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

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

Pediatric & Radiology Residents Capt. Susan Mosier, Capt. Andrew Mosier

Pathologist (Army Reserve) – Lt. Col. John Hunnicutt

Family Physician – Maj. Jonathan Craig Taylor

Family Physician – Capt. Jocelyn Figueroa Blackwell

Preventive Medicine – Lt. Col. James Mancuso

Nuclear Medicine – Maj. Shane Anderson

Internal Medicine – Capt. Michael Rose

Anesthesiologists – Capt. Michelle Noye, Capt. Derick Munday

General Surgeons – Capt. Shimul Patel, Capt. Mark Hardin and Maj. Karen Callaghan

Obstestrician / Gynecologist – Ernesto Cardenas

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.