U.S. Army 2nd Medical Recruiting Battalion
Raleigh, NC
Post Date:
July 20, 2024


When you become a psychiatrist and an officer on the U.S. Army health care team, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself into a special culture and environment in which your diagnoses and treatments will support the readiness of our military's efforts and improve the lives of Soldiers and their families. As part of our collaborative, multi-disciplinary health care
team, you’ll enter a comprehensive, international system of care with no concerns about overhead expenses and malpractice insurance. You’ll have opportunities to work with some of the most innovative technologies and treatments in the industry and practice at world-class medical facilities that train future Army behavioral health leaders, all while developing advanced skills. If you choose to serve in the Army Reserve, you can continue to work in your community and serve when needed. Whichever you choose, you’ll train to become a leader in your specialized field while enjoying the privileges that come with being an officer.

Benefits include:
Active duty -

  • Full-tuition scholarship for those qualifying specialties, which includes a monthly stipend of over $2,200.00

  • Receive up to $40,000 to repay qualifying loans to lending institutions (over a maximum three-year period)
    through the Active Duty Health Professions Loan Repayment Program (ADHPLRP). Active Duty Obligation is 1
    year-for-year receiving loan repayment with a minimum period of 2 years on Active Duty

  • $272,000 signing (accession) bonus. The payments will be paid in four annual payments. The first payment will be
    requested upon completion of Basic Officer Leadership Course (BOLC) and arrival at first duty station. The
    remaining three payments will be made on the anniversary date of the first payment

  • Travel opportunities, to include humanitarian missions

  • 30 days of paid vacation earned annually

  • A military retirement system that blends the traditional legacy retirement pension with a defined contribution to service members’ Thrift Savings Plan account

  • No-cost or low-cost medical and dental care for you and your family

  • Commissary (grocery) and post exchange shopping privileges

Army Reserve –

  • $75,000 special pay, paid annually in increments of $25,000 for up to a total of three years. Must have completed
    a residency program in your specialty

  • Receive up to $250,000 for repayment of education loans (up to $40,000 maximum per year)

  • Specialized training assistance and a monthly stipend while enrolled in an accredited residency program.

  • Recipients must be a U.S. citizen and will serve in the Army Reserve for a determined amount of time after
    completing their residency

Requirements include:

  • Doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathy degree from an accredited U.S. school of medicine or osteopathy; foreign graduates may apply if they have a permanent certificate from the Educational Council 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 (GME) internship

  • Completion of a training program in psychiatry

  • Between 21 and 42 years of age

  • U.S. citizenship

  • In addition to the above qualifications, citizenship or permanent U.S. residency is required for Army Reserve

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