Medical education, commissioning programs available |
7/19/2011 - RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFNS) -- Airmen have the opportunity to apply for Biomedical Sciences Corps training and commissioning programs for fiscal 2012, Air Force officials announced.
Applicants interested in the following programs should be U.S. citizens, meet the minimum commissioning age requirements, meet fitness standards and be medically qualified for worldwide duty.
Doctor of Physical Therapy Training Program
The U.S. Army-Baylor University Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy provides students entry-level competence in traditional physical therapy skills. Air Force enlisted students are commissioned in the Air Force Medical Science Corps at the rank of second lieutenant. Open to enlisted members, officers and cadets in their final semester, Airmen join the Air Force Biomedical Sciences Corps upon successful completion of training. Successful completion of the program awards a doctor of physical therapy degree from Baylor University.
Eligibility includes a Graduate Record Examination of 1,000, with a minimum score of 450 in the verbal portion; a minimum of 100 observation hours in a variety of clinical settings; an undergraduate grade point average of 3.1 on a 4.0 scale; and prerequisite courses including anatomy, physiology, biology, physics, chemistry, psychology, social science and statistics.
Applications are due no later than Nov. 25. Interested Airmen may submit an academic worksheet, transcript and GRE report to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail the package to the Air Force Personnel Center Biomedical Science Corps Utilization and Education Branch at AFPC/DPAMW, 550 C Street West Ste. 27, Randolph AFB TX 78150-4729.
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology Training Program
The Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences graduate training program in Military Clinical Psychology is designed to prepare broad-based Ph.D. clinical psychologists and to emphasize appreciation and understanding of the needs of the military and public health. Eligibility is open to active-duty members with a GRE of 1,100.
Applications are due to AFPC by Jan. 5, 2012. Interested applicants should visit the USUHS website at www.usuhs.mil/mps/clinindex.html for application details. Applications are due in early January for acceptance to USUHS. Applications that meet entry requirements will be forwarded by USUHS to the AFPC Biomedical Science Corps Utilization and Education Branch for selection.
Interservice Physician Assistant Training Program
Students who meet Interservice Physician Assistant Training admission criteria and successfully complete all required training are awarded a qualifying degree as a physician assistant. The program is open to active-duty members in the grades of E-3 through E-8 with a minimum of two years and a maximum of 14 years active military service as of Aug. 31, 2012. Eligibility also includes an SAT score of at least 450 for all areas and a minimum combined score of 1,425 in critical reading, verbal and math; and a minimum general score of 80 points on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery or Air Force Classification Test. Applicants must have 60 semester hours of transferable college credits with a GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale with all courses completed by Jan. 25. Thirty of those semester hours must be actual in-classroom courses at an accredited college or university.
Interested applicants should contact the AFPC Biomedical Science Corps Utilization and Education Branch at email@example.com or mail their package to AFPC/DPAMW, 550 C Street West Ste 27, Randolph AFB TX 78150-4729. Completed applications are due Jan. 25, and the selection board will convene Mar. 22.
For more information on these medical training programs, including additional criteria, application procedures, and commissioning programs, go to https://kx.afms.mil/afbsceducation, or contact the local education office.
For more information about other personnel issues, visit the Air Force personnel services website at https://gum-crm.csd.disa.mil.
(Courtesy of Air Force Personnel, Services and Manpower Public Affairs)