Field Surgeon - 62B
The field surgeon performs the basic duties of a physician. He or she examines, diagnoses, and treats for the initial phase (Level I and II) of battlefield disease and injury. The field surgeon also provides resuscitative and definitive care for injured and wounded Soldiers. When assigned to a maneuver unit, the field surgeon serves as the principle advisor to the Commander regarding medical force protection and the maintenance of the health of the unit. This is an entry level skill for the Medical Corps and is not awarded as a primary AOC, except to an Officer in a transitional Internship. 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.
In the U.S. Army, physicians gain experience that 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, and you will have the opportunity to consult with experts in both the military and private sector. In addition, you will have 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.
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 BENEFITS: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:
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