Overview: Many military families experience for the first time what pediatricians have seen hundreds of times, and the knowledge and guidance of these specialists is indispensable in raising children. The Air Force Reserve offers a wonderful opportunity to care for the children of reservists who are serving their country, and also to take part in disaster relief efforts in areas where pediatricians are seldom found.
For entry into this specialty:
For those without a prior military service commission, the first step is completion of Commissioned Officer Training (COT). This 5 week course at Maxwell AFB, AL will familiarize you with military life, your role as an officer and military healthcare.