Medical Officer

Community Overview: 

Naval Medicine offers a variety of specialties such as Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nuclear Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Physical Medicine, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Psychiatry, Radiology, Surgery, and many others.

Training Pipeline After Commission: 

After graduation from medical school, candidates will attend Officer Development School (ODS), a 5 week course in Navy traditions and customs.

Special Pay/Bonuses: 

With the Navy Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP), you may receive 100% tuition coverage during medical school, plus a monthly stipend of $2,179 to help cover living expenses for up to 48 months and a sign-on bonus of up to $20,000.

With the Navy Health Services Collegiate Program (HSCP), you may receive from $157,000 to $269,000 while attending medical school. This includes a monthly military salary, a generous housing allowance, and a comprehensive health-care benefits package.

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) and a monthly stipend of $2,179 to help cover living expenses for up to 48 months.

Practicing physicians can receive a sign-on bonus of $220,000 to $400,000* when you qualify. Offers have many variables.

Active Duty Obligation: 
2 yrs Active from date of commission.
Age Requirement: 
At least 21 and less than 64.
Education Requirements: 
Be a graduate of an eligible medical school accredited by the AMA or the AOA
Have a current state medical license within one year of entering the Navy Medical Corps