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1 U.S. Army Recruiting Command Captain James Jones MPAS, PA-C Program Manager HQ Recruiting Interservice Physician Assistant Program

2 U.S. Army Recruiting Command Bottom Line Up Front XConvert 60 SH to a Master Degree in 2 years XEarn a rewarding profession as a Physician Assistant XBecome an Officer XAccelerated Promotion to 1LT ßAnd make CPT within 15 months after graduation

3 U.S. Army Recruiting Command What is an Army PA XMilitary health care professional certified to practice medicine with physician supervision. XThe AMEDD’s primary medical provider in battalion and division level TO&E units “From the Line, For the Line” XEchelon I/II Subject Matter Expert

4 U.S. Army Recruiting Command Duties of an Army PA ßProvide soldier healthcare at Level I/II ßTreat all categories of beneficiaries ßPrimary medical trainer to unit medics and combat lifesavers ßServe as medical platoon leader ßSpecial staff officer to the commander ßPreventive medicine/field sanitation ßMedical logistics ßOther duties as assigned

5 U.S. Army Recruiting Command Duties of an Army PA ßProvide advanced trauma management ßConduct physical exams ßDiagnose and treat illnesses ßOrder and interpret diagnostic tests ßCounsel on preventive health care ßAssist in surgery ßWrite prescriptions

6 U.S. Army Recruiting Command Interservice PA Program (IPAP) Phase I (Didactic) VERY CHALLENGING, BUT, ANYTHING WORTH HAVING IS! ß50 weeks ß1815 Contact hours (class room) A&P, chemistry, pathology, radiology, pharmacology, psychiatry, OB/GYN, orthopedics, infectious diseases, etc.

7 U.S. Army Recruiting Command Interservice PA Program (IPAP) XPhase II (2890 hours) ß11 different clinical sites ß52 weeks XClinical rotations include: ßFamily Medicine/Primary Care ßInternal Medicine ßOphthalmology ßPsychiatry ßPediatrics ßDermatology ßOB/GYN ßOrthopedics ßSurgery ßEmergency Medicine ßENT/Allergy

8 U.S. Army Recruiting Command Phase II Sites XFort Bragg XFort Sill XFort Riley XFort Carson XFort Hood XFort Leonard Wood XFort Polk XFort Benning XFort Campbell XFort Knox XFort Stewart XHawaii

9 U.S. Army Recruiting Command Interservice PA Program (IPAP) XBachelor of Science Degree from University of Nebraska at end of phase I XMasters Degree from University of Nebraska upon completion of 2yr program X4 year Active Duty Service Obligation XUSAR 6 years SELRES + 2 years

10 U.S. Army Recruiting Command Basic Qualifications XEnlisted, Commissioned, or Warrant Officer XMinimum 3 years active federal service ßas of 31 Aug 09 XUSAR no minimum time requirement XQualified for appointment IAW AR and AR XGT 110 (enlisted)

11 U.S. Army Recruiting Command Educational Prerequisites X60 semester hours XThe following 30SH must be in residence: (In accredited class or internet course with letter grade of C or better,not MOS,CLEP,DANTES...) ß6 hours English (3SH Writing) ß6 hours Humanities, Social Sciences, Government, History... ß6 hours Chemistry(general or higher)

12 U.S. Army Recruiting Command Educational Prerequisites ß3 hours Anatomy(Human) ß3 hours Physiology(Human) ß3 hours of Algebra or higher math (not intro or intermediate.)  3 hours of Psychology(any type)

13 U.S. Army Recruiting Command Educational Prerequisites XAnatomy & Physiology combined worth 4SH would be valued at 2 SH for Anatomy and 2 SH for Physiology. This does not meet the 3 SH requirement. To quickly achieve the A&P prerequisites: XTake A&P I then take A&P II or XTake Anatomy 3SH separately and Physiology 3SH separately

14 U.S. Army Recruiting Command Academic Delay / Alternate XMay apply with 3 required courses or less (15 SH or less) in progress after application due date---must be complete by 31 Dec 09 XIf selected as Academic Delay: ßNo guaranteed slot for attendance ßMay be activated if ALL prerequisites are complete, still eligible and alternate is needed. ßAll academic delays are on an order-of-merit list. Top person done, when alternate is needed, goes to school. XGives 2 nd chance and more time for academics XMust reapply the following year if not activated.

