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Job Title:

Flight Surgeon

Job Summary:

The Flight Surgeons provide emergency medical care to pilots and their crew. Flight surgeons make sure soldiers are healthy before missions and promote healthy diets and lifestyles to prevent the spread of illnesses. Surgeons fly along on most missions, including special operations.

Education/Experience

  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.)
  • Graduate from an accredited medical school in the United States or Canada
    • This degree must have been accredited by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association; Association of American Medical Colleges; Liaison Committee on Medical Education; Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association, or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) at the time the degree was obtained (e.g. Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)
    • A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school must provide education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States
    • Evidence of equivalency to accredited schools in the United States is demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country, or successful completion of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination
  • Board eligible or board certified as required in the TO
  • Successful completion of an internship and residency program (corresponding to the specialty required in the TO) which has been approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or the Committee on Postdoctoral Training of the American Osteopathic Association.  Subsequent to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy degree, a candidate must have had at least 1 year of supervised experience providing direct service in a clinical setting (i.e., a 1-year internship or the first year of a residency program in a hospital or an institution accredited for such training)
  • For purposes of this requirement, graduate training programs include only those internship, residency, and fellowship programs that are approved by accrediting bodies recognized within the United States or Canada.  Descriptions of such programs are described below
    • An internship program involves broadly based clinical practice in which physicians acquire experience in treating a variety of medical problems under supervision (e.g., internal medicine, surgery, general practice, obstetrics- gynecology, and pediatrics).
    • Such programs are in hospitals or other institutions accredited for internship training an appropriate accrediting body
    • A residency program involves training in a specialized field of medicine in a hospital or an institution accredited for training in the specialty by an appropriate accrediting bodyA fellowship program involves advanced training (beyond residency training) in a given medical specialty in either a clinical or research setting in a hospital or an institution accredited in the United States for such training
  • As required to meet clinical competency requirements specified in the Service-specific credentialing instructions
  • Current, full, active, and unrestricted license to practice medicine as required in the TO

 

Responsibilities

  • Perform a full range of physician services in accordance with privileges granted by the MTF
  • Direct, perform, or assist in the instruction of other health care professionals within the scope of the clinical privileges or responsibilities
  • Examine, diagnose, treat or prescribe courses of treatment within the scope of training, experience, and privileges
  • Provide preventive and health maintenance care, including annual physicals, positive health behaviors, and self-care skills through education and counseling
  • Order diagnostic tests as applicable as well as request consultation or referral with appropriate physicians, clinics, or other health resources as indicated
  • Technically proficient in directing and teaching other medical staff, providing educational lectures and participating in the provision of in-service training to clinic staff members
  • Such direction and interaction will adhere to Government and professional clinical standards and accepted clinical protocols
  • Other duties as assigned