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.
- Examine, diagnose and treat or prescribe course of treatment and surgery for patients with injuries or disorders with surgical conditions, and perform required surgery.
- Provide consultation and advice to the command and staff regarding surgical matters.
- Conduct and supervise direct patient care, and 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 health support for commanders at all levels.
- Conduct medical research on diseases of military importance, and conduct, supervise and participate in graduate medical education and training of other medical personnel needed to sustain a robust and readily available medical system.
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:
- A monthly stipend of nearly $2,400 while enrolled in an accredited residency program.
- Up to $250,000 in qualifying loan repayment (up to $40,000 maximum per year) upon completing two years of qualified service.
- $75,000 Annual Bonus elected for 3 or 4 years.
- Low-cost medical care for you and your family.
- Additionally, the Army will not require any time of you away from your Residency.
After Residency, you will serve with a Reserve unit in your community. You will:
- Receive drill pay.
- Continued medical coverage for you and your family.
- Remaining loan repayment.
- Opportunities for travel in support of humanitarian missions.
- Serve an estimated 36 days per year with possible schedule flexibility.
If you want more than a part-time career in uniform, an Active Duty career provides:
- A $400,000 signing bonus paid over a 4-year Active Duty obligation.
- Up to $120,000 in qualifying loan repayment.
- Pay commensurate with a Captain (CPT/O-3) rank (or higher based on your experience).
- Travel opportunities to include humanitarian missions.
- Potential for overseas assignments (Germany, Italy, Hawaii to name a few).
- 30 days of paid vacation earned annually.
- A military retirement system.
- No-cost medical care for you and your family and low-cost dental/vision coverage.
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