HEALTH PROFESSIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM (HPSP)- Medical Officer (Physician)
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Graduate before July 2020.
No previous breaches (broken an agreement with) of any federally sponsored scholarship program.
Not delinquent on payment of a federal debt. This includes delinquent taxes, audit disallowances, guaranteed or direct student loans, Federal Housing Administration (FHA) or VA mortgages, and other miscellaneous administrative debts Delinquent a defined as 31 days past due on a scheduled payment.
No previously applied for or received waivers of financial obligation for any federally sponsored scholarship program.
No currently owed obligation to any other entity to perform service after you complete the course of study for this scholarship program.
Agree to relocate, at your own expense if needed, to complete the required full time VA employment service obligation after graduation and required licensure/certification.
A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale in your current program of study. Provide unofficial transcripts to your application that support your response.
- United States Citizenship
- Students unconditionally accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled in program of study leading to a Degree of Doctor of Medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine from an approved school. Approved schools are:
(1) Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or
(2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association.
- A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale in your current program of study.
After completion of their education, participants must complete a residency training or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. Approved residencies are:
(1) Those approved by the accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA), in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or
(2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the local Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training.
Deferments will be approved for acceptable residencies and will incur additional service obligation. After the residency program is complete, participants will serve as a full-time clinical VA employee for a minimum of two years as a medical officer with direct patient care in the participant's discipline in an assignment or location determined by VA.
Other terms and conditions apply. For more information on this program, please visit VA Careers at http://www.vacareers.va.gov
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
You will be evaluated for this scholarship based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Veterans will be considered first among all equally qualified candidates.
After we receive application packages (including all required documents) we will review applications to ensure requirements are met.