When you join the Army, you will join a tight-knit community that is built to help you achieve your goals and fulfill your sense of purpose. You will be busy, but you will still have the time to start a family, raise a family or pursue your own personal interests. Whatever your situation, the Army community is there to support you with a whole new level of camaraderie.

Work/Life Balance

Unless you are deployed, your call schedules will be similar to those for a civilian physician. Since you also won’t need to manage your own practice or deal with multiple insurance companies, you may have a little more free time to spend with your family.

Support for Family Members

Maternity and paternity leave are standard in the Army. Mothers receive six weeks of maternity leave, and fathers receive 10 days. The Army also provides access to daycare facilities, on-base schooling and youth activity centers. The Family Readiness System (FRS) offers support during deployment, relocation and other major life events. Finally, you and your dependents can save money by taking advantage of the tax-free shopping and discounts available through the commissary and base exchange system.


Through their training, missions and shared goals, all service members form close bonds, and physicians are no exception. By serving one of the most appreciative patient populations imaginable and working so closely with your colleagues, you will create friendships that last.

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If you would like to be contacted by one of the Army’s top-notch healthcare career counselors, just fill out the form below and one will be in touch as soon as possible. If you don’t want to wait, just call or text (702) 908-7463 and you can speak directly to SSG Trevor Sturgill. He doesn’t know beans about picking a good football team and he likes energy drinks just a little too much, but he’s a nice guy and will be happy to answer all of your questions.