Army Reserve

Part-time service options

Army Reserve members preparing for surgery.

Army Reserve Benefits

By serving part time, medical students and residents can participate in stipend programs that help pay for schooling. Regardless of where you are in your training, serving in the Army Reserve provides invaluable experience and benefits.

What to Expect If You Serve in the Army Reserve

Join during medical school or residency, and you will be commissioned and trained as an officer. Then, you will drill one weekend a month and two weeks during the year. Drilling consists of training in your military medical duties. However, you will not be pulled away from medical training for deployments during your schooling. Also, you can participate in a flexible training program that allows you to balance your regular drill with your training.

More about Eligibility Requirements

Medical and Dental Student Stipend Program (MDSSP)

The MDSSP offers a stipend of $2,608 a month in exchange for a service obligation in the Reserve. The service obligation is one year of service for every six months you accept the stipend. To apply, you must be accepted into an accredited physician of medicine or physician of osteopathy degree program.

Specialized Training Assistance Program (STRAP)

For those who have been accepted into an accredited residency program, STRAP offers a stipend of $2,608 a month in exchange for one year of Army Reserve drilling for every six months that you receive the stipend.

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