Ready to take your practice beyond the hospital walls? When you become a doctor and Medical Officer in the Navy, you’ll move your career far ahead of your civilian peers, with the opportunity to take part in humanitarian relief efforts around the world and work at top military medical facilities with highly advanced training and technology.
Navy Medicine offers practice opportunities in more than 30 specialty and subspecialty areas, listed at the end of this page. APPLY HERE.
PAY AND BENEFITS
Attend the medical school of your choice and graduate debt-free through our scholarship and loan repayment programs, up to 100% tuition coverage.
- Competitive salary
- Free health insurance
- Free housing
- A retirement plan
- 30 days paid vacation per year
The Navy offers generous scholarships, financial assistance and continuing education programs.
You can finish your education with little or no debt, and learn to lead others, further distinguishing your career, enhancing your credentials and expanding the boundaries of your expertise. Plus, if you’re a student or resident, you can concentrate on your education or training, with no military/training obligation until after your program is completed.
The Navy may pay for your medical education. You don’t need to attend a military medical school. Attend a school of your choice and you may emerge debt-free. With the Navy Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP), you may receive 100% tuition coverage during medical school, plus a monthly stiped, reimbursement of expenses and up to $20,000 sign-on bonus. Or, 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 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, including an annual $45,000 grant, a monthly stipend and reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses.
Practicing physicians can receive a sign-on bonus of up to $400,000 when you qualify. All offers have many variables. To get details and find out which offer would benefit you most, request that a recruiter contact you here.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
- U.S. Citizen or equivalent
- Between the ages of 21-64
- Have a current state medical license within one year of entering the Navy Medical Corps
Navy Physicians may serve at any one of more than 250 Navy and medical facilities around the globe, from Hawaii to Japan, Germany to Guam, and Washington, D.C. to Washington state. As a Navy Physician, you could work at one of the highly acclaimed National Naval Medical Centers in Bethesda, MD, Portsmouth, VA and San Diego, CA. Or you could provide medical support to deployed troops aboard one of two dedicated hospital ships—the USNS Comfort and USNS Mercy. Still more opportunities are available aboard a surface ship, working closely with a nearby aircraft squadron or the Fleet Marine Force.
There are part-time opportunities for Physicians in the Navy. As a Physician in the Navy Medical Corps Reserves, you’ll receive a first-rate benefits package including your choice of any one of these three generous financial offers:
- Up to $50,000 per year in specialty pay
- Up to $250,000 in medical school loan repayment assistance
- An immediate one-time sign-on bonus of up to $10,000
Navy Reserve Sailors joining the Navy Medical Corps as residents can get monthly stipend in excess of $2,200 while completing your residency. Offers based on service commitment. Contact a Navy Reserve Medical Officer Recruiter for complete offer details.
Serving part-time as a Navy Reserve Sailor, your duties will be carried out during your scheduled drilling and training periods. During monthly drilling, Physicians in the Navy Reserve typically work at a location close to their homes. This gives you the flexibility to expand your medical experience in the Navy without compromising your civilian practice at home.
- Aerospace Medicine
- Emergency Medicine
- Family Medicine
- Fleet Marine Corps Medicine
- Internal Medicine
- Infectious Disease
- Pulmonary/Critical Care
- Nuclear Medicine
- Occupational Medicine
- Osteopathic Medicine
- Pain Management
- Physical Medicine
- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Preventive Medicine
- Diagnostic Radiology
- Interventional Radiology
- Radiation Oncology
- Sports Medicine
- Surface Medicine
- Cardiothoracic Surgery
- General Surgery
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Transfusion Medicine
- Tropical Medicine
- Undersea/Diving Medicine