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Preventative Medicine Officer

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United States Army

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As a preventive medicine officer on the U.S. Army health care team, you'll plan, coordinate and direct a program to maintain health, improve physical fitness, and prevent disease and injury. U.S. Army Reserve health care team responsibilities include creating, implementing and overseeing programs that improve physical fitness, prevent disease and reduce injury. Job Duties * Determine status of and conditions influencing health of military and appropriate private sector personnel, and formulate and recommend measures for health improvements * Conduct and supervise direct patient care, and plan and execute disease prevention and health promotion programs * Exercise command of medical units as provided by law and regulation * Perform special staff functions in combat health support for commanders at all levels * Conduct medical research on diseases of military importance, and conduct, supervise and participate in graduate medical education and training of other medical personnel needed to sustain a robust and readily available medical system Unique duty positions include: Chief, Preventive Medicine Service\/Division; Preventive Medicine Consultant; Medical School Faculty Appointment Requirements Active Duty * 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 preventive medicine * Between 21 and 42 years of age (may request a waiver Locate A Recruiter for more information) * U.S. citizenship Army Reserve * In addition to the above qualifications, permanent U.S. residency is required for Reserve 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. 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 patientcare requires the proper balance between technical skills and the ability to apply the appropriate treatment or procedure at the right moment. Army Medical Corps officers possess expert knowledge in their area of concentration, patient management, and general support and coordination principles. Physicians gain this knowledge through continuing medical education and experience sustained by mentoring, additional institutional training, continuous self-development and progressive levels of assignments within their specialty. Compensation Active Duty In addition to the many privileges that come with being an officer on the U.S. Army health care team, you'll be rewarded with: * 30 days of paid vacation earned annually * Noncontributory retirement benefits with 20 years of qualifying service * No-cost or low-cost medical and dental care for you and your family Army Reserve * Health Professional Special Pay * Health Professionals Loan Repayment * Noncontributory retirement benefits at age 60 with 20 years of qualifying service * Low-cost life and dental insurance * Travel opportunities, including humanitarian missions Both active and Reserve duty officers enjoy commissary and post exchange shopping privileges; a flexible, portable retirement savings and investment plan similar to a 401(k); may receive pay for continuing education; and specialized training to become a leader in their field. Earn Cash For In Demand Jobs You could earn up to $40,000 in cash bonuses just for enlisting under certain Military Occupational Specialties. Visit Jobs in Demand to see if this job qualifies for an enlistment bonus. Education Benefits Active Duty Not only are physicians paid as commissioned officers but they also are eligible to receive special pay incentives and take advantage of unique education benefits. Through the Health Professionals Scholarship Program, the Army Medical Corps will pay 100 percent of a student's tuition, as well as expenses for required books, equipment and most academic fees. Medical students may also be eligible to receive a sign-on bonus. Active duty physicians with the U.S. Army health care team can earn up to $120,000 in student loan repayment through our Active Duty Health Professions Loan Repayment Program. Army Reserve One of the many advantages of becoming a member of the U.S. Army Reserve health care team is that you'll be able to focus on patient care instead of medical school loans. By continuing to practice in your own community and serving when needed, you may qualify for HPLR to repay your medical school loans. Future Civilian Careers As you advance through your medical career, you will be looking for experiences that blend teaching, research and clinical excellence to best prepare you for unique and challenging opportunities in medicine. Our physicians excel in the clinical, research, operational, academic and health administration arenas. Many have worked in more than one career track throughout their time in the U.S. Army and have held leadership positions ahead of their private sector counterparts. U.S. Army physicians are highly desired candidates for competitive private sector jobs upon leaving the Army. In fact, many former U.S. Army physicians serve as faculty in elite medical schools and residency programs, and our fellows are accepted by many renowned training institutions. PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESS (PaYS) Program Those interested in this job may be eligible for civilian employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program. The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military friendly employers that are looking for experienced and trained Veterans to join their organization. Find out more about the Army PaYS Program at * Johns Hopkins * GE Healthcare * Cleveland Clinic * Mercy Medical CenterSDL2017 Associated topics: clinic, family medicine, family practice, hospitalist, nocturnist, outpatient, physician md, practice, practice physician, urgent care

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United States Army
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The Army, as one of the three military departments (Army, Navy and Air Force) reporting to the Department of Defense, is composed of two distinct and equally important components: the active component and the reserve components. The reserve components are the United States Army Reserve and the Army National Guard. Regardless of component, The Army conducts both operational and institutional missions. The operational Army consists of numbered armies, corps, divisions, brigades, and battalions that conduct full spectrum operations around the world. (Operational Unit Diagram and descriptions) The institutional Army supports the operational Army. Institutional organizations provide the infrastructure necessary to raise, train, equip, deploy, and ensure the readiness of all Army forces. The training base provides military skills and professional education to every Soldier—as well as members of sister services and allied forces. It also allows The Army to expand rapidly in time of war. The industrial base provides world-class equipment and logistics for The Army. Army installations provide the power-projection platforms required to deploy land forces promptly to support combatant commanders. Once those forces are deployed, the institutional Army provides the logistics needed to support them.

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