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IPAP Requirements & Application Information

Dear Applicant,

Applications will be submitted by memorandum through command channels at posts, camps, or stations (You should FEDEX the application yourself after the PSB signs off on the MILPO Statement). All documentation must be current within the 12 months prior to the application deadline.

Do not staple or bind application documents. Do not place in binders or cover sheets. Place all documents in sequence and place in a 2 pocket folder.



1307 Third Ave
Fort Knox, KY 40121-2726

* Other Branches of the service should apply through their own service for the IPAP Program.

* Requirement Completion Course(RCC) will not be available until further notice.  See MILPER message for guidance.

* 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.


Educational Requirements

      1.  Minimum 60 Semester Hours (SH) of college course work.

      2.  30 SH can be any classes or credit for military training

     The following 30 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) 

     You MAY NOT use MOS,CLEP (except English), DANTES to satisfy these requirements)

  • 6 hours of English (3 SH writing/composition) CLEP is authorized.
  • 6 hours of humanities (government, history, foreign language, art, social science and religion)
  • 3 hours of Psychology (any type)
  • 6 hours of Chemistry (general or higher) Intro to Chemistry will not count. Must be within 8 years of starting school, preferred within 5 years.
  • 3 hours of Human Anatomy (can be a combined A&P class) Must be within 8 years of starting school, preferred within 5 years.
  • 3 hours of Human Physiology (can be a combined A&P class) Must be within 8 years of starting school, preferred within 5 years.
  • 3 hours of College Algebra or higher math
  • Medical Terminology course
  • SAT required within 5 years of application with a minimum score of 450 in reading and math.  A cumulative score of 1000 is required in the reading and math sections .
  • A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required in all sciences with and minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.
  • A minimum of 80 hours of Shadowing required with a Physician Assistant (annotated on USAREC Form 601-37.11

 Required Documents for IPAP packet (to USAREC) – NLT 1 MAR (of each FY)

  • DA Photo
  • DA Form 705 (PT Scorecard - last 3 scores)       
  • DA 5500 or 5501 if body fat measurement required
  • Letter of Intent
  • 3- Letters of Recommendation (First line supervisor, Commander, Army PA) on USAREC FORM 601-37.11 (must include 80 hours shadowing time with PA)
  • DA 61 (application for appointment)
  • Military Career paperwork (NCOER’s/OER’s/DA 1059/Awards/Training Certificates/DD 214/NGB/Security clearance/MILPO statement)
  • DD 2807-1 & DD 2808 (include original copies of drug and alcohol testing, HIV, urinalysis, CBC)
  • Waivers if needed (Age, Age in Grade, Time in Service, Conviction, Medical, and Profile Waivers (P2 only)
  • GT Scores
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test results (SAT’s)
  • USAREC FORM 601-37.44 (Academic Worksheet)
  • Curriculum Vitea (CV)
  • DA 160 (desired class priority preference dates of JAN/APR/AUG)
  • DA 1058 (Reserves)
  • DA 4651 (Reserves)
  • DD 368 (Reserves)
  • (tattoo wearers)- ensure your commanders perform a military grooming standards evaluation IAW AR670-1
  • Self identification memo (tattoo wearers)- ensure your commanders perform the military grooming standards evaluation IAW AR670-1
  • When the application packet is complete forward to Commander, USAREC, (RCHS-SVD-PA), 1307 Third Avenue, Fort Knox, KY 40121-2726
  • All official transcripts 

 Required Documents for IPAP to the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)- NLT 1 FEB (of each FY)

  • All official transcripts from each college attended, and military education transcripts are sent to IPAP, 984035 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198-4035
  • **Questions regarding transcripts may be directed to Andrew Henneberry at (402) 559-7956 or via email at
  • USAREC FORM 1235 (Academic Worksheet)


Application Info:

RESERVE Specific Documents


National Guard POC:

All interested National Guard applicants should make inquires at

Amber L. Fredericksen, CPT

AMEDD Accessions OIC

111. S George Mason Drive

Arlington,  VA 22204

(703)604-4205 Office

(703)601-2747 Fax


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