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
Army Nurse Corps

Most Army installations offer a wealth of recreational activities such as golf, tennis, health clubs and swimming pools. For your convenience, you’ll find commissaries (grocery stores), post exchange stores (retail), dry cleaners, day care centers and other helpful amenities. You may also find community clubs, theaters and libraries. Biking, hiking, camping, hunting and fishing areas are normally close to every installation. Active duty members may choose to live on the installation in military housing or opt to live off base and receive a generous housing allowance. Learn more about Army recreation facilities and programs.

Military Doctor vs Civilian Doctor

In addition to providing an ideal living environment, the Army offers the following personal rewards as well that many civilian doctors may have to pay for at a premium:

  • 30 days of vacation with pay earned annually
  • No-cost or low-cost medical and dental care for you and your family
  • Low-cost insurance
  • Attractive retirement benefits after 20 years of qualifying service
  • Thrift Savings Plan — a flexible, portable retirement savings and investment fund similar to a 401(k). For more information about the Thrift Savings Plan and the matching-fund program, please contact a recruiter or visit the official TSP website at