Child Neurologist 60R – Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) – Army Careers

Overview

Child neurologists combine the special expertise in diagnosing and treating disorders of the nervous system (brain, spinal cord, muscles, nerves) with an understanding of medical disorders in childhood and the special needs of the child. As an Officer on the U.S. Army health care team, you can build a distinguished medical career while making a difference in the lives of the Soldiers and their families.

Job Duties

  • Examine, diagnose, treat, and direct management of infants and children suffering from organic disorders, injuries, and diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system and muscle
  • Directs Clinical, Neurophysiology, Laboratory, electroencephalogram (EEG) and evoked potentials, and interprets studies
  • Performs electroneuromyography (EMG)
  • Examines, diagnoses, treats, and directs management of especially unusual or complex disorders of infants and children suffering from organic disorders, injuries, and diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system

Requirements

ACTIVE:

  • 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 child neurology
  • Between 21 and 42 years of age (may request a waiver, Locate A Recruiter for more information)
  • Must be a U.S. citizen

RESERVE:

  • In addition to the above qualifications, permanent U.S. residency is required for Reserve duty officers

Training

In the U.S. Army, the case diversity physicians experience in caring for Soldiers and their families far exceeds the medical care environment of the private sector. As an Army Medical Corps officer, you’ll have access to the most sophisticated technology, the opportunity to consult with experts in both the military and private sector, plus exceptional professional growth opportunities, including continuing education courses, seminars and conferences. Physicians may even serve as faculty at one of our prestigious graduate medical education programs.

For physicians just starting out, the Army Medical Corps offers first-year graduate medical education, residency and fellowship programs. Qualifying medical school students can also benefit through unique training opportunities exclusive to Army Medical Corps officers. Medical Corps officers will also attend certain military short courses designed to develop and enhance the tactical, technical and operational skills unique to the military environment.

Helpful Skills

The normal environment of an Army Medical Corps officer’s work requires time-sensitive problem analysis with an accurate, sound and immediate decision. Officers must also possess the ability to operate under stress, apply critical thinking skills, make decisions and translate these skills to combat.

Effective patient care requires a proper balance between technical skills and the ability to apply the appropriate treatment. Army Medical Corps Officers have expert knowledge in their area of concentration, patient management, and general support and coordination principles. Physicians gain this knowledge through mentoring, training, continuous self-development and progressive levels of assignments within their specialty.

Child Neurologist 60R Army Careers