With physicians' time and resources getting stretched ever thinner, the Physician Assistant is being relied on more often to cover gaps that may arise at each level of treatment. Now you can provide this crucial service for the men and women who stand ready to respond when something threatens the community, the State, or the Nation. But you won't stand apart from these heroes. You will stand among them as a commissioned Medical Corps Officer in the Army National Guard.
As an Officer on the Army National Guard Health Care Team ensuring the health and vitality of Soldiers and their families, you'll be entrusted with a level of responsibility likely not found in most health care settings. Working alongside talented physicians and making critical medical decisions, you'll gain the experience needed to take your career to the next level.
Earn While You Learn
The Army National Guard Medical Team can be a great place to start your health care career or an inspiring place to lead others with your experience and expertise. Either way, it's an outstanding way to serve your country and help others.
Medical Professional Officers are required to complete an initial military orientation and training course lasting 26 days in San Antonio, TX, at Fort Sam Houston. The trainers are fellow Medical Professional Officers.
Requires military enlistment. Applicants must meet minimum qualifications. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability. Benefits subject to change.
- Up to $60,000 in Special Pay, paid at $20,000 per year (for a three-year commitment)
- Healthcare Professionals Loan Repayment, up to $240,000 (lifetime cap) paid at $40,000 per year (for a six-year commitment) for qualifying medical school loans
- Medical and dental care for you and your family (TRICARE Reserve Select)
- Up to $400,000 in low-cost life insurance
- Discounted and tax-free grocery and shopping privileges at post exchanges and commissaries
- Free military air flights based on space availability
- Free academic testing and counseling for spouse
- Access to recreational facilities on military installations
- A retirement pension plan at the completion of 20 years of part-time serviceRequirements
- Meet the prescribed medical and moral standards for appointment as a commissioned Officer
- Be a United States citizen
- Have completed an accredited qualifying degree program
- Be 21 years of age
- Some Advanced Practice Medical Professionals may join up to age 58
- Be able to obtain a secret security clearance
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications. Actual assignment may depend on position availability.
Programs and benefits subject to change.
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ZIP Code: 25168
Job Category: Medical
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