Significant Changes for FY22 Applicants

1.  3 Semester Hours of Biochemistry added to requirements

  • American Military University course BIOL240 Elements of Biological Chemistry COUNTS!
  • An intro course titled Intro to General, Organic and Biochemistry does NOT COUNT!

2. Digital submission for application

3. PA-CAT Exam required from all applicants

4.  No Grade Replacement

5.  No waiver available for P2 profiles in the U, L, S categories on PULHES

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IPAP Briefings

There will be a virtual brief on the AMEDD Commissioning Programs to include IPAP and AECP via MS Teams every 2nd Tuesday of the month. Please see the flyer link below for times and log on information. 

Tiny URL (Doesn't work on Government Computers): https://tinyurl.com/27b7fva3    (This may not work on your cell phone - it is best to use a tablet or personal computer.)

Long URL:  https://dod.teams.microsoft.us/dl/launcher/launcher.html?url=%2F_%23%2Fl%2Fmeetup-join%2F19%3Adod%3Ameeting_cc44c8c15d034627acd7d9c67b391a65%40thread.v2%2F0%3Fcontext%3D%257b%2522Tid%2522%253a%2522fae6d70f-954b-4811-92b6-0530d6f84c43%2522%252c%2522Oid%2522%253a%252270f36a58-73ce-4c52-a954-6390673d3f32%2522%257d%26anon%3Dtrue&type=meetup-join&deeplinkId=baf56ca8-e62b-4583-b70d-0d40fd1be47c&directDl=true&msLaunch=true&enableMobilePage=true&suppressPrompt=true

IPAP and AECP Virtual Brief Flyer 

IPAP Brief Slides Link

 

IPAP In Person Brief Schedule

Fort Bliss - 19 -21 October 2021 - Flyer link for details

Fort Stewart - 7 - 8 December 2021 - Flyer link for details

Tripler/Schofield - tentatively January 2022, dates TBD

Fort Sam Houston - tentatively February 2022, dates TBD

Fort Hood - tentatively February 2022, dates TBD

Joint Base Lewis McChord - tentatively April 2022, dates TBD

Fort Carson - tentatively July 2022, dates TBD

Fort Riley - tentatively August 2022, dates TBD

   

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IPAP Application Guides 

Thank you for your interest in IPAP! Please use the three documents below for assistance in submitting a complete and qualified IPAP Application Packet.

  1. MILPER message 21-238 for FY22 Board Application Requirements

FY22 MILPER Message 21-238

*****Army National Guard - see link to your announcement and work with State AMEDD recruiter to build packet*****

          FY22 ARNG IPAP Announcement 

2.  IPAP Application Guide to help you correctly complete your application packet.

FY22 IPAP Application Guide (Active Duty and Army Reservists)

3. Submit the Application Summary Sheet with your application packet.  It is also a checklist to ensure you have all documents included.

Application Summary Sheet (Active Duty and Army Reservists)

**All documentation must be current within the 12 months (ie If applying for FY22 June board, all documents need to be dated after 1 June 2021 to include physical, ALL labs, LOI, LOR’s, etc)

 

 

Active Duty and Reserve Application Timeline FY21 

******Army National Guard (ARNG) Applicants should refer to ARNG announcement and recruiting contacts******

  • Application window:  1 October 2021 through 1 March 2022
  • IPAP Board:  June 2022
  • IPAP Results Release:  July 2022
  • Classes Start:  January, April and August 2023.  (**Note the January 2023 class reports to Fort Sam Houston, Texas in November 2022)

*****Note that this timeline is the same each year!

 

Send All Army Active Duty and Army Reservist Packets to:

usarmy.knox.usarec.mbx.hsd-ipap@army.mil

Transcripts can be mailed to USAREC at:

HQ, USAREC
RCHS-SVD-PA (applicant’s rank, last name, first name)
1307 Third Ave
Fort Knox, KY 40121-2725

* If you are interested in applying for a National Guard IPAP seat, please contact an AMEDD recruiter of your respective State National Guard office for more information. See POC information at the bottom of this website.  Other Branches of the service should apply through their own service for the IPAP Program.

