As an orthopedic surgeon and officer with Army Medical Corps, you'll have the opportunity to learn the most advanced procedures and techniques in practice today. From groundbreaking bionic prosthetics in practice to regenerative bone and tissue research, the U.S. Army Medical Department is pioneering work that is changing the practice - and improving the success rate - of orthopedic surgery.
- Examine, diagnose and treat or prescribe course of treatment and surgery for patients with disorders, malformations, diseases and injuries to the musculoskeletal system, and preform required surgery
- Conduct and supervise direct patient care, and plan and execute disease prevention and health promotion programs
- Exercise command of medical units as provided by law and regulation
- Perform special staff functions in health support for commanders at all levels
- Conduct medical research on diseases of military importance, and conduct, supervise, and participate in graduate medical education and training of other medical personnel needed to sustain a robust and readily available medical system