ILLINOIS ARMY NATIONAL GUARD RECRUITING
Medical Specialist Corps
In the absence of a physician, the Physician Assistant will be the primary
source of advice to determine the medical necessity, priority, and
requirements for patient evacuation, and initial emergency care and
stabilization. Prescribes courses of
treatment and medication when required, and consistent with their
capabilities and credentials.
The Specialist Corps consists of commissioned officers who are qualified
physician assistants. The
Specialist Corps plans, organizes, performs, and supervises troop medical
care at Levels I and II. Directs
services, teaches and trains enlisted medics, and performs as medical
platoon leader or officer in charge in designated units.
A physician assistant must possess a Baccalaureate degree from a college or
university acceptable to the Department of the Army, be certified by the
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, and have a
valid, current, unrestricted license.
The Army Medical Specialist Corps specialty, followed by
the Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) code is Physician Assistant, 65D.
Qualifies for the
Health Professional Loan Repayment Program (HPLRP), and
Continuing Medical Education (CME).