Serve full-time in the Navy Medical Corps Physician Jobs

Practice truly patient-focused medicine in the globally renowned network of Navy Health Care.

There are now job openings for Physicians in America’s Navy.

Industry: Military, Health Care, Medicine, Medical, Hospital, R&D

Type of Service: Full-time (Active Duty)

Type of Position: Officer in the Navy Medical Corps (graduate degree required)

About this Job: Navy Physicians are responsible for meeting the full spectrum of medical needs for military servicemembers – practicing medicine that’s patient-focused, not business-driven. In this role:

  • Care for Sailors and Marines as well as their eligible family members
  • Specialize in any of more than 30 medical specialty and subspecialty areas – from General Practice to Neurosurgery
  • Work anywhere from Naval Bases to National Naval Medical Centers, hospital ships to mobile clinics
  • Earn competitive pay and benefits (this includes tax-free allowances for housing and meals, comprehensive medical/dental coverage, retirement benefits, 30 days' vacation with pay earned every year, and low-cost travel opportunities)

Key Opportunities: A medical doctor in the Navy does much of what a doctor in civilian practice does. There are distinct professional advantages:

  • Operate free of start-up costs, equipment expenses and insurance fees
  • Take part in disaster relief and humanitarian outreach efforts
  • Pursue opportunities not readily available in civilian practice (i.e., work on an aircraft carrier, in the field or in locations around the world)
  • Acquire invaluable management experience as a medical leader (Medical Officer)
  • Receive a potential sign-on bonus (availability of offer depends on specialty)
  • Receive paid training and access to Navy-funded continuing education

Qualifications and Requirements: Candidates must satisfy specific criteria to be eligible for employment consideration.

  • U.S. citizenship: Required
  • Education: Graduate of a medical school approved by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education or the American Medical Association (AMA); or a graduate of a school of osteopathy approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) [note that foreign medical graduates must have completed a residency program approved by the AMA, be board-certified in a specialty considered critical to the Navy, and have at least two years of experience following completion of residency – consideration is on a case-by-case basis]
  • Licensing: Current state medical license within one year of entering the Navy Medical Corps
  • Gender: Male or female
  • Age: 21 to 64 (qualified candidates over this age will be considered on a case-by-case basis)
  • Medical exam: Required
  • Physical fitness test: Required
  • Service commitment: Minimum of three years of Active Duty

Learn more about a medical career in America's Navy – including details on available specialties and current offers.