Thank you for your interest in the Senior Commissioned Officer Student and Training and Externship Program i.e. SRCOSTEP).

To learn more about the SRCOSTEP program, please visit

When the application period opens, please contact the Commissioned Corps Recruitment Call Center to complete the preliminary screening at 1-888-225-3302. The Corps Recruitment Call Center is open Monday through Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm EST, and closed on federal holidays.

Call Center eligibility screening Application deadline
June 3, 2019 to July 3, 2019 August 3, 2019

The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) will be sponsoring most students selected for the SRCOSTEP program. A small number of positions are available with other agencies, such as the Indian Health Service (IHS). This program is highly competitive and positions are limited.

Students of the following disciplines are encouraged to apply:

  • Nurse
  • Physician Assistant
  • Pharmacist
  • Physical/Occupational Therapist
  • Dentist
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Medical Lab Scientist
  • Dietician
  • Optometrist
  • Veterinarians