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Air Force accepting physician assistant applications

RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFPN) -- The Air Force is taking applications for Physician Assistant Phase I training classes beginning January, April and August 2006.

Only active-duty enlisted Airmen are eligible for the program.

The selection board is scheduled to convene here March 22. Completed applications must be sent by military personnel flight officials to HQ AFPC/DPAMW, 550 C Street West, Suite 27, Randolph AFB TX 78150-4729 no later than Jan. 28. Incomplete applications and those received after the cutoff date will be returned and will not meet the selection board, said Air Force Personnel Center officials here.

To be eligible, applicants must:

-- Be on active duty in the grade 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, 2006.

-- Meet age limitations specified in Air Force Instruction 36-2005 for appointment as second lieutenant in the Biomedical Sciences Corps (less than 42 years old upon completion of Phase II Training).

-- Have a combined verbal and math score of 950 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test.

-- Have a minimum general score of 80 points on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery or Air Force Classification Test.

-- Have 60 semester hours of transferable college credits and a grade-point average of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale. Math and science courses are mandatory and must be in classroom at an accredited college or university. A combined minimum 3.0 GPA is required in those courses. Twenty-four semester hours may be met from Community College of the Air Force, Defense Activity for Nontraditional Education Support, U.S Armed Forces Institute correspondence courses, end-of-course tests or specific-subject examinations.

For more information, contact the local military personnel flight, education office or visit www.afpc.randolph.af.mil/medical/bsc/Eduation/pa%20prog%2001.doc. (Courtesy of AFPC News Service)

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