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U.S. Army Recruiting Command U.S. Army Recruiting Command

  1. 1. U.S. Army Recruiting Command CPT James J. Jones, PhD, PA-C Army Physician Assistant
  2. 2. The Army Physician Assistant “ Taking care of America’s heroes” United in the mission of serving soldiers
  3. 3. Direct Accession Incentives <ul><li>Active Duty Health Professional Loan Repayment (ADHPLR) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$38,300 per year (pre-tax) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1,2 and 3 years available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All loan repayments are paid directly to lending institution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimum 3 year commitment </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. New Grad Pay <ul><li>Example Salary for a new PA graduate assigned to Hawaii (1LT): </li></ul><ul><li>Base pay: 3,170.00 (Taxable) </li></ul><ul><li>BAH (Housing Allowance) for Hawaii: $2381 (Non taxed) Amount Based on Assignment Locations) </li></ul><ul><li>Food allowance: 187.49 (Non taxed) </li></ul><ul><li>Non Board Certification Pay 166.00 (Non taxed) </li></ul><ul><li>Cost of living allowance: 555.07 (Non taxed) </li></ul><ul><li>$6,459.00 per month - $77,514.72 per year. </li></ul><ul><li>Loan repayment - $38,300 + 77, 514.72 = $115,814.72 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Another Example <ul><li>Example Salary for a PA assigned to Fort Hood Texas with 4 years of service (CPT): </li></ul><ul><li>Base Pay (Taxable) - $4,297.50 </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Housing Allowance (Non taxable income- $1203.00 (Amount Based on Assignment Locations) Basic Allowance For Subsistence (Food Allowance) (Non taxable income- $187.49 Non Board Certification Pay (Allowance for Masters Degree) - $166.00 </li></ul><ul><li>$5853.99 per month - $70,247 per year + 25K Bonus = $95,247 </li></ul>
  6. 6. US Army Physician Assistant Mission and Vision <ul><li>Mission- To ensure Soldier readiness and force sustainment through leadership, training, and quality health care; &quot;From the line, For the Line.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Vision- To be leaders within the Army healthcare system delivering world wide services to the nation and its Armed Forces-anytime, anywhere . </li></ul>
  7. 7. Army PA <ul><li>Military health care professional certified to practice medicine with physician supervision. </li></ul><ul><li>The AMEDD’s primary medical provider in battalion and division level field units </li></ul><ul><li>Battalion subject matter expert </li></ul>
  8. 8. Duties of an Army PA <ul><ul><li>Provide soldier healthcare </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Treat all categories of beneficiaries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Primary medical trainer to unit medics and combat lifesavers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Serve as medical platoon leader </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special staff officer to the commander </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preventive medicine/field sanitation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical logistics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other duties as assigned </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Duties of an Army PA <ul><ul><li>Provide advanced trauma management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conduct physical exams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diagnose and treat illnesses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Order and interpret diagnostic tests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Counsel on preventive health care </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assist in surgery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write prescriptions </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Special Opportunities <ul><li>Specialty Training, eligible after 4 years experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Aviation Medicine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cardiovascular Perfusion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emergency Medicine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Occupational Medicine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Orthopedics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preventive Medicine </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Special Opportunities <ul><li>Masters in Education </li></ul><ul><li>White House/Congressional Fellowships </li></ul><ul><li>Ph.D. programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health Promotion </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tuition Assistance </li></ul>
  12. 12. LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT ENHANCES YOUR CAREER <ul><li>Officer Basic Course </li></ul><ul><li>(11 Weeks) </li></ul><ul><li>Fort Sam Houston </li></ul><ul><li>San Antonio, Texas </li></ul>
  13. 13. Army PA Life Cycle 1 st -3 rd year 4 th -9 th year 10 th – 15 th year 2LT-1LT CPT Recruiter MAJ BN PA/Plat Ldr BN PA/Plat Ldr Company Commander Division PA PCM Residency IPAP Instructor Staff Officer Staff Officer IPAP Instructor 6 th -21 st Year 22 nd Plus LTC COL Corps PA Consultant Residency Director Corps Chief Staff Officer IPAP Program Director * This information is based upon approximate time frames for PA career development. This is not a complete list but is an example of possible assignments
  14. 14. Benefits <ul><li>Regular increases in rank, salary, and responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Thrift Saving Plan ( 401K ) </li></ul><ul><li>Tax Free Shopping </li></ul><ul><li>Retiremen t Income </li></ul><ul><li>100% Tuition Assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Physician Board Certification Pay </li></ul><ul><li>30 Day vacation with pay every year ( plus …federal holidays and training holidays) </li></ul>
  15. 15. Benefits <ul><li>Relocation without loss of seniority </li></ul><ul><li>Unlimited sick leave </li></ul><ul><li>Moving and travel expenses paid for </li></ul><ul><li>Family member medical and dental care plan </li></ul><ul><li>Low cost life insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Free Continuing Education </li></ul><ul><li>Free on-post housing or a housing allowance </li></ul><ul><li>True Autonomy and Quality of Life </li></ul>
  16. 16. Benefits Service that makes a difference <ul><li>Humanitarian Missions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Like Operation Hands Together </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Disaster relief </li></ul><ul><li>Give something back to the Your Country by responding to the health care needs of service members and their families. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Leisure Travel Space available flights !!!PAID!!! 30 Day Vacation each year Discount Lodging Armed Forces Vacation Clubs / www.afvclub.com Discount cruises
  18. 18. ARMY PAY Non-taxable Income <ul><li>BAS (Food) = $2200 a year </li></ul><ul><li>BAH (Housing) = $9,600 - $24,000 a year </li></ul><ul><li>Average annual salary for first year 1LT – $ 61 ,400.00 </li></ul><ul><li>Average annual salary at fourth year CPT - $ 70,500.00 </li></ul>
  19. 19. Army Healthcare <ul><li>More freedom to practice medicine </li></ul><ul><li>Highest standards </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom to order tests that are necessary </li></ul><ul><li>Patient needs above insurance influence </li></ul>
  20. 20. Army Healthcare <ul><li>Patients are guaranteed coverage </li></ul><ul><li>No need for prior proof of ability to pay </li></ul><ul><li>Our provider’s decisions have no secondary financial gain </li></ul>
  21. 21. Rewarding Career <ul><li>Meet your full potential </li></ul><ul><li>Be part of the solution </li></ul><ul><li>Join a team where your success is in their best interest </li></ul>
  22. 22. QUESTIONS ? Army PA Taking care of America’s heroes ! United in the mission of serving soldiers