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Medical Corps Incentive Pay (IP) and Retention Bonus (RB) - FY2021

DoD FMR Volume 7A Chapter 5 (The following amounts are the maximum allowed by the Department of Defense.  For your specific service amount consult with your service personnel office.)

 

MEDICAL CORPS IP 1-YEAR RATE
(PRORATED MONTHLY)
General Medical Officer $20,000
Initial Residency $8,000
Internship $1,200
POST RESDENT or FELLOW GRADUATE (initial residency is the first residency completed) FULLY QUALIFIED IP RATE (prorated monthly) RB Rate (paid annually)
2-year 3-year 4-year 6-year
Aerospace Medicine (RAM) $43,000 $13,000 $19,000 $25,000 $0
Anesthesiology (Note 1) $59,000 $40,000 $55,000 $75,000 $75,000
Cardiology-Adult/Pediatric $59,000 $26,000 $39,000 $56,000 $0
Dermatology $43,000 $17,000 $25,000 $38,000 $0
Emergency Medicine $49,000 $21,000 $30,000 $54,000 $69,000
Family Practice $43,000 $17,000 $25,000 $38,000 $50,000
Gastroenterology Adult/ Pediatrics $49,000 $25,000 $36,000 $53,000 $0
General Internal Medicine $43,000 $13,000 $23,000 $35,000 $0
General Surgery (Note 1) $52,000 $50,000 $65,000 $75,000 $75,000
Neurology Adult/ Pediatrics $43,000 $13,000 $19,000 $25,000 $0
Neurosurgery (Note 1) $59,000 $50,000 $65,000 $75,000 $75,000
Obstetrics-Gynecology (OB-GYN) $54,000 $17,000 $25,000 $35,000 $0
Ophthalmology $51,000 $15,000 $21,000 $27,000 $0
Orthopedics (Note 1) $59,000 $43,000 $58,000 $75,000 $75,000
Otolaryngology $53,000 $22,000 $30,000 $38,000 $0
Pathology $43,000 $13,000 $20,000 $30,000 $0
Pediatrics $43,000 $13,000 $20,000 $30,000 $0
Physiatrist/Physical Medicine $43,000 $12,000 $13,000 $20,000 $0
Preventative/Occupational Medicine $43,000 $13,000 $20,000 $30,000 $0
Psychiatry Adult/ Pediatrics $43,000 $17,000 $28,000 $60,000 $75,000
Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine $46,000 $24,000 $34,000 $58,000 $73,000
Radiology Diagnostic/Therapeutic $59,000 $31,000 $46,000 $66,000 $0
Subspecialty Category I (Notes 1 and 2) $59,000 $50,000 $65,000 $75,000 $75,000
Subspecialty Category II (Note 3) $51,000 $12,000 $18,000 $27,000 $0
Subspecialty Category III (Note 4) $46,000 $15,000 $20,000 $28,000 $0
Subspecialty Category IV (Note 5) $43,000 $13,000 $19,000 $25,000 $0
Subspecialty Category V (Note 6) $59,000 $26,000 $36,000 $50,000 $0
Urology $51,000 $20,000 $30,000 $45,000 $0
 

 NOTES:
 
1.         These specialties may receive a higher annual IP amount for retention agreements of 4 or 6 years.      

SPECALTY IP rate with 4 year RB
(prorated monthly)
IP rate with 6 year RB
(prorated monthly)
Anesthesiology $70,000 $85,000
General Surgery $70,000 $85,000
Neurosurgery $75,000 $90,000
Orthopedics $70,000 $85,000
Subspecialty Category I $75,000 $90,000

 
2.   Requires primary specialty in General Surgery or as listed:
      a.  Cardio Thoracic Surgery;
      b.   Colon Rectal Surgery;
      c.   Fellowship trained Orthopedic Surgeons;
      d.   Oncology Surgery;
      e.   Organ Transplant;
      f.    Pediatric Surgery;
      g.   Plastic Surgery;
      h.   Trauma/Critical Care Surgery; or
      i.    Vascular Surgery.
3.   Nuclear Medicine Internists only.
4.   Internal Medicine/Pediatric Fellowship subspecialties in:
      a.   Allergy/Immunology;
      b.   Hematology/Oncology;
      c.   Neonatology; or
      d.   Nephrology.
5.   All internal medicine and pediatric subspecialties not listed in subspecialty category 1 and 3 listed separately:
      a.   Clinical Pharmacology;
      b.   Developmental Pediatrics;
      c.   Endocrinology;
      d.   Geriatrics Fellowship training;
      e.   Infectious Disease; or
      f.    Rheumatology.
6.   Physicians who Fellowship trained in:
      a.   OB/GYN;
      b.   Ophthalmology;
      c.   Otolaryngology; or
      d.   Urology.
 
 

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