FY16 ENLISTED TO MEDICAL DEGREE PREPARATORY PROGRAM (EMDP2) ANNOUNCEMENT

Date Signed: 6/5/2015
MARADMINS Active Number: 277/15

R 052025Z JUN 15
MARADMIN 277/15
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MM//
SUBJ/FY16 ENLISTED TO MEDICAL DEGREE PREPARATORY PROGRAM (EMDP2) ANNOUNCEMENT//
REF/A/MSGID: DOC/MEMORANDUM FOR ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE NAVY (M(AND)RA)//
REF/B/MSGID: DOC/FY-16 EMDP2 BUMED INSTRUCTIONS//
REF/C/MSGID: DOC/ MCO 1300.8//
REF/D/MSGID: DOC/MCO 1040.31//
NARR/REF A IS THE MEMORANDUM FOR THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE NAVY OUTLINING EMDP2 GUIDANCE. REF B IS THE BUREAU OF NAVAL MEDICINE INSTRUCTIONS ON IMPLEMENTATION OF EMDP2.  REF C IS THE MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL ASSIGNMENT POLICY/REF D IS THE ENLISTED RETENTION AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT MANUAL //
POC//D. P. BAHRNS/MAJ/UNIT: MMEA-25/TEL: 703-784-9335//
POC//E. R. CAZEDESSUS/CAPT/UNIT: MMEA-25/TEL: 703-432-9472//
POC//W. F. HORSNBY/MSGT/UNIT: MMEA-25/TEL: 703-432-9473//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. THIS MARADMIN SOLICITS APPLICATIONS AND PROVIDES GUIDANCE FOR THE FY16 ENLISTED TO MEDICAL DEGREE PREPARATORY PROGRAM AND PROVIDES POINTS OF CONTACT FOR CANDIDATES THAT WISH TO TRY TO APPLY FOR THE FY15 CLASS THAT CONVENES ON 31 JULY 2015.
2. THE ENLISTED TO MEDICAL DEGREE PREPARATORY PROGRAM (EMDP2) IS A TWO YEAR UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION PROGRAM OPEN TO ENLISTED PERSONNEL OF ALL RANKS WHO MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS. THE EMDP2 IS A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIVERSITY (USU) AND THE ARMED SERVICES TO PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR HIGHLY-MOTIVATED, ACADEMICALLY PROMISING ENLISTED SERVICE MEMBERS. THE EMDP2 CONSISTS OF INTENSIVE COURSEWORK, PREPARATION AND MENTORING TO PREPARE STUDENTS FOR APPLICATION TO MEDICAL SCHOOL. UPON COMPLETION OF THE PROGRAM, SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS WILL BE COMPETITIVE FOR ACCEPTANCE TO U.S. MEDICAL SCHOOLS. THIS IS NOT A COMMISSIONING PROGRAM.
3. THE SECNAV HAS AUTHORIZED (REF A) MARINE PARTICIPATION FOR FY16. FIVE SEATS ARE DESIGNATED PER SERVICE PER CLASS.
4. PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS WILL BE SELECTED VIA A CONSOLIDATED NAVY AND MARINE CORPS BOARD PROCESS. SELECTEES ARE ASSIGNED TO THE UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (USU) FOR A 24 MONTH PERIOD. INDIVIDUALS SELECTED FOR THE EMDP2 PROGRAM WILL REMAIN ON ACTIVE DUTY WHILE COMPLETING COURSEWORK AND RECEIVE PAY, ALLOWANCES, BENEFITS, AND PRIVILEGES OF CURRENT PAYGRADE. ALL SCHOOL EXPENSES I.E. BOOKS, TUITION, LABS, ETC. WILL BE PAID BY USU FOR THE ENTIRE LENGTH OF THE COURSE.
