ARMY MEDICINE

Army medicine has come a long way recently. Learn about medical specialties in the Army and the medical equipment and procedures medics use.

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Top 10 Specialties in the Army Medical Corps

The Army Medical Corps offers great benefits to those in more than 50 medical specialties, including career advancement and the opportunity to serve the country. So what are some of the specialties needed in the Army Medical Corps?

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  • Top 5 Challenges for Army Field Medics
    Top 5 Challenges for Army Field Medics

    During wartime, all deployed soldiers in the U.S. Army face danger, loneliness and unfamiliar terrain. But what kind of challenges do Army field medics face on the front line? See more »

  • What are Army combat medics' main duties?
    What are Army combat medics' main duties?

    You've probably heard the term "medic" at the movies: Something terrible happens on a battlefield, and as the smoke begins to clear, you hear soldiers calling "Medic!" while standing over the wounded. But what exactly does an Army medic do? See more »

  • What equipment do Army combat surgeons have?
    What equipment do Army combat surgeons have?

    In the late 19th century, combat doctors often didn't have more than a tent as a makeshift hospital, with few lifesaving instruments or medicines available. Field medicine has come a long way since then, so what equipment do Army surgeons use today? See more »

  • What exactly is an Army flight medic?
    What exactly is an Army flight medic?

    Army flight medics are part of any successful military evacuation (Medevac), and they may mean the difference between life and death for injured soldiers. What exactly is an Army flight medic, and what does one do? See more »

  • What is the role of a senior medic in the Army?
    What is the role of a senior medic in the Army?

    Army medics are known as "the angels of the battlefield," and there's no more welcome sight if you're an injured soldier. But how do medics' rankings work, and who's at the top of their chain of command? See more »

  • What's in an Army first aid kit?
    What's in an Army first aid kit?

    Until the turn of the century, soldiers were barely equipped to deal with their wounds. Then came the Army's Individual First Aid Kit. But what's inside? See more »

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