Military Medicine Interest Group

Dedicated to the development of military medical students at UNC School of Medicine and the service of US veterans

The Military Medicine Interest Group educates students about the practice of medicine in the military, what makes military medicine unique, and the vast opportunities available during active duty service. The group is also building the foundation for several service programs directed at the support of veterans and their families. We are lucky enough to have members representing the United States Navy, Army, and Air Force. To keep up with the MMIG and other exciting military medicine programs here at UNC, tune in to the UNC Military Medicine News page.

Currently, our group is in the process of instituting exciting new veteran service initiatives centered around UNC Hospitals and planning fundraising events for the 2015-2016 school year. For information about our service efforts, please visit our new veteran service initiatives page, and for details about fundraising, please visit our fundraising efforts page.

Former service members who are interested in a career in medicine or who are planning to apply to UNC School of Medicine are all encouraged to visit our Veteran Recruitment page for information about the application process, resources available for navigating the process, and more!

In addition to our service efforts, the MMIG is also planning more traditional interest group activities including but not limited to: veteran and military physician guest speakers, former service faculty and medical student camaraderie events with mentorship opportunities, and fun group bonding and team-building activities like a ruck march/tough mudder and more. More information can be found on our group activities page.

Any medical student considering joining the Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) with any branch of the military and at any medical school is welcome to contact the group leadership for more information about military medicine, what it’s like to be an HPSP student or medical student in general, or to learn about how we got our group and service projects off the ground.
Any student who is currently a member of an HPSP program is welcome to visit our “HPSP Advice” page here, containing documents compiled with the assistance of third and fourth year HPSP students and physicians. In addition to the HPSP advice page, the Department of Defense “HPSP Medical Student Survival Guide” is available here. A final resource for current HPSP or FAP members, a “Navy Reserve Medical Core Career Development Planning Guide” which contains an in-depth description of opportunities in the reserve medical core, a description of the Medical Core structure and leadership structure, and thoughtful advice with mapped out paths to success was generously provided to the MMIG by USN RDML Charles D. Harr, M.D. All these resources are available on the HPSP Advice tab at the top of the page.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:

Gabe Mason,


The MMIG is currently under the faculty leadership of:

Timothy Weiner M.D., CDR, USN

Martin McCaffrey M.D., CAPT, USN (Ret).