Medical Corps Officer

Medical Service Corps
MOS Details
Major Duties: 

As a Medical Service Corps officer, you will be responsible for providing health care to soldiers, their families and others eligible to receive this care in the military community. During combat, the Medical Corps Officer oversees the emergency medical management of casualties and makes sure Soldiers are combat ready when it comes to their overall health.

A Medical Corps Officer can specialize in the following areas; Allergist, Anesthesiologist, Cardiologist, Child Neurologist, Child Psychiatrist, Clinical Immunologist, Clinical Pharmacologist, Dermatologist, Diagnostic Radiologist, Emergency Medicine Physician, Endocrinologist, Family Practice Physician, Flight Surgeon, Gastroenterologist, General Surgeon, Hematologist, Immunologist, Infectious Disease Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Oncologist, Nephrologist, Neurologist, Neurosurgeon, Nuclear Medicine Physician, OB/GYN, Occupational Medicine Physician, Oncologist, Ophthalmologist, Orthopedic Surgeon, Otolaryngologist, Pathologist, Pediatric Cardiologist, Pediatrician, Pediatric Medicine Physician, Peripheral Vascular Surgeon, Physiatrist, Plastic Surgeon, Preventive Medicine Physician, Specialties, Psychiatrist, Pulmonary Disease Physician, Radiologist, Rheumatologist, Therapeutic Radiologist, Thoracic Surgeon, Urologist, Vascular Surgeon.

As a Medical Corps Officer your responsibilities include:

  • Commanding and controlling Medical units during emergency and non-emergency medical situations.
  • Coordinate employment of Medical Soldiers and personnel at all levels of command, from platoon to battalion and higher, in U.S. and multi-national operations.

As you increase in rank, your increased responsibilities can include:

  • Commanding and controlling part of a Field Hospital, installation Dental or Medical Activity (DENTAC or MEDDAC), or larger Health Services Command.
  • Coordinate employment of Medical Soldiers and personnel at all levels of command, from company to division level and beyond, in U.S. and multi-national operations.
  • Develop doctrine, organizations and equipment for unique dental and health care missions.
  • Instruct medical skills at service schools and medical training centers.
  • Serve as a Medical or Health Care advisor to other units, including Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve organizations.
Qualifications and Prerequisites
You must have a degree of Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from osteopathic school acceptable to HQDA.
Other Qualifications: 
  • MUST be an officer
  • Not required to attend Basic Training, but you must successfully complete Officer Basic Leadership Course (OBLC)

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