At the forefront of innovation in a wide range of surgical procedures, the U.S. Army is an ideal choice for general surgeons who not only want to advance their careers but also want to advance the practice of surgery. From groundbreaking work in regenerative medicine to the development of 3-D anatomical models to aid in surgical pre- and post-op planning, the surgical advancements being pioneered right now by the U.S. Army Medical Department are improving outcomes for their patients and changing the practice of medicine.
Unique duty positions include: Chief, Department of Surgery; Surgical Consultant; Medical School Faculty Appointment.
As a General Surgeon, you have two distinct career options with the U.S. Army offering substantial benefits: Reservist (part-time) and Active Duty (full-time). A Reservist career places you in the driver's seat allowing you more control of managing your time, location, and career progression. An Active Army career comes with a career management team ensuring that you have opportunities to excel to include assignments that will propel you beyond your peers with no overhead costs including malpractice insurance.
As a Reservist and in Residency, you are eligible to receive:
After Residency, you will serve with a Reserve unit in your community. You will:
If you want more than a part-time career in uniform, an Active Duty career provides:
I highly encourage you to reach out to discuss what the Army has to offer. We are not a hard sell team and love to talk about the Army Medical mission and what it can offer you. We can put you in touch with current serving and practicing physicians that can provide you with their experiences and relevant advice. Incentives presented are subject to change in amount and availability
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