Presentation on theme: "US Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Over 90 career disciplines within all health care fields 6 corps (Dental Corps, Medical Corps, Medical Service Corps,"— Presentation transcript:
US Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Over 90 career disciplines within all health care fields 6 corps (Dental Corps, Medical Corps, Medical Service Corps, Medical Specialist Corps, Nurse Corps and Veterinary Corps) A world of financial and educational benefits Leadership Opportunities Active or Reserve service
A Day in Army Medicine 41, 986 Clinic visits 374 Patients admitted 1,214 Patient beds occupied 26,600 Dental procedures 64 Births 12,494 Radiology procedures 54,048 Outpatient Pharmacy prescriptions 50,420 Laboratory procedures 1,961 Veterinary Outpatient visits $23.2 Million-worth of food inspected
AMEDD A Humanitarian Mission In over 80 countries; Army medical personnel are manning civilian hospitals, teaching local medical professionals, providing equipment and medication.
Questions for Thought Do I want to make a difference in the world? How much of a difference do I truly want to make?
Why Become an Army Dentist? Guaranteed Job After Graduation Guaranteed Pay Guaranteed Patients Can Not Get Sued Autonomy Increase Speed Prepare For Private Practice Specialists To Learn From Without “Turf Wars”
Time Off Paid CE Course = 6 days (comparable cost 3K) Eligible leave days = 30 days (civilian average 14 days) Holidays = 10 – 20 Days –MLK (2), Presidents Day (2), Memorial Day (2), July 4 th (2), Labor Day (2), Columbus Day (2), Veteran’s Day (2), Thanksgiving (2), Christmas (2), New Years (2) –Christmas Schedule = 6 days –Permissive TDY for CE = 4 days –Organizational Day/Christmas Party = 1 or 2 days 57-67 Paid Days Off (approximately 2 months)
Diversity Army Dental Corps has many options No banging the same drum day after day for 30 years Different Career tracks – perfect for midlife crisis Command Education Research Administrative Clinical
Pay for a New Dentist Dental Officer with less than 2 years Regular Military Compensation: $71,858.23 $3000 (VSP – everyone) $10000(DASP – everyone – yearly contract) Total $84,858.23 annual income
Pay for a Specialist If dental officer has specialized and completed ADSO – at 6 years pay may be: MAJ=$99,265.32 Average Regular Military Compensation $7000 (VSP – everyone) $12000(DASP – everyone – yearly contract) $2500 (BSP – board certified specialists only) $50000 (multi-year retention – specialists only) Total $170,765.32 annual income
Will I Go To War? Dental Corps Seeks Volunteers Prior To Picking Dentist And Typically There Is Enough Volunteers To Fill Slots Most Dentists Have Not Been Deployed Dentists Are Not Out On The Front Lines
Private Practice Problems Private practice issues that are not seen in the military Advertising Financial Collections Employee embezzlements Taxes Accountants 24/7 emergency call 365 days a year Working on holidays, evenings, or Saturdays, and finding staff willing to do so as needed
Private Practice Problems Trying to find good affordable health insurance for family and office staff Staff calling in sick, impacting daily production Not enjoying vacations because of thinking about cost of the vacation and loss of income while business expenses continue Salary issues Estimated or final payments to the IRS Workman’s Comp State taxes Social security taxes Retirement plans/401k
Private Practice Problems Saturation and competition Worrying about another dentist opening a practice across the street, stealing staff, hygienists, and patients (especially right before retirement when needing to sell practice) Working in an environment with less contact and professional interaction with colleges Hiring and firing staff, interviews, raises, office politics
The Health Professions Scholarship Program for Dental School The Health Professions Scholarship Program for Dental School
What Does the Scholarship Pay For? 100% TUITION BOOKS, FEES, AND DENTAL SCHOOL EXPENSES $20,000 Sign on Bonus MONTHLY STIPEND $2,088 PER MONTH FOR 10 1/2 MONTHS ARMY OFFICER PAY 2LT PAY FOR REMAINING 45 DAYS (Currently $6,086.46 for single soldier here in Twin Cities area)
What Does the Army Expect from YOU ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE OBLIGATION One year for each year you receive HPSP COMISSION AS AN ARMY OFFICER. Commission as a 2LT in the United States Army Medical Corps. Upon graduation you will be promoted to Captain FULL-TIME STUDENT You are expected to be a full-time student.
What Does the Army Expect from YOU ACTIVE DUTY TRAINING 45 day Officer Basic Leadership Course Train for 45 days during the summer in an Army dental facility.