- Active Duty
- Army Reserve
- Open to Women
- Entry Level
Pathologists diagnose disease by using organs, tissue and body fluids. As an officer on the U.S. Army health care team, you can build a distinguished medical career while making a difference in the lives of the Soldiers and their families.
- Directs/supervises medical laboratories and conducts clinical and anatomical pathological examinations
- Exercise command of medical units as provided by law and regulation
- Perform staff functions in health support for commanders at all levels
- Medical research on diseases of military importance
- Participate in graduate medical education and train other personnel
- Serve unique duty positions for the department of pathology, the anatomical pathology service, the clinical pathology service and the medical school faculty
- Doctor of medicine/osteopathy degree from an accredited U.S. school (foreign graduates may apply if they have a permanent certificate from the Educational Commission of Foreign Medical Graduates)
- Current license to practice medicine in the United States, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico
- Eligibility for board certification
- Completion of at least one year of an approved graduate medical education internship
- Completion of a training program in pathology
- Must be between 21 and 42 years of age (may request a waiver)
- Must be a U.S. citizen
- In addition to the above qualifications, permanent U.S. residency is required for Reserve duty officers.
Job training for an Army medical officer includes first-year graduate medical education, residency and fellowship programs. Qualifying students benefit through unique training experiences and get to attend certain military short courses designed to develop tactical, technical and operational skills unique to the military environment.
As an Army Medical Corps officer, you’ll have access to the most sophisticated technologies and the opportunity to consult with experts in both the military and private sectors.
- Ability to make accurate, immediate decisions
- Perform under stress
- Apply critical technical and thinking skills
- Tremendous concentration
In addition to the many privileges that come from being on the U.S. Army health care team, you’ll also be rewarded with:
- 30 days of paid vacation earned annually
- Noncontributory retirement benefits with 20 years of qualifying service
- No-cost or low-cost medical and dental care for you and your family
- Health Professional Special Pay
- Health Professionals Loan Repayment
- Noncontributory retirement benefits at age 60 with 20 years of qualifying service
- Low-cost life and dental insurance, and travel opportunities
Active Duty & Reserve
- Commissary/Post exchange shopping privileges
- Flexible retirement savings/investment plan similar to a 401(k)
- May receive pay for continuing education and specialized training
The Army Medical Corps pays 100 percent of a student’s tuition, as well as expenses for required books, equipment and most academic fees. Medical students may also be eligible to receive a sign-on bonus, and active duty physicians can earn up to $120,000 in student loan repayment.
If you are a physician in certain specialties, you may qualify for HPLR to repay your medical school loans.
PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESS (PaYS) Program
Those interested in this job may be eligible for civilian employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program. The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military friendly employers that are looking for experience and trained Veterans to join their organization. Find out more about the Army PaYS Program at http://www.armypays.com.
- Johns Hopkins
- GE Healthcare
- Cleveland Clinic
- Mercy Medical Center