Gift fund helps senior cadets prep for health care professions

Twenty-two cadets in the class of 2017 have been accepted to health care-related schools after graduation.

Fifteen were accepted to medical schools across the country. Another three were accepted to dental school, and four others were accepted to nursing, physician assistant and physical therapy schools.

Several of the cadets received financial assistance with their entrance exams, thanks to the Medical College Gift Fund. The fund, supported by donors to the USAFA Endowment, help defray costs of the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and Dental Admission Test (DAT) exams, medical technology coursework, preparatory materials and practice exams. For the 2016-17 academic year, the fund reimbursed cadets $12,310 as they worked to move to the next step in their Air Force medical careers.

Cadets graduating in 2017 were accepted to the following schools:


  • Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Liberty University
  • Louisiana State University
  • Texas Tech University
  • Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  • Uniformed Services University (5)
  • University of Florida (2)
  • University of Nevada, Reno
  • University of Southern California
  • Wake Forest University


  • University of Louisville
  • University of Nebraska
  • University of Pennsylvania


  • Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Physician Assistant

  • Interservice Physician Assistant Program (2)

Physical Therapy

  • U.S. Army-Baylor University Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy


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