HMC (FMF) Bob Wheeler

NOTE: I am no longer in recruiting, however I am leaving this site up because it continues to receive a good number of views and because I continue to get positive feedback.

 

My Bio: My name is Bob Wheeler and I was a Chief Hospital Corpsman, who previously worked as a Medical Officer Recruiter for the US Navy in Baltimore, MD. I assisted qualified and motivated applicants in putting together applications for the various scholarship and appointment boards.  I served over 20 years in the Navy as a Hospital Corpsman.  During that time I was stationed in hospitals, aboard an aircraft carrier and also served alongside the Marines.  In addition to those operational tours, I have also performed two tours at training commands.  Once as a primary instructor and once as the curriculum development chief.

NOTE: The Navy recruiting process may occasionally change, particularly in regards to times, dates, and financial issues.  Always contact your local Medical Officer Recruiter for the most up to date information.  You can find one through the Navy website http://www.navy.com/careers.

 

 

This site is not an official US Navy website.

3 responses to “HMC (FMF) Bob Wheeler

  1. Jolene Colbert

    I am a soon-to-be Junior in high school and I am very interested in becoming an HPSP student. My financials are not that great at home and I know through this scholarship I would save my family and myself from sinking debt. As of now, I hope to be anesthesiologist, but I have a few questions. If you could be so kind as to answer them, it would be greatly appreciated.

    1. Will scholarships cover four years of college and four years of medical school?
    2. After Medical School, I believe you said students would be required to attend a training academy in Rhode Island. After that, what will I do in the Navy… where will I go? To one of the “big three” hospitals? or where exactly?
    3. Will I ever be REQUIRED to go out of the country or could I spend my minimum of five years in the U.S.?

    … I may also have some follow up questions if you get back to me.

  2. Jolene Colbert

    I am a soon-to-be Junior in high school and I am very interested in becoming an HPSP student. My financials are not that great at home and I know through this scholarship I would save my family and myself from sinking debt. As of now, I hope to be anesthesiologist, but I have a few questions. If you could be so kind as to answer them, it would be greatly appreciated. (If you wish to explain in further detail, my email is 747770@student.iss.k12.nc.us)

    1. Will scholarships cover four years of college and four years of medical school?
    2. After Medical School, I believe you said students would be required to attend a training academy in Rhode Island. After that, what will I do in the Navy… where will I go? To one of the “big three” hospitals? or where exactly?
    3. Will I ever be REQUIRED to go out of the country or could I spend my minimum of five years in the U.S.?

    … I may also have some follow up questions if you get back to me.

    • Hi Jolene- as I no longer work as a medical recruiter (I haven’t since 2014) my comments will be general in nature.

      1- The scholarship only covers med school. Things like your course load, GPA, MCAT scores factor into the selection process a great deal.
      2- The Officer Development School in RI is ususally something you do one of the summers (usually between year one and year two) of med school. After Med School your assignment will depend on where you match for a residency.
      3- Yes- it’s possible that you could be required to leave the country, either for a short time or for a few years. You may be stationed in places like Spain, Italy, Japan etc. If you don’t want to travel- don’t join the military. If you like to travel and like moving around- then this is a great opportunity.

      As I said- I’m retired from the Navy now- so I don’t often get a chance to respond to comments. But good luck!

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