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The SPECIALIZED TRAINING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM is designed for physicians to join during CIVILIAN residency and receive a monthly stipend of over $2200 per month. STRAP is an excellent opportunity that can help you pay off up to $250,000 of your student loans. In total it will pay you over $32,000 a year, in addition to what you will be paid by the residency.

No interruptions in your training. After completing your CIVILIAN residency, youll serve two years in the Army Reserve for each year or partial year you received the stipend. One weekend per month - PART TIME COMMITMENT

While you can train near home, ready to serve when needed, your total time obligation is determined on an individual
basis. Army Reserve physicians usually practice in medical treatment facilities and units close to home. But because
we are sensitive to your personal and professional demands, well work with you to ensure you are able to take advantage of all that the Army Reserve can offer. Whatever your particular needs, goals or objectives, well do all we can to accommodate you and your schedule. You are afforded the strength to heal and the experience of a lifetime.

This is your chance to tackle the most unique cases and help patients who truly need your assistance. As an emergency physician and officer on the U.S. Army Reserve health care team, youll practice in your community and serve when needed. Your colleagues will be at the top of their fields. Youll care for a diverse patient population that includes our nations Soldiers and their families.

Benefits include:
Health Professionals Loan Repayment of up to $250,000 (maximum of $40,000 per year) may be applied toward qualified school loans
Paid continuing education and training
Non-contributory retirement benefits at age 60 with 20 years of qualifying service
Low-cost life and dental insurance
Travel opportunities, including humanitarian missions
Commissary and post exchange shopping privileges
Flexible, portable retirement savings and investment plan similar to a 401(k)
Privileges that come with being an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve
Training to become a leader in your field

Requirements include:
Doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathy degree from an accredited U.S. school of medicine or osteopathy; foreign graduates may apply if they have a permanent certificate from the Educational Council of Foreign Medical Graduates
Current license to practice medicine in the United States, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico
Eligibility for board certification
Completion of a training program in emergency medicine
Between 21 and 42 years of age
Permanent U.S. residency
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.