By Debbie Gregory.
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The Army offers the opportunity to not only serve your nation with critical life-saving skills across the globe, but also outstanding benefits. One benefit may include the opportunity to get out from under student loans. With medical school being so expensive, this potential benefit holds a great deal of appeal to doctors and medical students alike.
For more adventurous doctors, the Army offers the opportunity for adrenaline-seeking surgeons to jump out of an aircraft and perform surgeries in the middle of a combat zone.
Army leaders are encouraging premedical school students and medical residents to consider careers in the Army. There are more than 90 medical concentrations in the Army, including trauma life support, head and neck specialists, and preventative medicine.
Fort Bragg’s 44th Medical Brigade is a small surgical team that has the ability to mobilize and deploy within 18 hours.
They can perform as many as 30 surgeries in three days.
The Army allows greater career diversity, including research opportunities, said Lt. Col. Kevin Smith of the 2nd Medical Recruiting Battalion.
Smith emphasized that the active-duty component needs emergency physicians, family medicine physicians, general surgeons and psychiatrists.
“You can’t always evacuate a soldier, Smith said. “You need to be able to treat them on the battlefield.