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Army Flight surgeon vs. Battalion surgeon

Discussion in 'Military Medicine' started by D.O.nysus, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. D.O.nysus

    D.O.nysus Junior Member
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    There are many of us in primary care (and not so primary care) training programs getting ready to begin our first Army job, who are being "requested" to fill either a battalion surgeon or flight surgeon billet. Anybody (ideally who has recently served in this capacity) want to share there thoughts about benefits/drawbacks of each. Especially with respect to such exciting topics as clinical time, deployments, administrative crap, opportunities to moonlight. Thanks for all of your insight!!!
     
    #1 D.O.nysus, Dec 29, 2008
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  3. GMO2003

    GMO2003 Senior Member
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    well..you will not have to undergo any additional training as a BN Surgeon..you will primarily be doing outpatient FM when you are attached to a TDA unit and will be doing admin and field duty when you are attached to a MTOE unit...as a flight surgeon in the army you will have to complete and pass the flight surgeon course at Fort Rucker in Alabama..the rest is pretty much the same..Therefore, I'd do the FS route beause some of your payback time will be eaten up by going to school.
     

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