15 U.S. Army Recruiting Command Requirements Completion Course (RCC) XAssigns Soldiers to AMEDD C&S while they complete 15SH or less of IPAP prerequisite courses. XMay only be missing Anatomy, Physiology, Chemistry, or Algebra. XApplicant is responsible for all tuition and costs. Tuition Assistance is strongly encouraged.

16 U.S. Army Recruiting Command Requirements Completion Course (RCC) XHigher SAT requirement ßMinimum 450 in each section ßMinimum composite 1200 on 2-part test (Math and Verbal) XHave 45 SH College Credit ß15 must be resident prerequisite credits ßMust have 6 SH English,3 SH Psych., 6SH Humanities

17 U.S. Army Recruiting Command Application Process XAR , The IPAP, 17 October XUSAREC message new each FY: XPOC: James Jones (502) DSN X with request for FY 2009 application XApplication deadline - 1 Mar 2009 XSelection Board: June 09 XResults posted: Mid-Aug MILPER MSG XAttend January, April, or August 2010 XAMEDD Center and School IPAP site:

18 U.S. Army Recruiting Command Application Key Documents XDA Photo within 12 months of board date ßafter 13 June 2008 XAPFT within fiscal year (certified by CDR/1SG) Dated after 1 Oct 08 XLetter of Intent ßTyped version Only XCurriculum Vitae XAcademic Worksheet - include all courses and letter grades.

19 U.S. Army Recruiting Command Application Key Documents XLetters of Recommendation ßCommanding Officer ßImmediate Supervisor ßPhysician Assistant kmust have experience working with military ßMaximum of 5 letters It’s not who you know. It’s who knows you.

20 U.S. Army Recruiting Command Application Key Documents XDA 61 Application for Appointment ßBlock 1: Commissioned Officer-Regular Army ßBlock 2: AR and AR ßBlock 6: “1” SP “65D” ßBlock 18: Permanent Address(Home of Record) ßBlock 19: Current Address (Not “same as block 18”) XUpdated ERB or ORB (Certified true copies) XMicrofiche : Print documents from online and have certified by local MILPO/PSB. No hard copy fiche required. Keep items in order of most recent to oldest. Include OER, NCOER, awards, certifications, licenses and corrective items. XSecurity Clearance (Interim is good for 180 days) Interim dated after 30 Dec 08.

21 U.S. Army Recruiting Command Application Key Documents XCommissioning Physical (Original or original signature) ßDD 2807/DD 2808 ßNo older than 12 months from board date. Send certified true copies. ßMust include ETOH, Drug Screen and HIV tests with copy of labs. kENLISTED ç“Qualified for Commissioning IAW AR CHAPTER 2” kOFFICER ç“Qualified for Commissioning IAW AR CHAPTER 3” vMay be periodic plus HIV/ ETOH/ Urine Drug Screen vIf periodic, include DA 3081, “No change in Health”

22 U.S. Army Recruiting Command WAIVERS XSubmit all documentation pertaining to waiver with a request citing the circumstances and conditions ßAge in Grade kOlder than 32 years old upon commissioning (enlisted) ßTime in Service kGreater than 8 years of service upon entry to IPAP ßConvictions (If you answered yes DA 61 item 26) kInclude all court documents and outcome ßMedical (IAW AR ) kInclude Consult and Recommendation from appropriate clinician

23 U.S. Army Recruiting Command What will my rank be? XEveryone accumulates months towards promotion during school XENLISTED ßE-4 and below will be paid as E-5 ßE-5 and above maintain their pay grade ßAll wear “OCS” on their collar ßGraduate as 1LT with 2 years constructive credit, eligible for CPT in 15 months

24 U.S. Army Recruiting Command What will my rank be? XOFFICERS ßWill arrive at school with their new rank based on constructive credit: Take the total months served as an officer, as of report date of class (tentatively use 1 Jan of school year). Divide that number by 2. If it equals 18 you will be a 1LT. If it equals 39 months you will be a CPT.

25 U.S. Army Recruiting Command ENDPOINT XMASTER DEGREE IN 2 YEARS XARMY OFFICER XACCELERATED 1 ST PROMOTION XPHYSICIAN ASSISTANT ßGreat Military Career ßGreat Civilian Career

26 U.S. Army Recruiting Command The Army PA XSpecialty Training, eligible after 4 years post graduate experience ßAviation Medicine ßCardiovascular Perfusion ßEmergency Medicine ßOccupational Medicine ßOrthopedics ßPreventive Medicine

27 U.S. Army Recruiting Command QUESTIONS ? “From the Line, For the Line”


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