Uniformed Services Spotlight


 Not everyone who comes to this university has uniformed experience. In fact, about half of USU's medical students first learn about military life on this campus.

They also gain a unique professional expertise here, because traditional medicine is taught alongside other more unique skills - like how to create a fully functional field hospital from scratch.

In the end, all of our graduates - whether receiving their first or fifth assignment orders - are ready to practice military medicine wherever duty calls.

Contact Information

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814

(800) 515-5257

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About the Navy at USU

NavyAmerica was founded on the principles of courage, equality and fairness. And for well over 200 years, America's Navy has been instrumental in presenting these ideals to the world - through the selfless service of upstanding men and women; through their responsible use of incredibly powerful capabilities; and through the pride, purpose and professionalism that comes through in all they do.

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Mission of the United States Navy

The mission of the Navy is to maintain, train and equip combat-ready Naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression and maintain freedom of the seas.

Medical Corps Officers

As a physician in the Navy Medical Corps, you will attend to servicemembers and their families in much the same way a civilian doctor would. But in the world of Navy Health Care, you will attain a broader spectrum of experience faster as you practice at the forefront of medicine. When you become a doctor and Medical Officer in the Navy, you'll move your career far ahead of your peers, with the opportunity to take part in humanitarian relief efforts stateside and across the world. Working at top military medical facilities where you're privy to advanced training and technology so progressive, the civilian world may not be aware of it yet.

Navy Doctors often describe their patients with words like "amazing" and their medical team as "the best." Like them, you will develop a unique sense of camaraderie and have the ability to focus on the finer points of medicine without the financial and business complications of private practice.

Plus, you can finish your medical education with little or no debt. And learn to lead others, further distinguishing your career, enhancing your credentials and expanding the boundaries of your expertise.

Visit USU's School of Medicine website to learn more about becoming a Navy physician at USU.

Nurse Corps Officers

USU's graduate nursing programs are designed to prepare advanced practice nurses and PhDs for the unique challenges of military medicine.  Graduate School of Nursing (GSN) students explore the fields of nursing through a signature blend of science, research and field training.

Lessons learned on USU's campus help prepare GSN graduates to take on a diverse range of challenges and succeed in any environment. USU's mission also prepares graduates for leadership roles that help shape the future of health care within the federal health care system.

Visit USU's Graduate School of Nursing website to learn more about becoming an advanced practice nurse in the Navy at USU.