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How does having been in the Army Reserve during college look on a medical school application?

Asked 3 years ago by Guest (120 points)

I am currently a freshman in college, and I was kind of interested in joining the Army Reserve because I want to serve my country and also its only one weekend a month and two weeks during the summer.  If I do join, I would be part of the Army Reserve for my sophmore, junior, and senior years in college. I was wondering it would look on a medical school application. Does it help me or hurt me or does it not really matter?

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Answered 3 years ago by casedentalmed (10100 points)

It's too hard to say that it would ever help or harm your application on face value, but realize you may want to consider the Health Professions Scholarship Program when you are planning your studies for medical school.  Do whatever you can to be an outstanding student and reservist.

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