Dr. Borders graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Missouri, Columbia with a B.A. in Chemistry. From there, he attended the University of Missouri and graduated Cum Laude as a Doctor of Medicine. Dr. Borders completed his transitional internship at Malcolm Grow USAF Hospital at Andrews AFB in Maryland. He then fulfilled the position of flight surgeon/chief of flight medicine at Vance Medical Clinic at Vance AFB in Oklahoma. Dr. Borders went on to Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center at Lackland AFB in Texas to complete his Diagnostic Radiology residency.