Setting up Non-ADT Rotations and my experience at WPAFB

Pediatric Clerkship at WPAFB I just recently completed my pediatric clerkship at Wright Patterson AFB and I thought I’d take a moment to discuss my experience with you. I should preface this by saying I am very fortunate that my medical school is very lenient with their military students when it comes to rotating at … More Setting up Non-ADT Rotations and my experience at WPAFB

Should I take USMLE Step 1?

What is the USMLE? COMLEX? All United States medical students are required to pass a three-step examination for medical licensure. Allopathic (MD) students are required to take the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) whereas Osteopathic (DO) students are required to take the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX). The purpose of these exams is … More Should I take USMLE Step 1?

What is a D.O.?

Most people consider “doctor” and “M.D.” to be synonymous, but many people don’t know that there are actually two pathways to becoming a physician in the United States; allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO). DOs are fully qualified physicians who are able to prescribe medications, practice medicine, and performs surgery just like their MD counterparts.  The … More What is a D.O.?

My MEPS Experience

The purpose of a Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) is determine if an applicant meets the physical qualifications, aptitude and moral standards to join the military. As an HPSP student, MEPS focuses just on the physical qualifications, and you will not be asked to complete a computerized ASVAB on arrival unlike applicants who are hoping to … More My MEPS Experience

What is HPSP?

So many of the questions I get on my social media accounts are about pursuing a medical career in the military. I am attending medical school via the Health Promotions Scholarship program (HPSP) in the United States Air Force. This post is to serve as a general overview of HPSP, but all the information listed … More What is HPSP?