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Nuclear Medicine Officer

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Overview:

Nuclear medicine officers supervise nuclear medical  examinations/therapy concerned with the medical aspects of nuclear energy and bio-nucleonics. As an officer on the U.S. Army health care team, you can build a distinguished medical career while making a difference in the lives of the Soldiers and their families.

Job Duties

  • Administration of ionizing radiation and any activity relating to nuclear energy/bionucleonics

  • Exercise command of medical units as provided by law and regulation

  • Perform staff functions in health support for commanders at all levels

  • Medical research on diseases of military importance

  • Participate in graduate medical education and train other personnel

  • Serve unique duty positions as a chief, consultant and/or faculty member in nuclear medicine service

 

Requirements:

  • Doctor of medicine/osteopathy degree from an accredited U.S. school (foreign graduates may apply if they have a permanent certificate from the Educational Commission of Foreign Medical Graduates)

  • Current license to practice medicine in the United States, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico

  • Eligibility for board certification

  • Completion of at least one year of an approved graduate medical education internship

  • Completion of a training program in nuclear medicine

  • Between 21 and 42 years of age (waivers available)

  • U.S. citizenship or permanent U.S. residency is required.

Training:

Job training for an Army medical officer includes first-year graduate medical education, residency and fellowship programs. Qualifying students benefit through unique training experiences and get to attend certain military short courses designed to develop tactical, technical and operational skills unique to the military environment. As an Army Medical Corps officer, you'll have access to the most sophisticated technologies and the opportunity to consult with experts in both the military and private sectors.

Helpful Skills:

  • Ability to make accurate, immediate decisions

  • Perform under stress

  • Apply critical technical and thinking skills

  • Tremendous concentration

Compensation:

Army Reserve

In addition to the many privileges that come with being an officer on the U.S. Army health care team, you'll be rewarded with:

  • Noncontributory retirement benefits at age 60 with 20 years of qualifying service

  • Low cost life and dental insurance

  • Travel opportunities, including humanitarian missions

  • Signing Bonus of up to $25,000

  • Board Certification Pay of $6,000 per year (prorated monthly)

  • Health Professionals Loan Repayment $40,000 per year up to a maximum of $250,000

Reserve duty officers enjoy commissary and post exchange shopping privileges; a flexible, portable retirement savings and investment plan similar to a 401(k); may receive pay for continuing education; and specialized training to become a leader in their field.

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