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PULMONARY DISEASE/CRITICAL CARE OFFICER (60F)

Enlisted Officer
Active Duty Army Reserve Open to Women Entry Level
OVERVIEW

Pulmonary disease officer examines and treats patients with diseases of the respiratory system. As an officer on the U.S. Army health care team, you can build a distinguished medical career while making a difference in the lives of the Soldiers and their families.

JOB DUTIES

Recommend treatment and therapy for patients with respiratory ailments in the intensive care units
Exercise command of medical units as provided by law and regulation
Perform staff functions in health support for commanders at all levels
Medical research on diseases of military importance
Participate in graduate medical education and train other personnel
Serve unique duty positions as a chief, consultant and/or faculty member in pulmonary disease service
REQUIREMENTS

Active Duty
Doctor of medicine/osteopathy degree from an accredited U.S. school (foreign graduates may apply if they have a permanent certificate from the Educational Commission 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 pulmonary medicine
Must be between 21 and 42 years of age (may request a waiver Locate A Recruiter for more information)
Must be a U.S. citizen

Army Reserve
In addition to the above qualifications, permanent U.S. residency is required for Reserve duty officers.
TRAINING

Job training for an Army medical officer includes first-year graduate medical education, residency and fellowship programs. Qualifying students benefit through unique training experiences and get to attend certain military short courses designed to develop tactical, technical and operational skills unique to the military environment.

As an Army Medical Corps officer, you’ll have access to the most sophisticated technologies and the opportunity to consult with experts in both the military and private sectors.
HELPFUL SKILLS

Ability to make accurate, immediate decisions
Perform under stress
Apply critical technical and thinking skills
Tremendous concentration
COMPENSATION

Active Duty
In addition to the many privileges that come from being on the U.S. Army health care team, you’ll also be rewarded with:
30 days of paid vacation earned annually
Noncontributory retirement benefits with 20 years of qualifying service
No-cost or low-cost medical and dental care for you and your family

Army Reserve
Health Professional Special Pay
Health Professionals Loan Repayment
Noncontributory retirement benefits at age 60 with 20 years of qualifying service
Low-cost life and dental insurance, and travel opportunities

Active Duty & Reserve
Commissary/post exchange shopping privileges
Flexible retirement savings/investment plan similar to a 401(k)
May receive pay for continuing education and specialized training
EDUCATION BENEFITS

Active Duty
The Army Medical Corps pays 100 percent of a student’s tuition, as well as expenses for required books, equipment and most academic fees. Medical students may also be eligible to receive a sign-on bonus, and active duty physicians can earn up to $120,000 in student loan repayment.

Army Reserve
If you are a physician in certain specialties, you may qualify for HPLR to repay your medical school loans.
PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESS (PAYS) PROGRAM

Those interested in this job may be eligible for civilian employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program. The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military friendly employers that are looking for experience and trained Veterans to join their organization. Find out more about the Army PaYS Program at http://www.armypays.com.

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