Education + Training
Joining the Military as a physician offers a great challenge, and there is a lot of support to help you on your path. Since military physicians enter as officers, they receive training in leadership and military culture in addition to attending medical school. This isn’t boot camp, it’s specialized training that prepares military physicians for future success. Learn about the training and education you will experience as a medical student and a resident within the Military.
Military Officer Training »
When you become a military physician, you join as a commissioned officer. With that role comes special training and leadership responsibility.
Attending Medical School »
Attending medical school affords you the opportunity to focus on your studies, even as you receive invaluable military training that can be used after service is complete.
Completing a Residency »
All specialties are open and flexible in the Military. You’ll be pleased to know students are never forced to take on a residency they don’t want to do.
General Medical Officers (GMOs) »
The general medical officer (GMO) position is an active-duty role that provides primary care to other active-duty personnel, wherever the need or location might be. This role varies by Service branch and offers opportunities in a range of environments: at sea, in diving and aviation units, and in the field.
Advanced Education + Research Opportunities »
The Military offers service members the opportunity to both further their education and contribute to unique research opportunities that aren't available to civilian physicians.
In these roles, military physicians help shape the future of medicine, not just for their fellow service members at home and abroad, but for civilians and other nations around the world.
- Military Medicine 101
- Applying + What to Expect
- Education + Training
- Careers + Lifestyle