Active-component health services officers seeking enrollment in the Army Medical Department's annual Long Term Health Education and Training program have until March 17 to submit an application for courses that will begin in school year 2016.

The menu of professional development opportunities at government and civilian institutions include graduate and undergraduate degree-producing programs, as well as fellowships, internships, Training with Industry and residencies.

For specific opportunities and application details, officers should access https://www.hrc.army.mil/Officer/Long Term Health Education AHRC-OPH-POH, and consult MilPer Message 14-360, dated Dec. 19.

Selections for the 2016 Army Medical Department-4 programs will be made by a board that convenes May 11 at the Human Resources Command, Fort Knox, Ky.

The eligible population includes commissioned officers of the Regular Army and a limited population of Army Reserve officers assigned to the Active Guard and Reserve.

Those eligible include:

  • Active component captains, majors and lieutenant colonels of the Nurse Corps, Medical Service Corps, Medical Specialist Corps and Veterinary Corps. Limited opportunities for AMEDD-4 are available to first lieutenants based on career branch guidance.
  • Active Guard and Reserve (USAR) Medical Service Corps and Nurse Corps captains with date of rank of Aug. 31, 2011, and earlier, and Medical Service Corps majors with DOR of Feb. 1, 2012, and later.

Active-component officers must be graduates of the Captains Career Course before the start of their AMEDD-4 training or schooling, while AGR officers must be graduates of the Captains Career Course, Combined Arms Exercise Course or the Combined Arms and Services School.

Additionally, Nurse Corps, Medical Service Corps and Medical Specialist Corps applicants must have five to 13 years of active federal commissioned service when they begin training or schooling, and Veterinary Corps officers no less than four years of service.

Applicants for Training with Industry must have three to 19 years of active federal commissioned service when they begin their TWI tour.