Within this team environment, you'll be working with peers, not competitors, as you rely on each other to get the job done. You have enough autonomy and independence to run your own practice, but you'll also have the advantage of working with other health care professionals from different disciplines, not to mention having one of the largest global research networks behind you.
As an officer, you'll also be a team leader. You'll be responsible for the training and mentoring of junior Soldiers in your specialty, and you'll have a dedicated staff to support your practice. Working together as one team is all part of a philosophy of the U.S. Army.