Minimum Education Requirement:
M.D. or D.O. degree and completed an ACGME- or AOA-accredited program of postgraduate specialty training.
Airmen put enormous demands on their body while training and serving. That's why the men and women of the Air Force rely on highly skilled Orthopedic Surgeons to examine, diagnose and treat diseases and injuries of their musculoskeletal system. In the Air Force, you'll work in state-of-the-art facilities with highly trained nurses and staff. And since you won't have to contend with the bureaucracy of insurance companies or manage a practice, you'll spend more of your time using the skills you worked so hard to acquire.
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.