Bonuses for Pharmacists



Pharmacy Officer

The U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps offers a new $30,000 accession bonus for pharmacists who sign a 4-year active-duty agreement. Newly commissioned pharmacists who are called to active duty (CAD) may be eligible for the bonus. Pharmacists may also be eligible for an annual $15,000 retention bonus.

The U.S. Public Health Service also understands the financial burden of professional schooling and, in coordination with certain Federal agencies, may offer loan repayment and other educational and family support programs. Corps officers who already receive long-term scholarships, including SRCOSTEPs, will not be eligible for the accession bonus. In addition, applicants to the Corps with prior active-duty service as a pharmacy officer in one of the Uniformed Services, or as a pharmacy officer in the Corps, must have been discharged from active duty at least 24 months prior to the execution of the written agreement for a Pharmacist Accession Bonus.

Commissioned Corps benefits are generous. They include: health care and dental care at no cost, malpractice insurance coverage, paid sick leave, paid maternity leave, paid Federal holidays, thirty days of paid vacation per year?beginning the first year?and more!

If you are a pharmacist or pharmacy student interested in joining the fight for public health, or if you have questions about what we do and how you can make a difference, we would like to talk to you. E-mail us. E-mail your questions or call us at 800-279-1605.

Page Last Modified on 2/3/2014