Emergency medicine physicians treat patients that require immediate medical attention. 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.
- Examine, diagnose and treat the initial phase of disease or injury
- Exercise command of medical units as provided by law and regulation
- Perform staff functions in health support for commanders at all levels
- Medical research on diseases of military importance
- Participate in Graduate Medical Education and train other personnel
- Serve unique duty positions for the department of emergency medicine and the medical school faculty
- Doctor of medicine/osteopathy degree from an accredited U.S. school (foreign graduates may apply if they have a permanent certificate from the Educational Commission of Foreign Medical Graduates)
- Current and unrestricted 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 emergency medicine
- Must be between 21 and 42 years of age (may request a waiver, Locate A Recruiter for more information)
- Must be a U.S. citizen
- In addition to the above qualifications, permanent U.S. residency is required for Reserve duty officers.
Job training for an Army medical officer includes first-year graduate medical education, residency and fellowship programs. Qualifying students benefit through unique training experiences and get to attend certain military short courses designed to develop tactical, technical and operational skills unique to the military environment.
As an Army Medical Corps officer, you’ll have access to the most sophisticated technologies and the opportunity to consult with experts in both the military and private sectors.