Virtual Branch Orientation (VBO)
MS Knowledge Skills and Behaviors
- PROJECT MANAGER: Able to determine requirements, develop work processes, delegate responsibilities, and lead teams to desired outcomes.
- DETAIL FOCUSED: Thorough, perceptive, and precise in all matters. Possesses a keen eye – notices everything.
- COMMUNICATOR: Precise, efficient, and compelling in both written and spoken word.
- INTERDISCIPLINARY: Synthesizes and applies knowledge from multiple disciplines into a coherent overarching perspective.
- INTERPERSONAL: Skilled in developing appropriate relationships. Able to connect with others to effect positive results.
- PROBLEM SOLVER: Able to choose between best practices and unorthodox approaches to reach a solution. Accomplishes the task.
Medical Service Corps (MSC) officers serve in a wide diversity of health care administrative and scientific specialties ranging from management and support of the Army’s health services system to direct patient care. Therefore, MSC officers must be Warrior Leaders skilled in tactics, techniques, and procedures necessary to understand and support the Warfighter. They must therefore be able to connect to others in a deep and direct way, to sense and stimulate reactions and desired interactions. They must also be perceptive and precise in all matters, particularly as it applies to the patients they serve. Within this patient-HS / MS relationship, Medical Service Officers must be effective and compelling communicators. Lastly, they must possess interdisciplinary acumen in order to excel and operate in the full spectrum of military operations while supporting Operating and Generating Force organizations.
KNOWLEDGE:The Medical Service branch values officers with academic backgrounds from a wide variety of disciplines and majors. However, the domain-specific disciplines listed below provide officers with the expertise to set the conditions for expert patient care in any environment.
RELEVANT EDUCATION: Behavioral Sciences; Biomedical Engineering; Biology; Chemistry; Computer Sciences; Counseling Psychology; Economics; Epidemiology; Entomology; Environmental Engineering; Forensics; Kinesiology; Life Sciences; Nuclear Engineering; Operational Research; Pharmacology; Physics; Physical Education; Psychology; Pre-Medical; Preventive Medicine (not all inclusive).
RELEVANT TRAINING / EXPERIENCE: Cadet Troop Leading Time / Leader Development Time (CTLT / CLDT) with Army medical units. Academic Enrichment Program with higher education / research agency in degree field of study (not all-inclusive).
BEHAVIORS: (In addition to Army foundational)
- CONCERNED FOR OTHERS
- CUSTOMER FOCUSED
- ETHICAL / MORAL
- PROBLEM SOLVING
- STRESS TOLERANT