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Is the USPHS Commissioned Corps looking for you? Please see the How to Apply webpage for a current list of professions we are accepting.


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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Are you interested in applying to the Commissioned Corps? Visit our How to Apply page to learn about the application process, entry criteria and agency jobs. Be sure to check out our infographic and overview video for more information.

Captain Andreason

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-USPHS Partnership for Psychological Health: Supporting Our Service Members and their Families Initiative.

Commander Thomas Pryor

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

The Commissioned Corps offers two programs for students to serve their country while completing or continuing their education. If you are a student, learn more about JRCOSTEP and SRCOSTEP.

See a day in the life of a Commissioned Corps officer and learn more about the mission and service of the organization.

CAPT Stephen Spaulding
New! Learn about the diverse and unique careers of officers serving the Bureau of Prisons, and the impact they are making on the public health of this vulnerable population.

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.

Duty Station Map

Please contact the Call Center if you experience any technical issues or questions on how to apply, phone 1‑888‑225‑3302 or direct your questions to [email protected]

The Commissioned Corps is accepting applications for ALL categories! Please contact or direct any questions to [email protected]

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