PLAY A VITAL ROLE IN THE LIVES OF OUR NATIONS DEFENDERS
As an Orthopedic Surgeon on the U.S. Army health care team, youll have the opportunity to learn the most advanced procedures and techniques performed today. From groundbreaking bionic prosthetics to regenerative bone and tissue research, the U.S. Army Medical Department is pioneering work that is changing medicine and improving the success rate of orthopedic surgery. When you join the Army Medical Corps, youll be making a difference in the lives of our Soldiers and the country at large. Additionally, youll gain access to invaluable opportunities like supporting humanitarian missions, leadership training and competitive benefit packages. Join us and use your expertise to help expand the boundaries of orthopedic surgery alongside professionals who share your passion.
Benefits may include:
Repayment of qualified education loans to lending institution, paid annually over a maximum of 3 years while serving
Based on your area of concentration, you may be eligible for an accessions bonus, paid over a four-year period while serving.
No-cost or low-cost medical and dental care for you and your family
30 days of paid vacation earned annually
Commissary and post exchange shopping privileges
Enrollment into the Uniformed Services Blended Retirement System
Specialized training to become a leader in orthopedic medicine
Doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathy degree from an accredited U.S. school of medicine or osteopathy; foreign graduates may apply with permanent certificate from the Educational Council 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 orthopedic surgery
Between 21 and 42 years of age (waivers granted on a case-by-case basis)
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