5. PARTICIPANTS ARE NOT GUARANTEED A COMMISSION OR ADMISSION TO MEDICAL SCHOOL FOLLOWING SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THIS PREPARATORY PROGRAM. PARTICIPANTS MUST APPLY FOR ADMISSION TO USU AND/OR THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM (HPSP) OR THE HEALTH SERVICES COLLEGIATE PROGRAM (HSCP) AS REQUIRED UNDER CURRENT GUIDELINES. PARTICIPANTS WHO APPLY FOR ADMISSION TO MEDICAL SCHOOL ARE REQUIRED TO APPLY TO USU.
6. SELECTEES MUST OBLIGATE SERVICE FOR 60 MONTHS FROM THE CONVENING DATE OF THE PROGRAM, JULY 2016. DETACHING COMMAND IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING SELECTEES INCUR OBLIGATED SERVICE VIA EXTENSION OR REENLISTMENT PRIOR TO EXECUTION OF PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS) ORDERS. PAYMENT OF THE SELECTIVE REENLISTMENT BONUS (SRB) IS NOT AUTHORIZED FOR SELECTEES WHO REENLIST FOR THE PURPOSE OF MEETING THIS OBLIGATED SERVICE REQUIREMENT. PERSONNEL THAT PREVIOUSLY RECEIVED SRB FOR REENLISTMENT FOR CRITICAL SKILLS WILL NOT INCUR RECOUPMENT OF PAID SRB. FUTURE INSTALLMENTS OF OUTSTANDING SRB PAYMENTS WILL BE SUSPENDED.
7. EMDP2 PARTICIPANTS WHO COMPLETE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS BUT FAIL TO OBTAIN ACCEPTANCE TO MEDICAL SCHOOL OR WHO ARE DISENROLLED FROM THE PROGRAM WILL BE ASSIGNED WITHIN THEIR PMOS BASED ON THE NEEDS OF THE MARINE CORPS.
8. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS FOR FY16 ENROLLMENT IS 1 NOV 2015. APPLICATION PACKAGES MUST BE POSTMARKED ON OR BEFORE THE DEADLINE DATE. NO ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS CAN BE ADDED AFTER THIS DATE. THE SELECTION BOARD WILL CONVENE IN DECEMBER, 2015 AND THE SELECTEES WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA MARADMIN. ALL APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS ARE SPECIFIED IN REF B.
9. STRICT ADHERENCE TO PACKAGE SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS WILL BE A PRIMARY FACTOR FOR SELECTION AND NO WAIVERS WILL BE GRANTED. APPLICANTS MUST REVIEW THEIR PACKAGES IN THEIR ENTIRETY BEFORE SUBMITTING. SAT AND/OR ACT TESTS ARE REQUIRED FOR SUBMISSION.
10. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS (REF B):
    A. APPLICANTS MUST BE A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES, THIS CANNOT BE WAIVED.
    B. APPLICANTS MUST BE OF GOOD MORAL CHARACTER AND HAVE NO RECORD OF COURT-MARTIAL CONVICTION, NON-JUDICIAL PUNISHMENT (NJP) OR CIVILIAN FELONY CONVICTION AND HAVE NO CONVICTION OF CIVIL COURT FOR MISDEMEANORS (EXCEPT MINOR TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS) WITHIN THE THREE YEARS OF APPLICATION FOR THE PROGRAM. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS PROGRAM, AN OFFENSE INVOLVING ALCOHOL OR DRUG RELATED TRAFFIC VIOLATION IS DISQUALIFYING IF WITHIN THREE YEARS PRECEDING APPLICATION FOR THE PROGRAM. PRE-SERVICE DRUG USE IS NOT AN IMMEDIATE DISQUALIFIER; HOWEVER, ANY SUBSTANTIATED DRUG USE (A FELONY CONVICTION OR ANY RECORD OF IN-SERVICE DRUG ABUSE, REGARDLESS OF DATE) OR ALCOHOL ABUSE WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION.
