44E3A (Emergency Services Physician), I actually am technically at my first real assignment now at Travis AFB as a CCAT (Critical Care Air Transport) doc. I received an HPSP scholarship for medical school in ROTC, but I ended up going to the military medical school instead at USUHS in Bethesda, Maryland. I graduated from there in 2019 then went to Emergency Medicine Residency at Brooke Army Medical Center (or San Antonio Military Medical Center) in San Antonio, TX for 3 years. Graduated there in 2022 and am not finishing up my first year at my current position at Travis.
Why do you recommend a career in the Air Force?
Not being in 300K+ of debt with the traditional civilian track is honestly really nice. I do owe 11 years for it though so it is definitely something that everyone needs to weigh individually based on their vision of their/their families futures. Through military medicine and USU, I’ve gotten to do rotations in Hawaii, San Diego, Eglin AFB in Florida, etc. Many of my classmates got to travel overseas. So I’ve loved the travel opportunities as well!
Favorite memory of Det 590?
We used to have a flight service event every semester. It was a great way to bond with your flight while giving back to the community. I also LOVED Dining Out, but who doesn’t. You’re able to give your family and closest friends/partner a sneak peek into some of the most fun military traditions. And grogging your peers (and obviously the Cadre) is always so satisfying!
Current as of Mar 2023