Public Health Service Contract

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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Public Health Service Contract & Obligation

Below is the link to the Training Agreement for officers in the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service assigned as students to the school of medicine of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) after January 1, 1992.

Application to the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps at USU

In addition to the USUHS SOM application, the USPHS Commissioned Corps requires a separate application process which includes, Application for Appointment as a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps PHS-50 (PHS 50 application), a PHS/USUHS training agreement with a notarized signature (PHS/USUHS Contract), Department of Health and Human Services security clearance via an online eQUIP account and a medical evaluation by USPHS medical evaluation office after completion of the DoDMERB physical. These materials and the official personnel orders are processed through the Office of Commissioned Corps Operations, OCCO, in Rockville MD. Once an applicant receives a conditional acceptance from the USUHS Admissions Office, the OCCO staff will contact the applicant with details and instructions on how to complete this additional paperwork. These materials must be completed before receiving orders for a Call to Active Duty, CAD. If you are interested in a career in the USPHS and would like to receive your medical training at USUHS under the sponsorship of IHS or NIAID these materials must be completed within 60 days after your conditional acceptance to USUHS.

For more information about USPHS at USUHS School of Medicine contact:

Col Kevin W. Glasz
Brigade Commander