At the forefront of innovation in a wide range of surgical procedures, the U.S. Army is an ideal choice for general surgeons who not only want to advance their careers but also want to advance the practice of surgery. From groundbreaking work in regenerative medicine to the development of 3-D anatomical models to aid in surgical pre- and post-op planning, the surgical advancements being pioneered right now by the U.S. Army Medical Department are improving outcomes for their patients and changing the practice of medicine.
- Examine, diagnose and treat or prescribe course of treatment and surgery for patients with injuries or disorders with surgical conditions, and perform required surgery
- Provide consultation and advice to the command and staff regarding surgical matters
- 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 graduate medical education and training of other medical personnel needed to sustain a robust and readily available medical system