JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Eligible active duty, reserve and guard enlisted Airmen interested in pursuing a medical degree must submit their intent to apply email by Oct. 7 and complete their application for the Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program by Dec. 9, Air Force Personnel Center officials said.
The EMDP2 offers enlisted members an opportunity to complete the preparatory coursework for admission to medical school while maintaining active-duty status and full pay and benefits. The program, which incurs a three-year active duty service commitment, includes coursework in a traditional classroom setting with structured pre-health advising and formal medical college admission test preparation, with classes slated to begin August 2017.
Airmen selected for the two-year program will transfer on permanent change of station orders to Bethesda, Maryland, where they will attend school full time at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, where tuition and associated academic costs will be funded by the Air Force.
Following successful completion of the program, graduates will apply for acceptance to the USUHS medical school and/or civilian medical schools. Once accepted for an approved medical school, participants will be commissioned as second lieutenants in the Medical Services Corps. As fourth-year medical students, those lieutenants will be eligible to apply for medical residencies approved by the Air Force Health Professions Education Requirements Board.
The program is open to enlisted members from all Air Force specialty codes who meet eligibility criteria. Applicants must be younger than 35 as of June 30, 2017, have at least 36 months but no more than 10 years time-in-service as of Sept. 30, 2016, and have a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree in any discipline from an accredited institution.
Full eligibility criteria and application guidelines for the program are available on myPers. Select “Any” from the dropdown menu and enter “EMDP2” in the search window.
For more information about Air Force personnel programs, go to the myPers website. Individuals who do not have a myPers account can request one by following these instructions on the Air Force Retirees Services website.