Army Medical Corps

Whether you’ve just begun your undergraduate studies or have accepted a seat in medical school, you can take advantage of the programs the U.S. Army provides for students pursuing careers in health care.

Army Medicine
Madigan Army Medical Center

The facility is located on 120 acres of land, and its health care mission is executed by nearly 4,000 staff members, who include hundreds of civilian and military doctors, nurses, residents, interns and fellows. Madigan also boasts a robust internal American Red Cross program. There are approximately 200 volunteers who donate thousands of hours of free service monthly.

The hospital was named for Col. Patrick S. Madigan, known as “The Father of Army Neuropsychiatry,” and who was the assistant to the Surgeon General of the United States Army from 1940 to 1943.

Since its opening in 1944, the center has a full spectrum of specialty and subspecialty services for adult and pediatric patients to including Developmental Pediatrics, Hematology and Oncology, and Radiation Therapy.

Recently, the hospital's Andersen Simulation Center, which helps train thousands of doctors, nurses and medics each year, received a three-year accreditation from the American College of Surgeons, becoming the only Defense Department medical educational institution to attain that status. And Madigan's simulation center is one of only 21 surgical simulation centers in the U.S. to achieve a Level One status, the highest for a center of surgical education excellence.

As a teaching institute, Madigan also has outstanding Graduate Medical and Nursing Education programs. Residents and fellows enrolled in Madigan's Graduate Medical Education program have consistently scored in the 90th percentile on state and national examinations, making Madigan a highly desirable place to train.


  • Olympia, Washington's capital, is located 12 miles southwest and Seattle, the state's largest city, is one hour north.
  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord
  • The most popular nearby site is Mount Rainier, which can be seen most days from Fort Lewis.
  • There are several shopping areas nearby that include three malls.

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