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Become an Officer in the U.S. Public Health Service
Overseen by the Surgeon General, the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps is a diverse team of more than 6,500 highly qualified, public health professionals. Driven by a passion to serve the underserved, these men and women fill essential public health leadership and clinical service roles with the Nation’s Federal Government agencies.
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Watch current officers tell their unique Commissioned Corps stories
Watch and listen to officers describe in their own words what a career in the Commissioned Corps means to them. More than ten officers, including dentists, physicians, and behavioral health professionals, share their unique stories.
COSTEP Program Changes
There have been changes made to the JRCOSTEP and SRCOSTEP student programs for the 2013 COSTEP year, effective immediately.
DOD-HHS PARTNERS IN MENTAL HEALTH
The Department of Defense and the U.S. Public Health Service understand what it means to take care of our troops. Click here to learn more about the DoD-PHS Partners in Mental Health: Supporting Our Service Members and Their Families initiative.
The United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Offers Aid in the Wake of Sandy
The U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps has nearly 400 officers on the ground in New York and New Jersey, providing direct patient care in medical stations and shelters, offering behavioral and mental health services, disaster case management, conducting environmental health inspections, and managing operations and logistics.
Hear some outstanding officers describe in their own words what a career in the Commissioned Corps means to them and watch video tours of facilities where officers work every day.
Click the map to learn more about the duty stations where officers serve. Each color represents a different agency and each pin represents a unique duty station.
Application Process Change: Focus on Existing Applicant Pool [PDF]
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