Serve part-time in the Navy Medical Corps Physician

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

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

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

Type of Service: Part-time (Reserve 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 for part-time service (this includes tax-free allowances for housing and meals, low-cost life insurance options, retirement benefits, low-cost travel opportunities and potential VA home loans)

Key Opportunities: It’s possible to maintain an existing civilian career while also enjoying the challenges and rewards of Navy Medicine. A medical doctor in the Navy Reserve serves as few as two days each month and two weeks each year. There are opportunities for additional service and pay and flexible scheduling opportunities to meet service requirements. There are also 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 potential financial incentives (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 Reserve, and have at least two years of experience following completion of residency – consideration is on a case-by-case basis]
  • Licensing: Current license to practice medicine, surgery or osteopathy in the United States – applicants must be currently engaged in clinical practice of the specialty being considered
  • Gender: Male or female
  • Age: 20 to 64 at the time of appointment (older applicants may be considered on a case-by-case basis, depending upon qualifications and the needs of the Navy Reserve)
  • Medical exam: Required
  • Physical fitness test: Required
  • Service commitment: Minimum of two years

Learn more about practicing medicine part-time in America's Navy Reserve – including details on available specialties and current offers.