    C. APPLICANTS MUST BE SERVING ON ACTIVE DUTY IN THE U.S. MARINE CORPS.
    D. APPLICANTS MUST BE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE AND BE ABLE TO SERVE 20 YEARS OF COMMISSIONED ACTIVE SERVICE BY AGE 62. NO AGE WAIVERS WILL BE GRANTED.
    E. THE APPLICANT'S TIME IN SERVICE (TIS) CANNOT EXCEED 10 YEARS TOTAL ACTIVE FEDERAL MILITARY SERVICE (TAFMS) BY 30 SEPTEMBER OF THE EMDP2 APPLICATION YEAR.
    F. APPLICANTS MUST HOLD A BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN ANY DISCIPLINE AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION FROM AN ACCREDITED ACADEMIC INSTITUTION IN THE U.S., ITS TERRITORIES, OR CANADA. THE DEGREE MUST INCLUDE ONE SEMESTER OF COLLEGE ALGEBRA (OR HIGHER LEVEL MATH) AND ONE ACADEMIC YEAR OF COLLEGE LEVEL ENGLISH. AN OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT IS REQUIRED AND MUST BE SUBMITTED DIRECTLY BY THE CONFERRING INSTITUTION. AN INTERNATIONAL BACHELOR'S DEGREE WILL BE ACCEPTED IF THE MEMBER HAS A MASTER'S DEGREE GRANTED BY AN ACCREDITED INSTITUTION IN THE U.S., ITS TERRITORIES, OR CANADA. APPLICANTS MUST HAVE A MINIMUM CUMULATIVE GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA) OF 3.2 ON A 4.0 SCALE FOR A BACHELOR OR MASTER'S DEGREE.
    G. APPLICANTS MUST MEET MARINE CORPS HEIGHT, WEIGHT, AND PHYSICAL FITNESS STANDARDS.
    H. APPLICANTS MUST BE FIT FOR FULL DUTY AND WORLD-WIDE ASSIGNABLE WITHOUT LIMITATIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH BUMEDINST 1300.2 SERIES AND THE MANUAL OF THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT (NAVMED P-117).
11. APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE MAILED TO THE BELOW ADDRESS. ADDITIONALLY, APPLICANTS MUST COORDINATE PACKAGE SUMBISSION WITH THEIR PMOS MONITOR AND MMEA-25. SEE CONTACTS ABOVE.
MANPOWER MANAGEMENT DIVISION
ENLISTED ASSIGNMENTS (MMEA-25)
3280 RUSSELL ROAD
QUANTICO, VA 22134-5103
12. ALTHOUGH THIS PROGRAM IS BEING ANNOUNCED FOR FY16 SUBMISSIONS, FOR SERVICE BEGINNING IN JULY 2016 AS DETAILED IN PARAGRAPH 6 ABOVE, ANY MARINE WHO FEELS THAT HE OR SHE MEETS THE PREREQUISITES DESCRIBED ABOVE AND WISHES TO APPLY FOR THE FY15 YEAR MAY SUBMIT THEIR APPLICATION VIA THE SAME PROCESS, ASAP. ALTHOUGH THE TIME IS CONSTRAINED, APPLICANTS MUST BE FULLY QUALIFIED. NO WAIVERS OF THE BASIC REQUIREMENTS AS CONTAINED IN THE PRECCEDING PARAGRAPHS MAY BE GRANTED. ANY APPLICATIONS FOR FY15 MUST BE RECEIVED NLT 30 JUNE 2015 AND APPLICANTS MUST BE PREPARED TO MOVE DURING JULY.
13. POINT OF CONTACT AT MANPOWER MANAGEMENT IS: MAJ DOUG BAHRNS: PHONE: 703-784-9335, EMAIL: DOUGLAS.BAHRNS@USMC.MIL
14. RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY LTGEN M. A. BRILAKIS, DEPUTY COMMANDANT MANPOWER AND RESERVE AFFAIRS.//