Army Clinical Pharmacologist 61E Career – Military Occupational Specialties (MOS)

Overview

A clinical pharmacologist examines, diagnoses, and treats patients, with particular emphasis on management of drug therapy, drug interactions, and disorders caused or complicated by adverse reactions to drugs. Develops and implements clinical research programs in support of the Army Drug Development Mission. 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, and treat or recommend courses of therapy for patients, with particular emphasis on management of drug therapy, drug interactions, and disorders caused or complicated by adverse reactions to drugs
  • Develops and implements clinical research programs in support of the Army Drug Development Mission.

Requirements

Active Duty

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

Army Reserve

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

Training

In the U.S. Army, physicians gain experience that 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, and you will have the opportunity to consult with experts in both the military and private sector. In addition, you will have 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. Ability to operate under stress, apply critical thinking skills, make decisions and translate these skills to battlefield conditions is critical to medical and mission success.

Effective patient care requires the proper balance between technical skills and the ability to apply 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.

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