The United States Army, Navy, and Air Force offer prospective military physicians, physician assistants, clinical psychologists, and pharmacists a paid medical education in exchange for service as a commissioned medical department officer. Eligibility is for U.S. citizens based on academic performance, recommendations, and physical requirements.
The Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) provides funding for a monthly stipend,
tuition and fees, books and instruments. In return for the scholarship, recipients
are obligated to give one year of service for each year of support (minimum two years
of service). Recipients will be required to spend 45 days on active duty each year
while in school (usually on weekends).