Resident Training

A career in Army healthcare not only includes a great deal of flexibility in resident training programs, but includes an excellent opportunity to receive incentives that will help pay back your student loans.

For medical residents, the Financial Assistance Program (FAP) includes an annual grant of $45,000, a monthly stipend, reimbursement for required books, equipment and supplies and payment of any required tuition.

The majority of Army healthcare workers train in one of our six transitional programs, 71 residencies and 73 fellowships. Army resident training is available in the following specialties:

Anesthesiology
Dermatology
Emergency Medicine
Family Medicine
General Surgery
Internal Medicine
Neurology and Child Neurology
Neurosurgery
Obstetrics/Gynecology
Ophthalmology
Orthopaedics
Otolaryngology
Pathology
Pediatrics
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Preventive Medicine/Occupational Medicine
Psychiatry
Radiation Oncology
Radiology
Urology

Application Process Checklist

  1. Get accepted to a civilian residency program.
  2. Determine if you are eligible to join the Military.
  3. Contact a recruiter to apply.
  4. Your recruiter will schedule a preliminary interview.
  5. Your recruiter will schedule a physical examination for you via a Military Entrance Processing Station or the Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board.

What to Expect in Your Residency

As a resident in FAP, you will be a member of the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR). While in the IRR, you do not wear a uniform and you will not be pulled away from medical training for deployments. In exchange, you will need to participate in one 14-day annual training period for every year you spend in the program. During your annual training, you will be considered an active-duty officer, and you will receive pay and benefits equal to those of a captain in the Army.

Have an Army healthcare career counselor contact you by completing the form below, or by calling or texting (702) 908-7463.