessions are limited to those serving on active duty.

                        Comment

                        Working...
                        X