Options for paying military physicians. by Joel N. Slackman

Cover of: Options for paying military physicians. | Joel N. Slackman

Published by Congress of the U.S., Congressional Budget Office in Washington, D.C .

Written in English

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  • United States. Office of Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services.,
  • Physicians -- United States.,
  • Medical fees -- United States.,
  • United States -- Armed Forces -- Medical personnel.,
  • United States -- Armed Forces -- Pay, allowances, etc.

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SeriesA CBO study
ContributionsUnited States. Congressional Budget Office.
LC ClassificationsUH223 .S53 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 72 p. ;
Number of Pages72
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Open LibraryOL1986523M
LC Control Number90601868

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Retirement Benefits. The Military offers considerable retirement benefits for physicians in Active Duty, the Reserve or the Guard. If you serve for 20 years (and reach age 60 for Reserve and Guard), you have a choice to receive a monthly pension based on your base pay, or a discounted lump sum, paid either all at once or distributed annually for up to four years.

Physicians who thrive in diverse settings, have a desire to lead, and derive satisfaction from caring for our courageous service members, and may find military medicine a good fit. Added benefits include loan-repayment programs, no overhead, billing, or malpractice worries, and excellent benefit and retirement plans.

If I made $K as a 04/05 military physician without all the other intangibles (uncontrollable) I mentioned then I'd be doing 20+ years despite the fact that I am in a high paying specialty.

I have no loans. My wife is also a physician so we are plenty comfortable. However I am out once my ADSO is up. 2 days ago  When sports medicine physician Scotty Newcomer, D.O., was offered a chance to treat soldiers from Fort Knox, he jumped at it.

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an active duty military internist. explains how he went to medical school for free. What his lifestyle is like as an active duty staff physician and gets honest. Some physicians conduct research on conditions or diseases that are significant to the military.

Physicians may work at stateside posts or at Army installations around the world. What Ranked Doctors Earn -- Basic Pay. The Army pay table sets salaries for each rank, or pay grade, with increases occurring after specific service anniversaries.

Practicing Physicians. Practicing physicians can receive a sign-on bonus of $, to $,* when you qualify. Offers have many variables. To get details and find out which offer would benefit you most, request that a Navy Medical Recruiter contact you.

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The military pays % tuition for HPSP students; it also provides a monthly stipend of more than $2, officers’ pay during breaks, and in some cases, a $20, signing bonus. Physicians in certain in-demand specialties who sign up in residency can receive an annual grant of more than $45, plus a monthly stipend of more than $2, via.

It was the opportunity to pay my student loans and the thought of an exciting lifestyle in military emergency medicine. Military medicine is often described as cutting edge medicine with the latest technology, yet there are many reports of military health care system being subpar when compared to their civilian counterpart.

The military primarily employs doctors with specializations in common types of medicine such as pediatrics, family care, and neurology.

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Enrolling in medical school in either the Navy, Army or Air Force is an honorable pursuit. Civilian Physician Assistant Students: The Navy can help you pay for PA school tuition, and even provide a salary and benefits during school.

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As an Army physician you’ll get to practice in an environment without the distractions of the “business” side of the profession. That’s because you’ll practice medicine in one of the few places in the world where comprehensive patient care is the top priority. Enter your keywords. Sort by.

Relevancy. While attending USU, students are commissioned as active duty military officers and paid on the O1 level (Ensign for Navy).

Students also receive military benefits and tuition, fees and books are provided. After completing medical school, students are promoted to O3 and must serve 7 years on active duty (AFTER) completing a PGY-1 year (Internship).

Fast-Growing Field. Mahaffy, a certified physician assistant (PA-C) at Evangelical Community Hospital in Columbia, Pennsylvania, became a PA about 10 years ago after 25 years as a paramedic. Gregory Morgan, CPA, Col USAF, Ret, left the military at 26 years.

He isn’t a physician, but was an accountant who worked in military finance throughout his career and has worked in adminstrative positions with Bank of America and two colleges since then. I’ll add a few comments at the end.] The Military Pension.

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Army Doctor Vs. Civilian Pay. Army doctors work to keep soldiers medically fit and able to fight the enemy. They also help to care for soldiers' dependent family members, working in specialties that include family medicine, pediatrics, orthopedics and cardiology.

