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NEWS | Feb. 6, 2020

Army offering incentives to medical specialties

By U.S. Army Recruiting Command Public Affairs U.S. Army Recruiting Command Public Affairs

The U.S. Army is looking for motivated health professionals and has added eight medical specialties to the list of part-time careers eligible for $25,000-$75,000 in bonuses per year.


In addition to the original four specialties – General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery and Emergency Medicine – the following have been added to the Army Reserve incentive list:


Family Medicine



Pulmonary/Critical Care


Preventative Medicine

Comprehensive Dentist

Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon


Current bonuses vary depending on the specialty and total number of years the individual signs up to serve.


“A general surgeon could elect the bonus for four years and receive $75,000 a year for four years; a total of $300,000,” said Martin Stubeda, director of health service at U.S. Army Recruiting Command.


Those wishing to practice medicine in the Army must undergo all screening measures, just as any other recruit, to ensure they meet all cognitive, physical and moral requirements, and also have a genuine desire to serve their country and Soldiers in both stateside medical centers and in operational environments overseas.


For more information or to request an interview about medical specialty incentives, contact U.S. Army Medical Recruiting Brigade Public Affairs at or 502-626-0141.