Work Environment

 

While the life of an Army physician can be demanding, it can also bring you closer to your patients by removing many of the administrative hassles that common civilian practices have to deal with daily.

More Interaction with Patients

In the Army, patients come first. You select treatments based on medical needs, not the financial needs of an insurance company. In terms of scheduling, you can spend more time on each patient instead of hurrying from one to the next. Finally, if you need to make a referral, you can turn to the many specialists in the Army's network.

Practicing in a Variety of Settings

As an Army physician, you won't be tied to a single office. While you may treat patients in an Army hospital, you may also treat them in a combat zone. Furthermore, you will be working with technology that is as good as, if not better than, what you will find in any civilian hospital.

Where You Might Serve: Military Medical Facilities Map

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