If you are a medical student, and wish to serve your country there are opportunities for a career as an Air Force doctor. You can serve as a physician in the Air Force, and receive state of the art continuing training, as well as being a part of the support for our country.
As an Air Force doctor, some of the duties you may have include: Assisting in patient surgery and extended care in Air Force Care facilities. You will work in Direct Ward and outpatient Services and work to provide direct and extended care to Air Force personnel and dependents. You will work to instruct and assist in training medical technicians and field medics.
As an Air Force Doctor you will formulate procedures and plans for patients’ direct care and work to assign schedules and direct medical activities in a variety of settings. You can enter into and serve in the Air Force as a doctor in a variety of different ways. You can sign up for Air Force service while going to school, graduate and become a commissioned medical officer. Or, you can apply for a direct commission if you are already a licensed civilian doctor.
Last, you can become an Air Force Doctor by applying for one of the U.S. Air Force medical enlistment training programs.
To enter into a Doctor medical career in the Air Force you have to have a doctorate degree in medicine, or be Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, or other specialty. Sometimes you must have a graduate one-year program degree in advanced medical studies to qualify, depending on the specialty and the needs of the Air Force. Air Force Doctors works with patients and other medical personnel in Air Force Facilities. They work with patients to develop case histories, obtain data and information through patient interviews, and evaluate wounded and sick personnel.
Doctors in the Air Force can be stationed literally anywhere that the Air Force serves around the world. As you rise in rank you will be assigned additional responsibility including supervising other doctors, and managing departments. Doctors can be assigned as advisors to commanders in battlefield situations, as well as headquarters units. Senior Medical personnel help coordinate patient care and health service for military command facilities. As a Senior Command Doctor you will participate in a variety of professional societies and organizations. You can be called upon to advise commanders on issues of Air Force Personnel welfare and health’s