HEALTH PROFESSIONALS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Army Medical Corps

Whether you’ve just begun your undergraduate studies or have accepted a seat in medical school, you can take advantage of the programs the U.S. Army provides for students pursuing careers in health care.

Army Medicine
Army Health Care General Surgeons

Active Army professionals are members of a multidisciplinary team focused on providing the best health care possible. Here, there aren't any concerns about running a practice, hiring employees, processing insurance, purchasing equipment, stocking supplies or paying malpractice insurance.

You'll also have opportunities to develop even more specialized skills than those you already have. From continuing education courses and seminars to clinical research and teaching, you'll be able to enhance your level of expertise.

Plus, the U.S. Army offers scholarships and student loan repayment assistance to students and recent graduates in many health care fields.

You have many career options. Learn more about the benefits that come with serving your country.

ACTIVE AMEDD BENEFITS

  • Training to become a leader among your peers
  • Paid continuing education, including clinical specialization courses
  • Travel opportunities, including humanitarian missions
  • No-cost or low-cost medical and dental care for you and your family
  • Noncontributory retirement benefits with 20 years of qualifying service
  • 30 days of paid vacation earned annually
  • No premiums for malpractice insurance
  • Rank and privileges of an officer in the U.S. Army
  • Commissary and post exchange shopping privileges
  • A flexible, portable retirement savings and investment plan similar to a 401(k)

RESERVE AMEDD BENEFITS

  • Paid continuing education, including specialized training courses
  • Training to become a leader among your peers
  • Travel opportunities, including humanitarian missions
  • Low-cost life and dental insurance
  • Noncontributory retirement benefits at age 60 with 20 years of qualifying service
  • Networking opportunities
  • Rank and privileges of an officer in the U.S. Army
  • Commissary and post exchange shopping privileges
  • A flexible, portable retirement savings and investment plan similar to a 401(k)

FINANCIAL INCENTIVES FOR DENTAL CORPS

ACTIVE

  • Dental Officer Accession Bonus of $75,000
  • Variable Specialty Pay of $3,000 to $12,000 annually, based on length of service
  • Board Certified Pay of $2,500 to $6,000 annually for board-certified dentists
  • Dental Additional Special Pay of $4,000 to $15,000, based on creditable service
  • Dental Officer Multiyear Retention Bonus of $13,000 to $50,000 annually, based on specialty and length of contract
  • Provides up to $120,000 to pay down qualifying dental school loans through the Active Duty Health Professions Loan Repayment Program; participants receive $40,000 per year for three years

RESERVE

  • Special Pay of $75,000 for general dentists, comprehensive dentists, prosthodontists and oral surgeons, paid in yearly increments of $25,000 for three years
  • Dental school loan repayment of up to $50,000 over three years through the Healthcare Professionals Loan Repayment Program; participants receive $20,000 per year for the first two years and $10,000 the third year

FINANCIAL INCENTIVES FOR MEDICAL CORPS

ACTIVE

  • Variable Special Pay of $1,200 to $12,000 annually, based on length of service
  • Board Certification Pay of $2,500 to $6,000 annually for board-certified physicians
  • Medical Additional Special Pay of $15,000
    Incentive Special Pay of $12,000 to $36,000 paid annually
  • Multiyear Special Pay of $6,000 to $14,0000 annually, based on specialty and total number of contract years served
  • Provides up to $120,000 to pay down qualifying medical school loans through the Active Duty Health Professions Loan Repayment Program; participants receive $40,000 per year for three years.

RESERVE

  • Reserve physicians are eligible to receive the Health Professions Special Pay of $75,000, paid in yearly increments of $25,000 for three years
  • Medical school loan repayment of up to $50,000 over three years through the Healthcare Professions Loan Repayment Program; participants receive $20,000 per year for the first two years and $10,000 the third year.

FINANCIAL INCENTIVES FOR ALLIED HEALTH CORPS

ACTIVE

  • Pharmacist Accession Bonus of $30,000, paid in lump sum at first duty assignment
  • Provides up to $120,000 to pay down qualifying pharmacy school loans through the Active Duty Health Professions Loan Repayment Program; participants receive $40,000 per year for three years
  • Specialty Pay of $2,000 to $5,000 available to board-certified, nonphysician health care providers, including occupational therapists, physical therapists, dietitians and physician assistants
  • Physician assistants can receive up to $120,000 to pay down qualifying student school loans through the Active Duty Health Professions Loan Repayment Program; participants receive $40,000 per year for three years

RESERVE

  • Optometrists are eligible for Health Professionals Special Pay of $45,000, paid in $15,000 increments over three years
  • Clinical psychologists are eligible for Health Professionals Special Pay of $45,000, paid in $15,000 increments over three years
  • Entomologists, microbiologists, clinical laboratory, and nuclear medicine are eligible for Health Professionals Special Pay of $30,000, paid in $10,000 increments over three years
  • Qualifying optometrists, clinical psychologists, microbiologists, clinical laboratory, nuclear medicine, and entomologists are eligible for student loan repayment of up to $50,000 over three years through the Healthcare Professionals Loan Repayment Program; participants receive $20,000 per year for the first two years and $10,000 the third year

FINANCIAL INCENTIVES FOR NURSE CORPS

ACTIVE

  • Active Army Nurse Accession Bonus of $20,000 or $30,000 (up to $10,000 if combined with loan repayment program)
  • Active Duty Health Professions Loan Repayment Program provides up to $120,000 for the repayment of qualifying educational loans; participants can receive $40,000 per year for up to three years
  • Nurse anesthetists can receive Active Duty Special Pay of $15,000 to $40,000 annually, depending on the length of your agreement
  • Nurse anesthetists, family nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists and nurse midwives are eligible for Board Certification Pay of $2,000 to $6,000 per year. This incentive is based on active duty experience in specialty.

RESERVE

  • Community/public health, critical care, medical-surgical, perioperative and nurse anesthetists are eligible for student loan repayment of up to $50,000 over three years through the Healthcare Professionals Loan Repayment Program; participants receive $20,000 per year for the first two years and $10,000 the third year
  • Special Pay of $30,000 ($10,000 per year for three years ) to nurses with a BSN, MSN, DNSc or Ph.D. in nursing

FINANCIAL INCENTIVES FOR VETERINARY CORPS

ACTIVE

  • Diplomate Board Certified Pay of $2,000 to $5,000 annually for veterinarians who have received a diploma in a specialty recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Provides up to $120,000 to pay down qualifying veterinary school loans through the Active Duty Health Professions Loan Repayment Program; participants receive $40,000 per year for three years

RESERVE

  • Special Pay of $75,000, paid in three yearly increments of $25,000
  • Veterinarians are eligible for student loan repayment of up to $50,000 over three years through the Healthcare Professionals Loan Repayment Program; participants receive $20,000 per year for the first two years and $10,000 the third year
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