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The Enlisted to Medical Degree Program is a partnership between the Uniformed Services University (USU) and the Armed Services to provide a new opportunity for highly motivated, academically promising enlisted service members to complete the necessary coursework to qualify for medical school application. USU funds tuition and associated academic costs while servicemen maintain active duty status. The program supports USU strategic objective to increase matriculation from the Armed Services enlisted as a significant initiative for student diversity. Its designed to select candidates who demonstrate integrity, are passionate about service in harm’s way, and are dedicated to becoming future clinicians, leaders and scholars of the Nation's medical force.
Army Sgt. Stephen Capen was born in Hawaii, but calls Colorado Springs home. He graduated from Cheyenne Mountain High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2005 then attended the University of Rochester, Rochester, New York. He enlisted as a Healthcare Specialist (68W) in 2010 after completing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry in 2009. Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington was his first and only duty station where was assigned to the 575th Area Support Medical Company, 56th Multifunctional Medical Battalion, 62nd Medical Brigade. He was selected as the I Corps Soldier of the Year, and graduated from the Warrior Leader Course on the Commandant’s List. Upon completion of the EMDP2 and medical school, SGT Capen expects to be assigned to a deployable unit to serve as the primary care provider for Soldiers.
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Sgt. 1st Class Steve Radloff was born in Waukegan, Illinois, and graduated from high school there. He enlisted in 2000 on his 17th birthday for training as an Airborne Infantry Soldier (11B). By his 21st birthday he had decided to change his specialty to medicine. After retraining as a Special Forces Medical Operations Sergeant (18D), he was assigned to Fort Bragg, NC. He has served in the 3rd Special Forces Group through four deployments of which three were combat rotations. When he attended the Senior Leadership Course, he was selected as the Distinguished Honor Graduate. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree (Summa Cum Laude) in Health Science from Kaplan University in 2013. His most recent assignment was noncommissioned officer in charge of the Special Operations Combat Medic Course. EMDP2 gives Sgt. 1st Class Radloff the opportunity to broaden his scope and better serve his passions: helping people, learning and mentoring. Watch the video.