U.S Navy Medical Corps (Physicians)

Navy Recruiting District Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
Post Date:
July 14, 2024

There’s no exaggerating the significance of the role you’ll serve as a military doctor in America’s Navy. As a Navy Physician, you can pursue your true passion for helping others and focus on the finer points of medicine without the financial and business complications of a private practice. Further your expertise amid progressive thinking among 30 specialty and subspecialty areas. Distinguish yourself with pride and respect as a Navy Medical Corps Officer. You’ll find generous incentives first-rate benefits and a world-class practice.

Job Description

“The Navy offers a number of professional opportunities for those who choose to step out of their comfort zone a little” CAPT James Chun, Navy Medical Corps

As a Navy Physician, you will help lead the highly respected Navy Health Care team. You might even contribute to medical relief efforts across our country and around the globe, serving victims of everything from sickness to combat, from disease to poverty, and from hurricanes to earthquakes.

You’ll also utilize breakthrough technologies like Light-Emitting Diode (LED) probes, developed in conjunction with NASA to help heal wounds faster. As a doctor in the Navy, you will practice the most up-to-date procedures such as “forward surgery” that link field medics with larger medical facilities for lifesaving consultation and care. You will also:

  • Earn excellent compensation in an established, thriving practice

  • Experience manageable patient ratios for high-quality, one-on-one care

  • Further your expertise via hands-on experience and Navy-funded advanced training

  • Distinguish yourself with pride and respect as a Navy Physician and Medical Corps Officer

When you practice Navy Medicine you won’t need to deal with many of the roadblocks your peers will find civilian medicine:

  • No start-up costs

  • No malpractice insurance to buy

  • No staff to hire

  • No equipment to acquire

  • No office to furnish

Plus, you’ll have a flexible schedule that leaves more time for family, personal pursuits and adventure Medical Specialties/ Subspecialties. Navy Medicine offers practice opportunities in more than 30 specialty and subspecialty areas:

-Aerospace Medicine
-Emergency Medicine
-Family Medicine
-Fleet Marine Corps Medicine
-Internal Medicine
   *Infectious Disease
   *Pulmonary/Critical Care
-Nuclear Medicine
-Occupational Medicine
-Ophthalmology (subspecialties may be considered)
-Osteopathic Medicine
-Pain Management
-Pathology (subspecialties may be considered)
-Pediatrics (subspecialties may be considered)
-Physical Medicine
-Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
-Preventive Medicine
-Psychiatry (subspecialties may be considered)
   *Diagnostic Radiology
   *Interventional Radiology
   *Radiation Oncology
-Sports Medicine
-Surface Medicine
   *Cardiothoracic Surgery
   *General Surgery
   *Orthopedic Surgery
   *Additional subspecialties may be considered
-Transfusion Medicine
-Tropical Medicine
-Undersea/Diving Medicine


To qualify for Active Duty employment consideration in the Navy Medical Corps, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen currently practicing in the U.S. (contact a Navy Medical Recruiter for details)

  • Be a graduate of an eligible medical school accredited by the AMA or the AOA

  • Have completed one year of graduate-level medical education in a program approved by the AMA of AOA (interns currently in training may also apply)

  • Have a current state medical license within one year of entering the Navy Medical Corps

  • Be willing to serve a minimum of two years of Active Duty

  • Be between the ages of 21 and 64 (qualified candidates over the age of 64 will be considered on a case-by-case basis)

  • Be in good physical condition and pass a full medical examination

Education Opportunities

Wherever you are in your medical career, the Navy can help ease your financial burdens and advance your career with generous scholarships, financial assistance and continuing education programs. Plus, if you’re a student or resident, you can concentrate on your education or training with no military/training obligation until after your program is completed.

215-697-4302 or email [email protected]

Mr. Reyes
Phone: 215-697-4302