R 252020Z AUG 20
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA//
SUBJ/FISCAL YEAR 2021 ENLISTED TO MEDICAL DEGREE PREPARATORY PROGRAM (EMDP2) ANNOUNCEMENT//
REF/A/MSGID: DOC/MEMORANDUM FOR ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE NAVY//
REF/B/MSGID: DOC/USUHS EMDP2 APPLICATION GUIDELINES/30JUN2020//
REF/C/MSGID: DOC/CMC MPO/18SEP2014//
REF/D/MSGID: MSG/CMC MM/051346ZOCT16//
NARR/REF A IS THE MEMORANDUM FOR THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE NAVY OUTLINING EMDP2 GUIDANCE. REF B IS USUHS EMDP2 APPLICATION GUIDELINES. REF C IS MCO 1300.8 MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL ASSIGNMENT POLICY. REF D IS MCBUL 5314 ENLISTED CAREER FORCE CONTROLS PROGRAM.//
POC/C. J. PETERSEN/MAJ/MMEA-25/TEL: (703)784-9472/EMAIL: CLARK.PETERSEN@USMC.MIL//
POC/B. A. KIRALY/CAPT/MMEA-25/TEL: (703)784-9335/EMAIL: BRIAN.KIRALY@USMC.MIL//
POC/R. T. SOTELO/GYSGT/MMEA-25/TEL: (703)432-9473/EMAIL: RYAN.SOTELO@USMC.MIL//
POC/A.C. GREEN/CIV/USUHS/TEL: (301)295-3198/EMAIL: ALTHEA.GREEN@USUHS.EDU//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. This MARADMIN solicits applications and provides guidance for the FY21 Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program.
2. The EMDP2 is a partnership between the Uniformed Services University (USU) of the Health Sciences and the Uniformed Services to provide qualified enlisted members the opportunity to achieve admission to medical school. Admission to the EMDP2 is open to all qualified enlisted members of the uniformed services based on the needs of the services.
3. Per reference (a), the SECNAV has authorized Marine participation for FY21. Five seats are designated per service.
4. The EMDP2 is a two-year resident training program that includes post-baccalaureate pre-medical course-work, Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) preparation, clinical experience/physician shadowing, mentoring by physicians and medical students, and pre-health advising.
5. EMDP2 selectees are assigned to the USU in Bethesda, MD. Selectees maintain their active duty status for the duration of the program, and will receive the pay, allowances, benefits and privileges of their current paygrade. USU funds tuition and all associated academic costs of the program.
5.a. Selectees must agree and qualify for reenlistment or an extension for a period of 58 months at the start of EMDP2. Selectees must have enough time on their enlistment to serve 36 months of service after completion of the program. EMDP2 attendees who meet specific enrollment requirements during their first year in the program are required to apply for matriculation to USU’s F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine “America’s Medical School”. Members will also have the opportunity to apply for additional accredited US medical schools (allopathic and osteopathic) after completing the first year of the EMDP2. Members who apply to civilian medical schools must concurrently apply for the Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP).
5.b. Graduates of the EMDP2 are commissioned to O-1 when transitioning to medical school. Members will request discharge from enlisted service and will subsequently be appointed as commissioned officers to attend medical school (USU or HPSP). Members who attend USU will commission as active duty officers; those attending civilian medical schools using the HPSP will commission into the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR). EMDP2 graduates who attend USU will have an additional seven-year active duty service obligation to be served consecutively with the EMDP2 service remaining requirement (SRR). EMDP2 graduates attending civilian medical schools using the HPSP will have an additional four-year service obligation to be served consecutively.
5.c. Members who do not complete EMDP2, or who complete the program, but fail to gain admission to medical school, will serve their EMDP2 SRR in their enlisted status as determined by their respective service.
6. Eligibility requirements:
6.a. Applicants must be serving on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps.
6.b. Enlisted service members, regardless of occupational specialty, eligible for reenlistment or extension, and qualified for worldwide assignments.
6.c. Completed a bachelor’s degree in any discipline at the time of application from an accredited academic institution in the U.S. Degree requirements must be completed no later than 30 September of application year. No waivers are considered for the education requirement.
6.c.1. The degree or supplemental classes to meet eligibility criteria must include one year of college English and one semester (3 credits) of college algebra or higher level math.
6.c.2. Acceptable classes to meet the English requirement include but are not limited to English composition, writing-intensive humanities, social science, or psychology. Any combination of two semesters or three quarters worth of classes is acceptable for this requirement. Advanced Placement (AP) and International Bachelor (IB) courses for which the applicant’s undergraduate institution has given credit are acceptable for any of the courses listed above.
6.c.3. College Level Examination Program/Defense Activity for Non Traditional Education Support, AP and IB courses are acceptable credits for College Algebra (or higher-level math) if the undergraduate institution has awarded college credit. Statistics courses are also acceptable substitutes for the math requirement.
6.c.4. Applicants who received credit for coursework through the AP or IB systems, are strongly recommended to take upper level coursework in the sciences and humanities to demonstrate their ability to thrive in rigorous, advanced-level college courses.
