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FY-19 Medical Service Corps In-Service Procurement Program (MSC IPP) Discussion


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Guest NCNP2017
On ‎11‎/‎2‎/‎2017 at 10:54 AM, hobMSCIPP said:

How many applicants applies for HCA? Approximately. Thank you!

 

I heard there were over 200 this year.  That's a lot of competition!

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This is my third year applying.  My first year I shot from the hip and did not get selected (as expected).  My second year, I took the entire year to craft my package with the aid of my mentor (LCDR, MSC) and he was extremely shocked when I was not selected.  This is the third year that I applied and I have added a bit to my skills and community involvement along with being accepted to Baylor and USUHS so that I could check the training option box this year. While I already have my MBA, it does not have a concentration in HCA, so I thought I might improve my chances by also being open to the training option. In previous years there were no training quotas, but I see that this year there are. 

I am a Marine and this year my Commanding Officer is a One-Star General, so I hope that this is a positive influence on the package. Last, I always received glowing appraisal interviews, but I believe I did not have sufficient "heavy-hitters". Previously, I had LCDR-CAPT, but they did not fall under that "heavy-hitter" department.  This year I was able to complete appraisal interviews with CDRs and a CAPT that were all either COs or DFAs. 

I offer up this information for two reasons. Number one, to document how I have been able to improve my package in hopes that it will help someone else.  Number two and most importantly...DON'T GIVE UP!  There is always a way to improve your position and I hope to be selected this year and meet some of you at ODS. If anyone has any information they can offer to help me out, I am totally open to it.  Good luck everyone!

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This year I personally handed my package to Mrs. Kemp and we spoke a bit.  During that conversation, she told me that many applicants do not meet the minimum requirements for the program.  The 300 on the GRE is a minimum requirement and your package will not make it past the first level of screening if that minimum requirement is not met.

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Mrs. Kemp emailed and said my package was received but that's all the info I got. This is my first time applying for MSC IPP (IHO) so I'm not sure if that is standard.

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Congrats to the ones who made it!!! Unfortunately, I will need to try next year. Can anyone who got selected for MSC IPP PA help me to improve my application for next year? Thank you.

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Congrats to all of those selected (I am an alt. #3)!  I hope I am able to get picked up as an alternate, if not it will be another application this coming year.  I think I may enroll in a graduate certificate in healthcare administration to continue to improve my chances.

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18 hours ago, 31RatRod said:

Congrats to all of those selected (I am an alt. #3)!  I hope I am able to get picked up as an alternate, if not it will be another application this coming year.  I think I may enroll in a graduate certificate in healthcare administration to continue to improve my chances.

Congrats @31RatRod Did you get selected for training or direct?

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