To attract enough doctors, the Army also offers. By now, you’ve probably realized that the costs of becoming a physician assistant may be a bit of a double-edged sword. You’re paying high out-of-pocket costs now but the pay could be worth it later. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median yearly pay for a physician assistant in was $, Even better, the BLS.

Military Physician Pay & Compensation Military MDs earn officer pay, allowances, special incentives Military physicians earn a fairly complex mixture of officer pay, housing and subsistence allowances, and four kinds of special pay for physicians focused on specialty, length of service, length of contract, and board certification.

There are ab physicians in the military, [ ]. Upon graduation from graduate school, those pursuing a Physician Assistant position are required to attend Officer Development School (ODS) in Newport, R.I. ODS is a five-week program that provides a comprehensive and intense introduction to the responsibilities of Navy Staff Corps Officers.

Here they learn about the military structure of the U.S. Navy, its rich history of traditions and. The U.S. Army Medical Department, Borden Institute, recently released its new US Army Physician Assistant Handbook.

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To my understanding, all military physicians get paid a base salary, BAH (if not living on base), and BAS based on his/her rank and time in service. The base salary, BAH, and BAS are the same across the uniformed services, so a lieutenant colonel EM doctor gets the same pay as a lieutenant colonel commander of a combat battalion.

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An introduction to military medicine for medical students new to the military. Military medicine is the application of medical art and science in a military setting for the benefit of the military organization through optimal care of the combatant.

Topics include: history of military medicine; military medical leadership; military law and ethics. Vista notes that primary care specialties are very comparable and in some cases, like pediatrics, the average pay may actually be slightly higher than the median pay for a physician.

There are, however, significant benefits for a military physician compared to their civilian counterparts, although they are less tangible than a paycheck. The median annual cardiothoracic surgeon salary in the United States is a hefty $, This equates to about $ per hour. This is well in the range of the middle 50% of surgeons, which is between $, and $,   Army: Army physicians have several options for loan payment assistance, including.

Financial Assistance Program: The Army provides certain physicians working to complete their residency with grants of more than $45, per addition, they provide a $2, monthly stipend. Active Duty Health Professions Loan Repayment Program: As an army physician, you may receive.

9/11/ - Coming home is a wonderful thing. But, transitioning from active military duty back into civilian life is often layered with many complex, smaller transitions.

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Contact your advertising specialist by emailing us today at [email protected]   Financial loss - This was the no. 1 reason why I decided against military medicine. Assuming I go into interventional radiology, I can expect to make ~k per year or more.

If I work in military, my pay as an IR physician will be ~k. I would be loosing k per year. 7 year commitment = x 7 =1 million k less pay. Here are a few options: 1.

ROTC Scholarships. Some schools offer the opportunity to apply for a Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program that could pay for nearly all of your tuition, fees and books charges for four years of school, in exchange for a commitment to enter the service as a commissioned officer when you graduate.

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ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff, who was critically injured while covering the War in Iraq in and was saved by the advances in military medical. Aviation Career Incentive Pay (Officers): ACIP is restricted to regular officers, who hold, or are in training leading to, an aeronautical rating or designation and who engage and remain in aviation services on a career basis.

Entitlement to ACIP may be on a continuous or conditional (month-to-month) basis. Monthly payments are based on rank and years of service and range from $ to $ per. Participating in a loan forgiveness program is one way to wipe out medical school debt.

Primary care physicians have several repayment opportunities available to them. An employee on military leave under section (a) receives his or her full civilian salary, as well as military pay.

This leave accrues at the beginning of each fiscal year, and all Guard or Reserve members, including those on extended active duty, should be credited with 15 days of paid military leave on October 1 of each year. The president of the United States sets the annual salaries for all military personnel by executive order.

The annual pay for army doctors starting at the rank of captain or O-3 is $49, The salary for a doctor assigned the rank of major or O-4 is $56, The army supplements its officer salaries with generous benefits that include free housing, free healthcare, educational.More options Find results that contain Any of my search term words; All of my Professional Physician Assistant ; Military ; Cardiology PA in the Navy Cardiology PA in the Navy.

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