Physicians


Medical Corps
Physicians are commissioned as Medical Corps (MC) officers in the Army Medical Department (AMEDD). MC officers conserve the Army’s fighting strength by providing the highest quality healthcare to Soldiers, family members, retirees and other eligible beneficiaries. MC officers conduct and supervise direct patient care, plan and execute disease prevention and health promotion programs, exercise command of medical units as provided by law and regulation, perform special staff functions in combat health support for commanders at all levels, conduct medical research on diseases of military importance, and conduct, supervise, and participate in the training of other medical personnel needed to sustain a robust and combat-ready medical system.

Incentives
In addition to the standard benefits, the Army National Guard offers additional incentives for Medical Corps officers:

  • Bonus Pay:
    $75,000 paid out at $25,000 per year for three years. This annual incentive pay is renewable after the initial three-year period under certain conditions.
  • Health Professional Loan Repayment Program (HPLRP):
    Provides up to $240,000, paid at $40,000 per year over six years, for the repayment of outstanding educational loans.
  • Specialized Training Assistance Program (STRAP):
    A monthly stipend of $2,178 for students in certain educational programs and residencies for designated specialties.
  • Continuing Medical Education Credit Funding:
    Provides up to $2,500 annually.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Be between the ages 21 and 55. Prior service military physicians can serve until age 66.
  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be eligible to receive a secret security clearance.
  • A Doctor of Medicine (MD) must:
  • be a graduate of an accredited U.S. school of medicine, with a Doctor of Medicine Degree, whose graduates are eligible to practice medicine or surgery in the U.S. or a U.S. Territory.*
  • have a current and permanent unrestricted license to practice medicine and surgery in the U.S. or a U.S. Territory.
  • have completed at least 12-months of First-Year Graduate Medical Education (FYGME) program approved by Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Medical Association (AMA), and remain in that program until residency is complete.
  • A Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) must:
  • be a graduate of an accredited College of Osteopathy, with a degree of Doctor of Osteopathy, from whose graduates are eligible to practice medicine or surgery in the U.S. or a U.S. Territory.*
  • have a current and permanent unrestricted license to practice medicine and surgery in the U.S. or a U.S. Territory.
  • have completed 12-months of FYGME in a hospital approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) or the AMA, and remain in that program until residency is complete.

* There are special provisions for Foreign Medical Graduates and Resident Physicians, please contact the recruiting team for more information.


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