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Yale Graduate

Capt. Jocelyn Figueroa Blackwell, Family Physician (HPSP) - talks about role/experience/benefits - advantages of being an army doctor - you are allowed to pick your specialty, financial support, health insurance, excellent training & job o...

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  • Tracey Lyons

    See how Tracey gains valuable medical experience while taking care of Soldiers, ...

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs Featured

    TAGS: EMT Medical Corps

    Army Combat Medic
    Tracey Lyons
    00:37
  • CPT Christine Cerar Endodontic Resident

    Captain, Cerar talks about role/experience/benefits - Endodontic Resident. Discu...

    CATEGORY: Medicine

    TAGS: Dentist Army Healthcare

    CPT Christine Cerar Endodontic Resident
    1:47
  • 2nd Lieutenant. Martha Morales - Dental Student

    2nd lieutenant, Morales talks about role/experience/benefits - currently a dent...

    CATEGORY: Medicine

    TAGS: Dentist Army Healthcare

    2nd Lieutenant. Martha Morales - Dental Student
    1:15
  • Major Michele Pawlowicz - General Dentist (Reserve)

    Major, Pawlowicz talks about role/experience/benefits - General Dentist (Reserv...

    CATEGORY: Medicine

    TAGS: Dentist Army Healthcare

    Major Michele Pawlowicz - General Dentist (Reserve)
    00:59
  • Yale Graduate

    Capt. Jocelyn Figueroa Blackwell, Family Physician (HPSP) - talks about role/exp...

    CATEGORY: Medicine

    TAGS: Family Practice Army Healthcare

    Yale Graduate
    01:17
  • Just Getting Started: Orthopedic Surgeon Conducts Innovative Research

    As a healthcare professional in the Army, one may qualify for a full tuition sch...

    TAGS: orthopedic surgeon medical school scholarships full tuition scholarships health professions scholarship program latest technology

    Just Getting Started: Orthopedic Surgeon Conducts Innovative Research
    02:11
  • Triple Threat: Performing Patient Care, Research and Mentorship

    As a pediatric infectious disease physician in the U.S. Army, Maj. Ashley Marani...

    TAGS: mentorship Medical Research medical school scholarships patient care health professions scholarship program

    Triple Threat: Performing Patient Care, Research and Mentorship
    02:20
  • Family Man: A Family Medicine Physician on the Army Healthcare Team

    As a family physician and AMEDD officer on the U.S. Army healthcare team, Lt. Co...

    TAGS: family man family physician army physician amedd officer family medicine physician

    Family Man: A Family Medicine Physician on the Army Healthcare Team
    02:15
  • Opportunities

    1st Lieutenant Savannah Estes, Critical Care Nurse talks about role/experience/b...

    CATEGORY: Medicine

    TAGS: Nurse Medical Professions

    Opportunities
    02:24
  • Captain Samuel Sama - Critical Care Nurse

    Captain Samuel Sama, Critical Care Nurse talks about role/experience/benefits - ...

    CATEGORY: Medicine

    TAGS: Nurse Medical Corps

    Captain Samuel Sama - Critical Care Nurse
    01:28
  • Saving Dogs that Save Soldiers

    As a child, he “wanted to be able to fix dogs.” Now Lt. Col. Rob Goodman is an A...

    CATEGORY: Medicine

    TAGS: Veterinarian Medical Corps

    Saving Dogs that Save Soldiers
    01:26
  • Benefits Overview

    Learn more about the benefits you'll receive in the Army.

    CATEGORY: Family

    TAGS: Army Healthcare Benefits

    Benefits Overview
    02:08
  • Episode 3:

    The Army promotes healthy living. Just ask a professional chef.

    CATEGORY: Medicine

    TAGS: 68M Nutrition

    Episode 3:
  • Episode 8:

    The Army and the NHL are both physically demanding jobs. Find out just how simi...

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs

    TAGS: Physical Therapist 65B

    Episode 8:
  • U.S. Army Dietician / NBA Chef

    See how keeping Soldiers and NBA players in top physical form includes a healthy...

    CATEGORY: Medicine

    TAGS: 68M Nutrition

    U.S. Army Dietician / NBA Chef
    05:23
  • Physical Therapist / Philadelphia Flyers Trainer

    What’s the difference between treating Soldiers and NHL players? Watch and disco...

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs

    TAGS: Physical Therapist 65B

    Physical Therapist / Philadelphia Flyers Trainer
    04:08
  • Benefits Overview

    The Army Reserve helps you get ahead after active duty. Benefits include: valuab...

    CATEGORY: Benefits

    TAGS: Army Reserve Army Healthcare

    Benefits Overview
    00:42
  • True Camaraderie

    Cadet Marissa Bernadette (Reserve) talks about experience/benefits - Experience ...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Nurse

    True Camaraderie
    01:50
  • Furthering Her Career

    Cadet Marissa Bernadette (Reserve) talks about experience/benefits - similarites...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Nurse

    Furthering Her Career
    01:25
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Yale Graduate

Capt. Jocelyn Figueroa Blackwell, Family Physician (HPSP) - talks about role/experience/benefits - advantages of being an army doctor - you are allowed to pick your specialty, financial support, health insurance, excellent training & job o...

I'm Captain Jocelyn Figueroa Blackwell. I'm a family physician.
I work at Fort Bragg, North Carolina at Clark Health clinic and WOMACK Army Medical Center. I got my Bachelor of Arts at Yale University, in New Haven, Connecticut.
My senior year of college I applied to medical school, and as soon as I got an acceptance, I called an Army recruiter and said, I need a scholarship to go to medical school. I want to join the Army, like my parents. It's probably the easiest recruit they've ever done.
The scholarship is great; because it does help you concentrate on the important thing, which is schooling. I never had to worry about when my financial aid was coming in, where the next paycheck was coming from.
I graduated with people who graduated with half a million dollars in debt. I didn't have to worry about that at all. In the Army you are allowed to pick your specialty. You are not forced to pick one or the other. You can pick any specialty you want.
In the Army I think you do have more of an opportunity for travel; for vacation, for off time, for your hobbies. It's encouraged ? absolutely encouraged. I do love to travel. I get thirty days vacation a year, not including holidays.
My last travel outside the country was to the Dominican Republic to go scuba diving.
There are many reasons to join the Army as a physician. I can think of many reasons: financial support, health insurance, excellent training, excellent job opportunities, serving your country, and making a difference.
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