*****Applicants MUST ALSO complete the  application with the University of Nebraska UNICAS, at IPAP.LIAISONCAS.COM********

  • This online registration is mandatory for all interested applicants. 
  • This is a separate requirement from the packet that is sent to USAREC.
  • The application window at http://ipap.liaisoncas.com is 1 October 2021 to 1 March 2022.
  • Applicants also need to send ALL transcripts from ALL Universities/Colleges ever attended to the University of Nebraska at:


Liaison-IPAP Transcript Processing Center
P.O. Box 9140
Watertown, MA 02471

 

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Academic Requirements

 

Course Prerequisites

  • Minimum 60 Semester Hours (SH) of college course work.
  • 30 SH can be any classes or credit for military training (ex. JST transcripts)
  • Enlisted applicants must submit their official JST to the University of Nebraska
  • The following 30 Semester Hours (SH) must be in residence: (with an accredited institution classroom or internet (online) course with letter grade of C or better. (C- or lower will not count)
    • 6 hours of English (3 SH writing/composition) - CLEP is authorized.
    • 6 hours of humanities  - Any government, history, foreign language, art, social science and religion
    • 3 hours of Psychology - Any type, introductory courses WILL count
    • 6 hours of Chemistry 
      • Must be General Chemistry or higher 
      • Introduction to Chemistry will NOT count.
      • Must be within 10 years of starting school, recommend within 5 years (courses completed Fall 2013 and after) and lab is not required but highly recommended. 
    • 3 hours of Human Anatomy 
      • This can be a combined Anatomy & Physiology I class.  
      • Must be within 10 years of starting school, recommend within 5 years (courses completed Fall 2013 and after) and lab is not required but highly recommended.
    • 3 hours of Human Physiology
      • This can be a combined Anatomy & Physiology II class.  
      • Must be within 10 years of starting school, recommend within 5 years (courses completed Fall 2013 and after) and lab is not required but highly recommended.
    • 3 hours of Biochemistry
      • Must be within 10 years of starting school, recommend within 5 years (courses completed Fall 2013 and after) and lab is not required but highly recommended.
      • The American Military University class BIOL240 Elements of Biological Chemistry WILL Count!!
      • The intro course titled Intro to General, Organic and Biochemistry WILL NOT count!
    • 3 hours of College Algebra or higher math – Statistics will NOT count, Intro or Intermediate algebra will NOT count.
    • Medical Terminology course within 5 years (Fall 2018 and after) – can take on ALMS (Search Basic Medical Technology)
    • There is no waiver available for these required courses.

 

Tuition Assistance Memos

  • The University of Nebraska completes the Tuition Assistance Memos
  • Complete the University of Nebraska's online IPAP Transcript Evaluation/TA Memo Request Form.  The following information is needed on the form:
    • Full Name
    • Contact Information
    • Branch of the US Military
    • Separate transcript for each institution attended (official transcripts aren't needed for this request)
    • JST (Joint Services Transcript)
    • DO NOT send transcripts and JST as emails.  They need to be uploaded in the form.
  • Use the link to complete the IPAP Transcript Evaluation/TA Memo Request Form: 
    • https://unmcredcap.unmc.edu/redcap/surveys/?s=C7HYXDKTR7 
  • TA memos are completed in the order they are received.  It may take 2 weeks before you receive your completed memo.

 

 

MOS Related Course Credit

  • 68K (lab technicians) will receive 6 hours of Chemistry credit.
  • 18D (Special Forces medics) will receive 3 hours of Human Anatomy credit.
  • 68WM6/68C (Licensed Practical Nurses) will received 3 hours of Human Anatomy credit.
  • 38BW4 (Special Operations Civil Affairs Medical Sergeants) will receive 3 hours of Human Anatomy credit.
  • 68W with the W1 skill identifier will receive 3 hours of Human Anatomy credit. 

*****NOTE - These applicants must have completed their training within 10 years of IPAP (Fall 2013 and later) to be accepted.

