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Ophthalmologist - 60S
Ophthalmologists provide treatment for personnel suffering from diseases, injuries or disorders of the eye. 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.
Provides medical care for eye problemsExercise command of medical units as provided by law and regulation Perform staff functions in health support for commanders at all levelsMedical research on diseases of military importanceParticipate in graduate medical education and train other personnel Serve unique duty positions for the ophthalmology service and the medical school faculty
Active DutyDoctor 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 license to practice medicine in the United States, District of Columbia or Puerto RicoEligibility for board certificationCompletion of at least one year of an approved graduate medical education internshipCompletion of a training program in ophthalmologyMust be between 21 and 42 years of age (may request a waiver, Locate A Recruiter for more information)Must be a U.S. citizenArmy ReserveIn 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.
Ability to make accurate, immediate decisions Perform under stressApply critical technical and thinking skillsTremendous concentration
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is an examination that is administered by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command. It is used to determine qualification and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military.
Active DutyIn addition to the many privileges that come from being on the U.S. Army health care team, you'll also be rewarded with:30 days of paid vacation earned annuallyNoncontributory retirement benefits with 20 years of qualifying serviceNocost or lowcost medical and dental care for you and your family
Army ReserveHealth Professional Special PayHealth Professionals Loan RepaymentNoncontributory retirement benefits at age 60 with 20 years of qualifying serviceLowcost life and dental insurance, and travel opportunities
Active Duty & ReserveCommissary/Post exchange shopping privilegesFlexible retirement savings/investment plan similar to a 401(k)May receive pay for continuing education and specialized training
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