6.d. On-line degrees are acceptable contingent upon being conferred from a nationally or regionally accredited college/university within the continental U.S. or U.S. territories. International bachelor’s degrees are not accepted. All candidates must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. institution, regardless of whether they have an advanced degree.
6.e. Minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.20 on a 4.00 scale (from all colleges and universities attended). All undergraduate courses taken will be used in the GPA calculations. GPA computation is completed using the traditional cumulative GPA and includes failing grades and repeat courses with passing grades. Exception: the grade for a course repeated at the same institution will replace the previous grade. Applicants who do not meet the minimum GPA requirement may qualify if they have completed an advanced degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2.
6.e.1. Achieve a competitive score on either the SAT or ACT, with the exam taken within the last 3 years (2018 or later). The SAT score must be at least 1200 with a minimum score of 600 in each of the two categories (math, evidenced-based reading and writing). The essay portion of the SAT is not required. The minimum required ACT score is 26. The ACT score is the average of the four subject area tests of English, Math, Reading and Science. The selection board will not super-score (i.e. taking the highest subject area tests scores from various test dates to get a new higher super-score). The writing portion of the ACT is not required.
6.e.2. Have a secret security clearance, or at a minimum a favorable adjudication of a Tier 5 investigation (formally known as an SSBI). Service members without favorable adjudication of a Tier 5 investigation are not eligible to apply.
6.e.3. Eligible for appointment as a commissioned officer. No waivers are considered for this requirement. Must be a US citizen (no dual-citizens); of good moral character, meet physical qualifications, and eligible for a security clearance. Members with court-martial convictions or those with history of punishment under the provisions of Article 15 of the UCMJ are ineligible to apply.
6.e.4. Completed between three and ten years of military service and achieve the grade of E-4. Waivers are considered for time in service. No waivers are considered for grade. Service members who will have less than three years of service on matriculation (1 July 2021) are not eligible to apply.
6.e.5. Less than 34 years old on matriculation to EMDP2 (1 July 2021). Waivers are considered for age.
6.e.6. Medically qualified for appointment as a commissioned officer in accordance with DoDI 6130.03. Applicants with temporary or P3 profiles are not eligible to apply. Applicants who are selected to interview will be scheduled for a commissioning physical examination which will be processed by the Department of Defense Medical Evaluation Review Board (DoDMERB). Applicants medically disqualified by DoDMERB will be processed for waivers through the respective Service Medical Waiver Review Authority (SMWRA) at USU. Waiver decisions by the USU SMWRAs are final.
6.f. Applicant must meet TOS requirements by July 2021. Exceptions will be considered on a case by case basis.
7.a. Service members are ineligible to apply if they are currently scheduled for or attending specialty training resulting from an approved reclassification or reenlistment contract. Service members in initial entry training are ineligible to apply.
8. Application process: Deadline for submission of applications for FY21 enrollment is 30 November 2020. Application packages must be submitted electronically via the Total Force Retention System (TFRS) "SDA with Reenlistment/Miscellaneous Duty" Reenlistment Extension Lateral Move (RELM) request via the normal RELM routing chain. Applicants are not eligible to submit application to USU until MMEA recommendations have been made. No additional documents can be added after this date. The selection board will convene in December 2020 and the selectees will be notified of the results via MARADMIN. The enclosures to the RELM will contain the following:
8.a. Commanding Officer Endorsement with following verifications:
8.a.1. Local records check has been completed and applicant is administratively qualified for appointment as a commissioned officer.
8.a.2. Applicant does not have any pending or current adverse actions.
8.a.3. Applicant is not currently on permanent change of station orders or pending reassignment.
8.a.4. Applicant meets service’s height/weight standards.
8.b. Conditional Letter of Release (or other release document) from the applicant’s service or career management branch.
8.c. Basic Individual Record from MCTFS.
8.d. Bachelors Degree diploma and transcripts.
8.e. Test Scores. ACT (minimum 26) and/or SAT (minimum 1200 with 600 minimum for each subject). All tests must be completed within 3 years of application due date.
8.f. Master Brief Sheet from Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) and fitness reports or record of Proficiency and Conduct marks for the last year up to five years.
8.g. PFT/CFT scores from MCTFS for the last 4 years.
8.h. Completed NAVPERS 1306/92. Blocks 10 through 13 are not required.
8.i. NAVMC 118(11) entries.
8.j. Security Clearance Letter from Unit Security Manager.
8.k. Letters of Recommendation (LOR) may be submitted separately and are limited to five. One LOR is required from the applicant’s commander at the O-5/O-6 level.
8.l. Official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate courses taken.
8.m. Requests for waiver of administrative requirements in memorandum form, addressed to the EMDP2 Board Officer. USU will process waiver requests, if needed, before making final admission decisions.
9. Application form, checklist, and additional resources can be found at https:(slash)(slash)www.usuhs.edu/emdp2.
10. See POCs above for questions in regards to this program.
11. This program is not applicable to Marine Corps Reserve.
12. Release authorized by LtGen David A. Ottignon Deputy Commandant for Manpower and Reserve Affairs.//