Each year the Air Force awards scholarships through the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP). It pays for tuition, books and most fees. The HPSP also gives students a monthly stipend for living expenses while they attend the school of their choice.
If_you want to work as a physician, dentist, nurse, nurse anesthetist or allied health professional, the Air Force has a very simple plan to help you achieve your goals in the healthcare industry. To qualify for the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP), you must be a U.S. citizen and be accepted at an accredited graduate institution in an appropriate Health Professions training program
Through the Air Force, these scholarships are offered for 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-year terms. In exchange for the scholarship, your commitment to the Air Force is to serve as an active-duty member with a year-for-year repayment, with a minimum obligation of three years. Your tour of duty begins after you complete any internship and residency training requirements for your career field.
Some medical students have the opportunity to serve a clerkship at an Air Force medical center. These clerkship positions provide pre-clinical students the invaluable opportunity of learning the administrative aspects of Air Force medicine and the chance to work as a member of the military healthcare team