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Treating the underserved. Healing a nation.

Physicians in the USPHS Commissioned Corps serve their country in places like prisons, Indian country, the civil service, and the laboratory.

Treating the underserved. Healing a nation.

Physicians in the USPHS Commissioned Corps serve their country in places like prisons, Indian country, the civil service, and the laboratory.
Officers In Action

A Message from Chief Medical Officer CAPT Lewis

Becoming a medical officer in the USPHS Commissioned Corps
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Qualifications

M.D. from a U.S. or Canadian program accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Medical Association (AMA)
D.O. degree from a program accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
Certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates if you are a graduate of a medical school that is not located within a U.S. State or territory or other jurisdiction, or a Province or Territory of Canada
One completed year of postgraduate medical education (e.g., internship or first year of residency training) in a program accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education of the AMA or the Bureau of Osteopathic Education of the AOA
Current, unrestricted, and valid medical license from any U.S. state, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, or Guam
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Benefits

College loan repayment
Health and dental care at low or no cost
Mobility between government agencies
Tax-free housing and meal allowances
Financial support for education through the Post-9/11 GI Bill
Retirement pension plan
Career advancement and pay increases with years of service
Flexibility to work in a variety of settings

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