Discussion in 'On Topic' started by dazed, Sep 11, 2006.
THinking of joining after I finish my MD in 3 years. Has anyone done this?
Army needs you more.
never been done before
if its as interesting financially in the american army as it is in the canadian army, you should join now. my good friend is entering her 2nd year in medical school and recieved 40k upfront, gets all her tuition and books payed, and recieves a 3.2k monthly salary while she studies. all she has to do is undergo some training during the summer (she doesn't have to work at all during the school year) and then serve for 5 years after she finishes medical school.
It must be nice to tact on Lt Col or Major that fast
The Air Force docs have the shiznit when it comes to benefits..you'll get some time overseas, but not too much. You'll enjoy nice hospitals, with nice equipment, and you are really not "military" per say, but more or less just a doctor in a uniform.
become a flight surgeon - extra incentive pay, occasional aircraft rides, and a rather leisurely schedule considering you're a doctor.
every flight doc i've ever met said it's the best niche in the medical career field.
there was a 29 yo major on another platoon of my basic officer training course ... of course his instructors or peers didn't have to salute him or anything but it still must have been weird. he was studying his medical specialty.
i know a 30 year old LTC. The army gives him ridiculous job bonuses, i guarentee he is pullin in over 200k a year easily.
The real benefit with being a doctor in the military is that you get a lot more experience as a new doctor without the ridiculous hours that a resident pulls. You also get paid slightly better and there is practically no threat of malpractice. However, you have to remember that each year of school you take through the army equals two years of active duty.
your going to have to look at all of the military wives vaginas. no joke
Even if he's a podiatrist?
lol most likely exp if the chick is wearing a short skirt