Pros and Cons of military service to pay for medical / professional school- HPSP (the health professional scholarship program)

Pros and Cons of military service to pay for medical / professional school- HPSP (the health professional scholarship program)

In this article I want to write about the pros and cons of the military as a way of financing medical education. I may not be fully aware of the recent changes to the HPSP program but I did a fair amount of research about the topic before I ended up not going though with it. I want whoever is thinking about doing this to think seriously and give it some critical thought before signing up.

A very thorough look at the dollars and decisions of being a military physician.


Comments

  1. Goatwhacker says:

    He’s figuring the interest on 154K of student loans will be only 25K. That sounds low to me, maybe someone else could chime in on that.

    I figured I about broke even on the HPSP thing compared to non-military. I did have much less financial worries though medical school and residency than most of my non-HPSP colleagues. Overall I don’t know that I would make the same choice again, though.

    On the physical fitness standards, I was in the best shape of my life when I was in the military mainly from trying to meet the standards, so can’t complain much about that.