Medical careers that go beyond the expected

Discover how a military medical career can take you to a new level of care.

Day in the Life

Taking patient care to the land, air and sea.

A military medical career can take you far beyond the expected physician’s path. Military medicine offers opportunities unlike anywhere else, with fulfilling experiences and the opportunity to help some of the most inspiring patients with state-of-the-art technology and the latest healthcare innovations.

Explore Your Options

Select the category that best fits you and see the opportunities the Military has to offer.

The Military offers several avenues to explore a medical career that cover medical school costs in exchange for a service commitment. If you elect to join the Military through one of these programs, not only will you receive funding for education, but you will also gain unique training experiences that can set you apart from civilian peers.


  • The Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) covers the cost of civilian medical school, provides training opportunities and can be used at any accredited medical school in the United States.


  • Known as “America's Medical School,” the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) offers world-class medical training, including leadership development and training in global health and medical diplomacy.

Part-Time Service »

  • If you are interested in attending a civilian medical school, you may be able to participate in the Medical and Dental Student Stipend Program, which offers monthly compensation in exchange for part-time service in either the Reserve or Guard.