Join an Elite Team as an Army Medical Specialist

As a medical specialist on the U.S. Army or Army Reserve health care team, you will be able to grow your career with the support of one of the world’s largest and most renowned health care networks. Members of the Army Medical Specialist Corps have distinguished themselves and set new standards in their fields while also developing leadership and enhanced specialty expertise. Join an elite team of professionals and practice alongside some of the brightest medical minds in the world.

As a medical specialist on the U.S. Army or Army Reserve health care team, you will be able to grow your career with the support of one of the world’s largest and most renowned health care networks. Members of the Army Medical Specialist Corps have distinguished themselves and set new standards in their fields while also developing leadership and enhanced specialty expertise. Join an elite team of professionals and practice alongside some of the brightest medical minds in the world.

Join an Elite Team as an Army Medical Specialist

CAREERS

Medical specialists on the U.S. Army or Army Reserve health care team enjoy access to a wide range of professional opportunities while providing the highest level of patient care. The Army Medical Specialist Corps is home to four specialties.

    Disciplines Include:

  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Clinical Dieticians
  • Physician Assistants

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BENEFITS

The Army offers Medical Specialist Corps officers a substantial range of benefits to help you build a secure future.

    Benefits Include:

  • Medical, dental and life insurance: no-cost for active duty and low-cost for Army Reserve
  • Generous retirement plans
  • Housing allowances
  • 30 days paid vacation earned annually
  • Work/life balance programs and positions

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Financial Assistance

The Army Medical Specialist Corps offers unparalleled financial support for those earning a degree or already licensed and practicing. Start your career as an allied health care provider with a strong foundation, free of student loans.

    Available Incentives for Qualifying Specialties:

  • Active Duty Health Professions Loan Repayment Program (ADHPLRP)
    • Up to $120,000, paid across three years max., to help repay school loans (HPLRP)

  • Health Professions Loan Repayment Program (HPLRP)
    • Up to $50,000, paid across three years max., to help Army Reserve officers repay education loans

  • Army Reserve Special Pay of up to $75,000, paid in three increments across three years maximum, to qualifying specialties

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Eligibility

To join the Army Medical Specialist Corps, you must meet the following requirements:

    Requirements Include:

  • Be a U.S. citizen for active duty; be a permanent resident for Army Reserve
  • Have earned a qualifying degree
  • Be licensed to practice in the United States
  • Be between 21 and 42 years of age

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BE PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER

Joining our team means working alongside some of the world’s most elite specialists who are leading innovation and pushing the boundaries of medicine with the continued support of research funding and state-of-the-art resources.

Your contribution is vital to our mission and will help make the world a healthier place.

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At the Forefront of Medicine

The U.S. Army is one of the world’s most innovative organizations with over 300 patents for new technologies in science, technology and medicine. Army medical specialist providers are supported in research efforts and medical innovations. Currently, the Army is cultivating holistic and multidisciplinary approaches to health promotion through the Ready and Resilient Campaign (R2C).

As part of this elite team, you’ll explore and pioneer in ways that make a big impact.

Cutting-edge Technology

Army medical professionals develop technologies and tools that reduce recovery times and increase quality of life for patients. For example, the U.S. Army Institute for Surgical Research has developed a wound-care mapping program to assist with identification and treatment planning of burn patients.

In the Army Medical Specialist Corps, you’ll be part of an elite team at the forefront of medical technology.

CONTINUED GROWTH AND OPPORTUNITY

As part of the U.S. Army or Army Reserve health care team, you’ll be connected to one of the largest, most funded and high-tech health care networks in the world. Army medicine provides once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to lead and grow your career. You’ll have the chance to become a triple-threat health care provider by delivering quality patient care, advancing the profession through research and educating fellow staff and interns.

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