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AF accepting physician assistant applications

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The Air Force is taking applications from active duty enlisted Airmen for Physician Assistant Phase I training classes beginning January, April and August 2009.

Completed applications must arrive at HQ AFPC/DPAMW, 550 C Street West, Suite 27, Randolph AFB TX 78150-4729 no later than Jan. 25. The selection board is scheduled to convene at the Air Force Personnel Center here March 19.

Incomplete applications or those received after the cutoff date will be returned and will not meet the selection board, according to AFPC officials.

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 Aug. 31, 2009;
-- meet age limitations specified in Air Force Instruction 36-2005 for appointment as second lieutenants in the Biomedical Sciences Corps (less than 42 years of age upon completion of Phase II training);
-- have taken the Scholastic Aptitude Test within five years of the board date, with a minimum score of 450 for all areas, and a minimum combined score of 1,425 in critical reading, verbal and math;
-- have a minimum general score of 80 points on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery or Air Force Classification Test; and
-- have completed 60 semester hours of transferable college credits and a grade point average of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale. Thirty of these semester hours must be actual in-classroom courses at an accredited college or university and must be completed by March 10. A combined minimum 3.0 GPA is required in the math and science courses. Thirty semester hours may be met from CLEP, CCAF, DANTES, USAFI correspondence courses, end-of-course test or specific subject examination.

For more information, contact the local military personnel flight, education office or logon to the AFPC Web site and enter physician assistant training in the search function.