Fact or Fiction: Army Medical Specialties

By: Denise Harrison

Fact or Fiction: Army Medical Specialties
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About This Quiz

The U.S. Army Medical Corps has a wide variety of opportunities for medical professionals. So what specialties are most in demand, and who can apply for these jobs? Take our quiz to find out!
The Army Medical Corps employs more than 50 specialties.
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Just about any medical specialty is welcomed, if not in demand, in the Army Medical Corps.
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Nuclear medicine professionals work with the nuclei in your body's cells.
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Nuclear diagnosticians are radiologists who introduce radiopharmaceuticals into the body, then they use cameras and computers to detect and map the radioactive drug in the patient's body to create diagnostic images.

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Internal medical professionals are specially trained to work with internal organs.
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Despite the name, internal specialists, or internists, are actually specially trained to prevent and treat diseases and ailments that affect adults.

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An otolaryngologist specializes in just the larynx.
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An otolaryngologist is the more formal name for an ear, nose and throat doctor. These specialists also work with the head and neck.

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Urologists treat both men and women.
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Urologists diagnose and treat disorders of the kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder and urethra in both men and women.
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After skin cancer, prostate is the most common cancer in men in the U.S.
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Approximately one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime, and one in 36 will die from this disease.
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An anesthesiologist's sole job is administering local, general and regional anesthesia during surgery.
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In addition to administering anesthesia, anesthesiologists also offer relief for patients with chronic pain outside the surgical setting.

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You must join the Army in order to serve as a medical specialist treating soldiers and their families.
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Civilian medical professionals can serve soldiers and their families right alongside their military peers.

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Civilian employees don't have to go through boot camp, need not wear military uniforms and aren't deployed, and there's no mandatory relocation.
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Civilian physicians serving the military don't have to go through the same type of training, but they still receive excellent benefits.
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You must have completed your entire medical education before serving the Army as a medical professional.
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If you're still pursuing your education, the U.S. Army Health Care Team may pay up to 100 percent of your graduate-level tuition at any accredited medical, dental, veterinary, psychology or optometry program in the U.S. or Puerto Rico.

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