PLAY A VITAL ROLE IN THE LIVES OF OUR NATION’S DEFENDERS
As a Thoracic Surgeon on the U.S. Army health care team, you’ll be at the forefront of medical innovation in thoracic trauma, oncology and respiratory medicine. You’ll examine, diagnose, treat or prescribe courses of treatment and surgery for patients having surgical needs of the vascular system and performing required surgery. Additionally when you join the Army Medical Corps, you’ll be making a difference in the lives of our Soldiers and the country at large while gaining access to invaluable opportunities, like supporting humanitarian missions, leadership training and a competitive benefit package. If you choose to serve in the Army Reserve, you can continue to work in your community and serve when needed. Whichever you choose, you’ll train to become a leader in your specialized field while enjoying the privileges that come with being an officer. Join us and work alongside professionals at the top of their fields while helping expand the boundaries of thoracic surgery.
Repayment of qualified education loans to lending institution, paid annually over a maximum of 3 years while serving
Based on your area of concentration, you may be eligible for an accessions bonus, paid over a four-year period while serving
No-cost or low-cost medical and dental care for you and your family
30 days of paid vacation earned annually
Commissary and post exchange shopping privileges
Enrollment into the Uniformed Services Blended Retirement System
Specialized training to become a leader in medicine
Doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathy degree from an accredited U.S. school of medicine or osteopathy; foreign graduates may apply with 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 at least one year of an approved graduate medical education internship
Completion of a training program in thoracic surgery
Between 21 and 42 years of age (waivers granted on a case-by-case basis)
ARMY MEDICAL TEAM: WHAT TO EXPECT
JOINING THE ARMY MEDICAL TEAM
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. The health care lifestyle will give you respect, responsibility and prestige that are afforded your rank.
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