Public Health Service

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.

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The Public Health Service at USU

PHSThe U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps is an elite team of more than 6,500 full-time, well-trained, highly qualified public health professionals dedicated to delivering the Nation's public health promotion and disease prevention programs and advancing public health science. Driven by a passion for public service, these men and women serve on the frontlines in the Nation's fight against disease and poor health conditions. Learn more about the Public Health Service



The mission of the U.S. Public Health Service is to protect, promote and advance the health and safety of our Nation.

Physicians in the Public Health Service

Being a medical officer in the Commissioned Corps isn't just a job ? it's a calling. You're on the frontlines of public health: fighting life-threatening diseases at home and abroad, responding to emergencies, conducting research, developing national health policies, and treating patients in underserved and disadvantaged communities. Officers are part of an elite team that fills essential public health leadership roles within the National Federal Government agencies and programs. You'll share a sense of camaraderie and common purpose that is unlike any experience in the private sector. The Commissioned Corps will give you variety, multidisciplinary experience, the opportunity to serve your country, and the satisfaction of making a real difference. And you'll enjoy excellent benefits and work/life balance.
Visit USU's School of Medicine website to learn more about becoming a PHS physician at USU.