The Rising Physicians Program (RPP) is a mentorship opportunity created by medical students for medical students. RPP serves as a jump off point for the professional career of medical students by giving each student an opportunity to find a mentor who is currently an intern or resident at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

The goals of RPP are focused on enabling medical students to succeed while in school and in the future as they begin their clinical careers. Specific goals include: providing first-year medical students with an intern or resident who can help guide them through the pre-clerkship phase with reassurance and perspective, improving the academic performance of medical students by putting them in contact with recent medical school graduates, and fostering the growth of both medical students and interns or residents into mature professionals and leaders in both the healthcare field and the military.


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We want students to feel as involved as possible in their university experience, so we encourage you to learn more about what student activities we have to offer and the staff that helps create them.

Student Affairs

Going to school on base is a new and exciting experience for many. We offer opportunities to see the campus and get to know our faculty and current student body with both virtual and in-person open house tours.

Open House

Fostering the next generation is vital to us. We offer opportunities for middle and high schoolers to get involved on campus and learn more about the medical and research fields with our summer internships.



USU medical students have the opportunity to volunteer at various high schools, middle schools, elementary schools, and undergraduate universities to expose young students to military medicine. They share some of the do’s and don’t’s for preparing and applying to USU, and to medical school in general. USU students speak about their journey to medical school, sharing advice on classes they took and majors they chose and why. Our students have also volunteered at STEM fairs at middle schools where we conducted various science activities such as DNA extractions and listening to heartbeats with a stethoscope. Some of our students also volunteer at local Title 1 schools to help students with reading.



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schools visited each year


medical students volunteer at local schools and nationwide universities


young students exposed to military medicine


Military Medicine Ambassadors (MMAs) are “field” representatives of military medicine, located across the United States and the world, who provide information to interested pre-medical students and medical school applicants about medical school officer accession pathways, Uniformed Services University (USU), and the Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP). Anyone who has a sincere interest in military medicine, including students, may participate as a MMA in recruitment events.

One of the goals of this program is for MMAs to develop relationships with pre-medical programs, pre-health advisors, military recruiters, and interested applicants by sharing their personal experiences and knowledge about life as a uniformed physician and their medical school journey. Another goal is to increase the visibility and representation of USU as a modern, diverse medical school with superior medical training, exceptional and supportive faculty, extensive leadership development, and innovative field experiences.  Volunteers are able to participate as their schedules permit, and they will be provided with all the information and supplies necessary. Training, both asynchronous and/or live virtual, may be required annually to participate, and MMAs can utilize this training and recruitment work for their professional resume or curriculum vitae.

Ready to become an MMA? Register below.