Army Medical Corps

As a physician on the U.S. Army health care team, you can be eligible for up to $120,000 to pay down your medical school debt through the Active Duty Health Professional Loan Repayment Program

Army Medical Corps

As a health care professional with the U.S. Army Reserve, you’ll be exposed to new techniques, procedures and points of view. You’ll also gain knowledge and skills that you’ll be proud to take home to your own practice.

Army Medicine

When you enter the U.S. Army as a commissioned officer, you become part of the largest and most esteemed health care organization in the world.To provide the highest level of quality patient care, we give you every opportunity to perfect your specialty. We’ll help you to stay abreast of the newest developments, techniques and latest trends through continuing education courses, seminars and conferences that will help you expand your knowledge and further your career.

You’ll work with men and women who pioneer innovative medical techniques and breakthroughs. You’ll be given the opportunity to contribute to medical research. And most important of all, you’ll care for Soldiers and their families in some of the world’s most renowned hospitals, clinics and facilities.

You also have the option of serving as an active duty physician or in the U.S. Army Reserve.
Serving in the reserve gives you the option of working in the private sector while gaining the benefits and experience of serving on the Army health care team.

To find out more about becoming an Army physician, contact a recruiter.

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Physicians Benefits

Army physicians benefit from the service’s commitment to an excellent quality of life. From 30 days’ paid vacation to comfortable on-base housing, and more, the U.S. Army offers many benefits designed to improve your quality of life.

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Army Physician Careers


The Army Medical Corps offers practice opportunities for physicians in more than 40 specialty and subspecialty areas—from allergists to urologists. You’ll be part of a truly integrated health care team, working with professionals who are passionate about their work and dedicated to providing the highest standard of patient care to our Soldiers and their families.

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Army Medical Corps

Physician PROFILES

Meet some of the dedicated physicians and surgeons that are members of the Army health care team.

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Army Medical Corps


The Army Medical Corps contains over 40 specialties, including internal medicine, neurosurgery, pathology, anesthesiology and psychiatry. As a physician and officer, you'll do much more than practice medicine. You’ll be trained as a leader and you'll be given the opportunity to participate in pioneering medical discovery and research. Learn more.

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Orthopaedic Surgeon - San Antonio, Texas (HPSP)

I feel an overwhelming sense of pride every single time I walk out of the operating room. I'm doing what I love to do.

I'm Captain James Allen Blair, Jr., M.D. I work here at Brooke Army Medical Center in the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. I'm an Orthopaedic Surgery resident.

At Brooke Army Medical Center – and for me, specifically, in orthopaedics – the stuff we do is very similar to the guys downtown at University Hospital in the civilian sector. But I hear their stories where a patient's care will be dictated by an insurance plan and whether or not the patient can pay. That's a non-factor for us.

I attended Medical School at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia under the Health Professions Scholarship Program. The Army paid 100% of my tuition, my books and my fees, and I got a small stipend each month that went to rent. So I was able to live much more financially care-free than many of my friends, who had taken out literally hundreds of thousands of dollars in loans.

The technology that I've seen has been state-of-the-art. Our operating rooms were recently refurbished with different types of cameras and lighting systems that I've never seen anywhere else. It's comforting to see that it is money well spent.

My wife and I often use the commissary and the PX. Also, the gym here is free and it's very nice, with a very large track. We tend to go out to eat a lot. We do like to go down to the River Walk here in town. As long as we are here together doing something, that's fine by me.

The surgical and clinical skills that I've developed will impact every single patient I eventually treat. The training I receive here is, first and foremost, the number one thing that I'll take away for the rest of my life.