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Podiatrist performing surgeryThe Medical Service Corps has two primary functions. First, it provides administrative officers the opportunity to manage various aspects of Combat Health Support. Second, the Corps provides allied science officers who directly impact the health of the Soldiers serving in the United States Army as well as their families. Most lieutenants will be initially branched as a Health Services Officer to serve as a Medical Platoon Leader which may lead to various positions such as Company Executive Officer and Company Commander.

MicrobiologistThe Medical Service Corps prepares its officers to be at the forefront of healthcare. The Corps provides its officers with excellent opportunities for advanced degrees. Every year, the Corps offers many programs to earn Masters and Ph.D. degrees as well as opportunities to train with private industry.

ESOs and Entomologists performing Preventive Medicine training

There are 24 distinct Areas of Concentration within the Corps. The assignments associated with the different AOCs range from a Medical Platoon Leader in a Brigade Combat Team, to a biochemist developing vaccines and other agents to defeat the effects of bioterrorism. The Corps is made up of highly skilled officers who provide leadership and expertise to Joint Command Strategic Operations--from the front lines of Afghanistan and Iraq to the laboratories of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research.

 

The Medical Service Corps Areas of Concentration

   
 Administrative Health Services
Preventive Medicine Services
  • 70A Healthcare Administrator
  • 70B Health Services Officer
  • 70C Comptroller 70C Comptrollership
  • 70D Health Services Systems Manager
  • 70E Patient Administrator
  • 70F Human Resources Manager
  • 70F Newsletter
  • 70H Plans, Operations, Intelligence, Training, and Security
  • 70K Medical Logistics 70K Newsletters
  • 70K9I Health Facilities Management External link (opens in a new browser window)
  • 67J Aeromedical Evacuation
  • 670A Health Services Maintenance Technician
  • 72A Nuclear Medical Science
  • 72B Entomology External link (opens in a new browser window)
  • 72C Audiology
  • 72D Environmental Science and Engineering
 
Medical Allied Sciences
Clinical Health Sciences
  • 67E Pharmacy
  • 67F Optometry
  • 67G Podiatry
  • 73A Social Work
  • 73B Clinical Psychology
  • 71F Research Psychology
 

If you are a cadet in ROTC or West Point and are interested in accessing into the Medical Service Corps, go to Careers & Jobs-MSC.External link (opens in a new browser window)

If you are not in the Army but interested in a career in the Allied Sciences, go to GoArmy.com. External link (opens in a new browser window)

 

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