Minimum Education Requirement:
M.D. or D.O. degree and completed an ACGME- or AOA-accredited program of postgraduate specialty training.
Critical care physicians in the Air Force do the same things their civilian counterparts do. Of course there are some differences. For instance, Air Force Critical Care Physicians can work out of a permanent ground facility, an emergency facility erected after a natural disaster or at 30,000 feet as part of a Critical Care Air Transport Team working in a flying intensive care unit. At the end of the day, though, the mission is always to save the patient's life, no matter where they happen to be.
You might like this career if you have interests in these areas:
To ease your transition into the Air Force, you'll enter a five-week training regimen designed to educate you on the ways of both the military and military healthcare. You'll participate in physical conditioning five days a week, leadership training and classroom studies.