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Navy Physician / Doctor / Medical Student at America's Navy

Navy Physician / Doctor / Medical Student

America's Navy Work From Home, TX Full-Time
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Navy Physicians

Navy Doctors are just like those with private practices—except they deliver the same quality care onboard ships and bases all around the globe. Whether you’re helping Sailors and families around the U.S., personnel aboard an aircraft carrier, or participating in worldwide humanitarian aid, Navy Physicians have the ability to make a big difference. Our offices are brightly lit, stocked with top-of-the-line equipment and filled with patients daily. Train across many departments, fund your education and join the collaborative network of Navy Physicians.


As a Navy Physician and Officer in the Navy Medical Corps, you will help lead the highly respected Navy healthcare team as you provide high-quality medical care for Sailors, Marines, servicemembers, their families and, when called upon, humanity at large.

You will handle everything a typical physician does, such as diagnosing ailments, treating injuries and saving lives. You’ll also have the opportunity to move beyond routine:

· Work at the best military medical facilities on shore, at sea and in the field

· Join top healthcare professionals on the highly valued Navy healthcare team

· Collaborate with fellow military doctors and other healthcare officers, and partner with International Relief Teams and organizations, such as FEMA, USAID and Project Hope

· Operate as a leader within your focus area and get exposure outside your specialty

· Gain management experience that will serve you well throughout your career.

Work Environment:

Navy Physicians may serve at any one of more than 250 Navy and medical facilities around the globe, from Hawaii to Japan, Germany to Guam, and Washington, DC to Washington state.

As a Navy Physician, you could work at one of the highly acclaimed National Naval Medical Centers in Bethesda, MD; Portsmouth, VA; and San Diego, CA. Or you could provide medical support to deployed troops aboard one of two dedicated hospital ships: the USNS Comfort and USNS Mercy.

Still more opportunities are available stateside and abroad – aboard a surface ship, working closely with a nearby aircraft squadron, or even with the Fleet Marine Force.

Training & Advancement:

Upon graduation from medical school, those pursuing a Physician position are required to attend Officer Development School (ODS) in Newport, RI. ODS is a five-week program that provides a comprehensive and intense introduction to the responsibilities of Navy Staff Corps Officers. Here they learn about the military structure of the U.S. Navy, its rich history of traditions and customs, leadership development and military etiquette.

Promotion opportunities are regularly available but competitive and based on performance.

Areas of Focus:

Navy Medicine offers practice opportunities in more than 30 specialty and subspecialty areas:

· Aerospace Medicine

· Anesthesiology

· Dermatology

· Emergency Medicine

· Family Medicine

· Fleet Marine Corps Medicine

· Geriatrics

· Internal Medicine

· Allergy/Immunology

· Cardiology

· Endocrinology

· Gastroenterology

· Hematology/Oncology

· Infectious Disease

· Nephrology

· Pulmonary/Critical Care

· Rheumatology

· Neonatology

· Neurology

· Nuclear Medicine

· Obstetrics/Gynecology

· Occupational Medicine

· Ophthalmology*

· Osteopathic Medicine

· Otolaryngology

· Pain Management

· Pathology*

· Pediatrics*

· Physical Medicine

· Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

· Preventive Medicine

· Psychiatry*

· Radiology

· Diagnostic Radiology

· Interventional Radiology

· Radiation Oncology

· Sports Medicine

· Surface Medicine

· Surgery*

· Cardiothoracic Surgery

· General Surgery

· Neurosurgery

· Orthopedic Surgery

· Transfusion Medicine

· Tropical Medicine

· Undersea/Diving Medicine

· Urology

Qualifications & Requirements:

To qualify for employment consideration in the Navy Medical Corps, you must:

·        Be a U.S. citizen currently practicing in the U.S.

·        Be a graduate of an eligible medical school accredited by the AMA or the AOA

·        Have completed one year of graduate-level medical education in a program approved by the AMA or AOA (interns currently in training may also apply)

·        Have a current state medical license within one year of entering the Navy Medical Corps

·        Be willing to serve a minimum of two years of Active Duty

·        Be between the ages of 21 and 64 (qualified candidates over the age of 64 will be considered on a case-by-case basis)

·        Be in good physical condition and pass a full medical examination

·        General qualifications may vary depending upon whether you intend to serve Active Duty or Reserve Duty, and whether you are currently serving, have served before or have never served before.


Education Opportunities:

The Navy offers generous scholarships, financial assistance and continuing education programs.

You can finish your education with little or no debt. And learn to lead others, further distinguishing your career, enhancing your credentials and expanding the boundaries of your expertise.

Plus, if you're a student or resident, you can concentrate on your education or training, with no military/training obligation until after your program is completed.



The Navy may pay for your medical education. You don't need to attend a military medical school. Attend a school of your choice and you may emerge debt-free. A Navy Medical Recruiter can help you choose the program that offers you the greatest advantage.


Navy Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP)

·        May receive 100% tuition coverage during medical school

·        A monthly stipend in excess of $2,200 to help cover living expenses for up to 48 months

·        A sign-on bonus of up to $20,000

·        Reimbursement for many out-of-pocket expenses (health insurance, books, supplies)


Navy Health Services Collegiate Program (HSCP)

·        May receive $157,000 to $269,000 while attending medical school

·        A monthly military salary

·        A generous housing allowance*

·        A comprehensive health-care benefits package


Offers have many variables. To get details and find out which offer would benefit you most, request that a Navy Medical Recruiter contact you.


*Navy HSCP housing allowance based on medical school location. Increased offer amounts available in areas with a higher cost of living.



Residents may get supplemental income in medical residency through the Navy Financial Assistance Program (FAP), which may offer you $275,000 or more during your medical residency. This includes:

·        An annual grant of $45,000 for up to four years (on top of normal resident pay)

·        A monthly stipend in excess of $2,200 to help cover living expenses for up to 48 months

·        Reimbursement for many out-of-pocket expenses (health insurance, books, supplies)


Offers have many variables. To get details and find out which offer would benefit you most, request that a Navy Medical Recruiter contact you.


Practicing Physicians

Practicing physicians can receive a sign-on bonus of $180,000 to $400,000* when you qualify.


Offers have many variables. To get details and find out which offer would benefit you most, request that a Navy Medical Recruiter contact you.


*Offer depends on specialty and service requirement.


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