OFFICER BASIC COURSE
As an Army Medical Department (AMEDD) officer, you won't participate in the Basic Training that enlisted Soldiers go through. Instead, you'll attend an Officer Basic Course (OBC), a basic orientation course to the Army Health Care system and the Army way of life.
Officer Basic Course for active duty officers is held four times a year at the AMEDD Center & School in Fort Sam Houston and lasts from ten to 14 weeks. Officers in the Army Reserve go to OBC for two weeks.
Your training time depends on your chosen specialty and whether or not you have prior military experience. You must also meet height and weight standards, as well as pass the Army Physical Fitness Test.
After completing OBC, AMEDD officers report to their initial active duty assignment. Students return to their academic training following successful completion of OBC.
Here is a brief overview of what to expect at the Officer Basic Course.