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Overview
Emergency medicine physicians treat patients that require immediate medical attention. As an officer on the U.S. Army health care team, you can build a distinguished medical career while making a difference in the lives of the Soldiers and their families.


Job Duties
Examine, diagnose and treat the initial phase of disease or injury

Exercise command of medical units as provided by law and regulation

Perform staff functions in health support for commanders at all levels

Medical research on diseases of military importance

Participate in Graduate Medical Education and train other personnel

Serve unique duty positions for the department of emergency medicine and the medical school faculty

Requirements
Active Duty


Doctor of medicine/osteopathy degree from an accredited U.S. school (foreign graduates may apply if they have a permanent certificate from the Educational Commission of Foreign Medical Graduates)

Current, unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico

Board certified or board eligibile

Completion of at least one year of an approved graduate medical education internship

Completion of a training program in emergency medicine

Must be between 21 and 42 years of age (may request a waiver)

Army Reserve


In addition to the above qualifications, permanent U.S. residency is required for Reserve duty officers.

Training
Job training for an Army medical officer includes first-year graduate medical education, residency and fellowship programs. Qualifying students benefit through unique training experiences and get to attend certain military short courses designed to develop tactical, technical and operational skills unique to the military environment.

As an Army Medical Corps officer, you'll have access to the most sophisticated technologies and the opportunity to consult with experts in both the military and private sectors.


Helpful Skills
Ability to make accurate, immediate decisions

Perform under stress

Apply critical technical and thinking skills


Compensation
Active Duty
In addition to the many privileges that come from being on the U.S. Army health care team, you'll also be rewarded with:


30 days of vacation with pay earned annually

Noncontributory retirement benefits with 20 years of qualifying service

No-cost or low-cost medical and dental care for you and your family


Army Reserve


Health Professional Special Pay

Health Professionals Loan Repayment

Noncontributory retirement benefits at age 60 with 20 years of qualifying service

Low-cost life and dental insurance, and travel opportunities


Active Duty & Reserve


Commissary/Post exchange shopping privileges

Flexible retirement savings/investment plan similar to a 401(k)

Paid continuing education and specialized training

Education Benefits
Active Duty
Applicants may be eligible to receive a sign-on bonus and/or up to $120,000 in student loan repayment.

Army Reserve
If you are a physician in certain specialties, you may qualify for HPLR to repay your medical school loans.

For more information, contact SFC Donald Forte via email at USARMY.KNOX.USAREC.LIST.9A2W@mail.mil or by phone at 502-851-5660.

The United States Army Medical Department (AMEDD) is one of the largest and most advanced health care systems in the world. Here, your experience and dedication will mean more than you can imagine. The training and unique cases will advance your career. Currently offering incentives in Health Professional Student Loan Repayment, Accession Bonus and Variable Specialty Pays. Soldiers and their Families will count on you; To heal. To save. To serve. EXPECT RESPECT. RESPONSIBILITY. REWARDS. There are more benefits to being part of the U.S. Army health care team than you think. Benefits that can advance your skills and knowledge, shape your perspective, and provide you a comfortable and rewarding lifestyle. Whether you choose the U.S. Army as your career or serve in the U.S. Army Reserve while maintaining your existing practice, you'll enter as a commissioned officer. You'll gain the respect, responsibility and prestige that are afforded your rank. Pittsburgh Medical Recruiting Center within the 1st Medical Recruiting Battalion covers 30,000 square miles of the states of Pennsylvania and West Virginia, to include 79 hospitals, 5 professional and 36 undergraduate colleges and universities, one MEPS, multiple Army Reserve Units, and numerous professional medical societies in the state of Pennsylvania. Our office is located in Pittsburgh.