Servicemen and women deserve the highest quality health care available, and as a Navy Physician Assistant you can ensure all medical needs are managed. Work hand-in-hand with the best Navy physicians and surgeons while you handle everything from primary care issues to specialty and emergency trauma situations. Serve globally in hospital settings, aboard aircraft carriers and bring the best in U.S. health care on humanitarian relief missions. Your skills in medicine are needed to keep our Sailors healthy so they can continue to carry on operations every day. APPLY HERE.
As a PA in the Navy Medical Service Corps, you will help care for Sailors, Marines and their families. You may also have the chance to assist in Navy medical relief missions worldwide. Responsibilities may include:
- Working together with supervising physicians and surgeons
- Providing services that civilian physicians provide
- Handling primary-care issues or pursue a specific surgical subspecialty
- Overseeing other members of the medical team
- Training in emerging need areas, such as emergency medicine, rural medicine and family practice
- Obtaining medical histories
- Performing comprehensive exams
- Treating minor injuries
- Interpreting lab tests and X-rays
- Counseling patients, providing detailed instructions for home-care procedures
- Prescribing medications
- Carrying out treatment plans
PAY AND BENEFITS
From the day you start, you’ll receive:
- 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.
Through the Navy Health Professions Loan Repayment Program (HPLRP), you may be eligible to receive financial assistance to pay down the cost of your graduate education. This includes:
- A monthly military salary in excess of $2,200 for up to 24 months
- 100% tuition assistance
- A generous housing allowance*
- A comprehensive health-care benefits package
*Navy HSCP housing allowance based on graduate school location. Increased offer amounts available in areas with a higher cost of living.
Practicing Physician Assistants
Through the Navy Health Professions Loan Repayment Program (HPLRP), you may be eligible to receive financial assistance to pay down the cost of your graduate education.
All offers have many variables. To get details and find out which offer would benefit you most, request that a Navy Medical Recruiter contact you.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
- U.S. citizen between the ages of 18 and 41
- Completion of a Physician Assistant education program approved by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA)
- Certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
Navy Physician Assistants may serve among aviation, shipboard and U.S. Marine Corps communities stationed throughout the globe, or at any one of more than 250 Navy and medical facilities from Hawaii to Japan, Germany to Guam, and Washington, D.C., to Washington state.
As a Physician Assistant, you could also work at one of the highly acclaimed national medical centers in Bethesda, MD, Portsmouth, VA or San Diego, CA. You could provide support to pilots and air crews aboard one of two dedicated hospital ships: the USNS Comfort and USNS Mercy.
The Navy Medical Corps offers you a truly diverse variety of academic, clinical and operational settings in which to practice. In some cases, you can even work in the same civilian hospital or setting you work in now. What’s more, you will enjoy an unrivaled sense of pride and fulfillment known only to those who serve.
As a Physician Assistant in the Navy Medical Corps Reserve, 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 Medical Corps as residents can get monthly stipend in excess of $2,200 while completing residency. Offers based on service commitment. Request that a Navy Reserve Medical Officer Recruiter contact you for complete offer details.
Serving part-time as a Reserve Officer, your duties will be carried out during your scheduled drilling and training periods. During monthly drilling, Sailors in the Navy Reserve typically work at a location close to their homes.