Medical Corps Officer Jobs / MOS List

An Army Medical Corps Officer is responsible for the overall health of soldiers and their families. During combat, the Medical Corps Officer oversees the emergency medical management of casualties and makes sure soldiers are combat ready when it comes to their overall health. A Medical Corps Officer can specialize into many available fields, which are listed below:

Medical Corps Officer Jobs / MOS List

60A—Operational Medicine 61A—Nephrologist
60B—Nuclear Medicine Officer 61B—Medical Oncologist / Hematologist
60C—Preventive Medicine Officer 61C—Endocrinologist
60D—Occupational Medicine Officer 61D—Rheumatologist
60F—Pulmonary Disease/Critical Care Officer 61E—Clinical Pharmacologist
60G—Gastroenterologist 61F—Internist
60H—Cardiologist 61G—Infectious Disease Officer
60J—Obstetrician and Gynecologist 61H—Family Medicine
60K—Urologist 61J—General Surgeon
60L—Dermatologist 61K—Thoracic Surgeon
60M—Allergist, Clinical Immunologist 61L Plastic Surgeon
60N—Anesthesiologist 61M—Orthopedic Surgeon
60P—Pediatrician 61N—Flight Surgeon
60Q—Pediatric Sub-Specialist 61P—Physiatrist
60R—Child Neurologist 61Q—Radiation Oncologist
60S—Ophthalmologist 61R—Diagnostic Radiologist
60T—Otolaryngologist 61U—Pathologist
60U—Child Psychiatrist 61W—Peripheral Vascular Surgeon
60V—Neurologist 61Z—Neurosurgeon
60W—Psychiatrist 62A—Emergency Physician
62B—Field Surgeon


The responsibilities of a Medical Corps Officer may include:

  • Commanding and controlling Medical units during emergency and non-emergency medical situations.
  • Coordinate employment of Medical Soldiers and personnel at all levels of command, from platoon to battalion and higher, in U.S. and multi-national operations.

Requirements to be a Medical Corps Officer

You must have a degree of Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from osteopathic school acceptable to HQDA.


As an Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Officer, you will not participate in the Basic Training or Boot Camp; instead, you'll attend an Officer Basic Leadership Course (OBLC), a basic orientation course to the Army Health Care system, Army doctrine, and basic soldier and leader skills.

Officer Basic Leadership Course for Active Duty Officers is held four times a year at the AMEDD Center in Fort Sam Houston and lasts from ten 10-14to 14 weeks. Officers in the Army Reserve go to OBLC for two weeks. Health Professions Scholarship Program recipients will attend for 6 six weeks one time during their graduate medical education.

Your training time depends on your chosen specialty and whether or not you have prior military experience. You must also meet height and weight standards, as well as pass the Army Physical Fitness Test.

After completing OBLC, AMEDD Officers report to their initial Active Duty assignment. Students return to their graduate medical education following successful completion of OBLC.

Helpful Skills

Being a leader in the Army requires certain qualities. A leader exhibits self-discipline, initiative, confidence and intelligence. They are physically fit and can perform under physical and mental pressures. Leaders make decisions quickly, always focusing on completing the mission successfully, and show respect for their subordinates and other military officers. Leaders lead from the front and adjust to environments that are always changing. They are judged by their ability to make decisions on their own and bear ultimate moral responsibility for those decisions.

Advanced Responsibilities of a Medical Corps Officer

Medical Corps Officers may continue to specialize and serve in the Medical Corps at ever increasing levels of leadership and responsibility.

Increased responsibilities of an Medical Corps Officer may include:

  • Commanding and controlling part of a Field Hospital, installation Dental or Medical Activity (DENTAC or MEDDAC), or larger Health Services Command.
  • Coordinate employment of Medical Soldiers and personnel at all levels of command, from company to division level and beyond, in U.S. and multi-national operations.
  • Develop doctrine, organizations and equipment for unique dental and health care missions.
  • Instruct medical skills at service schools and medical training centers.
  • Serve as a Medical or Health Care advisor to other units, including Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve organizations.

Related Civilian Jobs

Being a Doctor in the Army Medical Corps, you will have the same qualifications to practice in your specialty in the civilian world.

Article Last Modified: February 27, 2011

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