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  • Active/Reserve:Both
  • Officer/Enlisted:Officer
  • Restrictions:None

Overview

Pathologists diagnose disease by using organs, tissue and body fluids. 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

  • Directs/supervises medical laboratories and conducts clinical and anatomical pathological examinations
  • 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 pathology, the anatomical pathology service, the clinical pathology service and the medical school faculty
  • Requirements

    Active Duty

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

    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.

    Helpful Skills

  • Ability to make accurate, immediate decisions
  • Perform under stress
  • Apply critical technical and thinking skills
  • Tremendous concentration
  • ASVAB

    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.

  • No ASVAB
  • Compensation

    Active Duty
    In 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 annually
  • Noncontributory retirement benefits with 20 years of qualifying service
  • Nocost or lowcost 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
  • Lowcost life and dental insurance, and travel opportunities
  • Active Duty & Reserve
  • Commissary/Post exchange shopping privileges
  • Flexible retirement savings/investment plan similar to a 401(k)
  • May receive pay for┬ácontinuing education and specialized training

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