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Air Force Enlisted Physician Assistant Commissioning Program
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Each year, the Air Force accepts applications for their Physician Assistant Enlisted Commissioning Program. Only active duty enlisted Air Force members are eligible for the program. Those selected are commissioned as a 2nd Leutenant following training.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be on active duty in the grade of E-3 through E-8 with a minimum of two years and a maximum of 14 years active military service as of the date of phase I of the training program.
  • Meet age limitations specified in Air Force Instruction 36-2005 for appointment as second lieutenant in the Biomedical Sciences Corps (less than 35 years of age upon completion of Phase II Training.)
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) (combined verbal and math score of 950).
  • Have a minimum general score of 80 points on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery or Air Force Classification Test.
  • Sixty semester hours of transferable college credits and a grade point average of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale. Courses listed below are mandatory and must be in class-room at an accredited college or university. A combined minimum 3.0 GPA is required in the Math and Sciences courses. Twenty-four semester hours may be met from CCAF, DANTES, USAFI correspondence courses, end-of-course test, or specific subject examination.
    1. Chemistry w/lab -8 Semester Hours (cannot clep this requirement)
    2. Biology w/lab - 4 Semester Hours (cannot clep this requirement)
    3. Algebra - 3 Semester hours (cannot clep this requirement)
    4. Social Sciences - 6 Semester Hours - (may clep this requirement)
    5. Psychology - 3 Semester Hours (cannot clep this requirement)
    6. Anatomy & Physiology - 8 Semester hours (cannot clep this requirement)
    7. English - 6 Semester Hours (composition recommended - may clep 3 semester hours)
  • Be physically qualified for worldwide duty.
  • If overseas, must have a DEROS (Date Eligible Return from Overseas Station) on or before the scheduled class date. Early return from overseas assignment is not authorized.
  • Never convicted by court-martial or received an Article 15 during the current enlistment.
  • Be eligible to extend or reenlist for six years within 60 days prior to class start date.
  • Be a U.S. citizen.

For more information, contact your local military personnel flight or education office.

Information Courtesy of AFMPC


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