GPA Requirements

  • A Minimum Science GPA of 3.0 is required in all sciences
    • The Science Courses included in the Science GPA will be those completed within 10 years of the start of IPAP (Fall 2013 and after).
    • See the link to the right under Additional Resources for a list of eligible Science Courses.
  • A Minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  • Applicants must meet GPA requirements by application deadline 1 March 2022. Coursework completed after 1 March 2022 will NOT count toward the GPA.
  • There is no waiver available for GPA requirements.
  • There is NO grade replacement for FY22 Applicants.

SAT Requirement

  • SAT required within 5 years of application (1 March 2017 or after)
  • Minimum score of 450 in reading and math
  • Minimum cumulative score of 1000 is required in the reading and math sections.
  • Take SAT prior to 1 January to allow 8 weeks for the College Board to grade your exam.
  • Enter code “3994” on SAT test form.
  • USAREC MUST receive your official scores for your packet to board.
  • REQUIRED FOR ALL APPLICANTS REGARDLESS OF PREVIOUS DEGREE
    • GRE, ACT, MCAT, etc WILL NOT COUNT

 

PA-CAT (Physician Assistant College Admissions Test)

  • New Requirement for FY22 Applicants
  • All Applicants must submit scores by selecting US Army Reserves, US Army Active Duty or US Army National Guard when completing registration
  • No minimum score requirement
  • Take PA-CAT prior to 1 January to allow 8 weeks for your exam to be scored
  • The PA-CAT website offers a virtual option for testing when you register

 

Shadowing Requirement

 

  • A minimum of 80 hours of Shadowing required with a Physician Assistant
    • Annotated on USAREC Form 601-37.11
    • More is recommended.  Ensure recommenders state the number of hours completed rather than stating "over 80 hours".

*****Notes for FY 22 Board*****

Active Army and Army Reservists Only (National Guard refer to yearly announcement)

  • Recommend you read and use the Application Guide at the top of the page prior to submitting a packet
  • Use checklist titled Application Summary Sheet at the top of the webpage
  • Submission for FY22 is digital - follow instructions on Application Summary Sheet
  • PA-CAT exam scores are required to board
  • NO Grade replacement available this year!
  • No P2 profile waiver available for P2 profiles in the U, L, S categories of PULHES
  • 3 semester hours of biochemistry is now a requirement
  • All documents should be dated after 1 June 2021.  Exception is your last APFT card IAW Army Directive 2020-06
  • ERB/ORB in packet (no race/ethnicity visible)
  • APFT Scorecard - Submit last valid scores.  No ACFT score submission!
  • GT Score must be 110 or higher to apply - No waivers available!
  • ALL official transcripts from ALL Universities/Colleges attended must be submitted to USAREC and UNMC
  • Recommend Letter of Intent and Letters of Recommendation are no longer than one page
  • Physical Exam (DD 2807-1 and DD 2808) - must include a Audiogram printout and lab printout for the following labs: Urine drug Screen (UDS), alcohol blood test (ETOH), Urinalysis, HIV, HCG (females)
    • Last Page of DD 2808 must be signed by an MD or DO
  • Academic Delay:  Applications Eligible with up to 9 Semester Hours (3 classes) of pre-requisites still pending at time of application.
    • Must complete all required courses by 1 October 2022
    • This option is not available to National Guard Applicants
  • Tattoo Wearers:  A self-identification memo is required.  See example under Example Documents on the right.

 

Army National Guard POC

 
 

 

 

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Application Assistance Documents:

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Example Documents:

 

Additional Resources:

 

Officer Rank Explanation Calculations

Active Duty Officers:

Commissioned officers will attend IPAP in their current officer grade held and ‘detailed’ into the SP Corps.  Upon successful completion of Phase 2 training, an eligible graduate are tendered a RA or USAR appointment as a commissioned officer in the SP Corps, with their rank determined by their individual constructive service credit calculated IAW DODI 6000.13, Enclosure 3 1.b., and policy established by the OTSG. 

Reserve and National Guard Officers:

Commissioned officers will attend IPAP as a conditionally appointed SP Corps officer (00E65), with their rank and date of date determined by their individual constructive service credit calculated IAW DODI 6000.13 and FY Phase Point memo.