Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

Physician Professional Advisory Committee

US Coast Guard (USCG)

Mission Statement

USCG LogoFor over two centuries the U.S. Coast Guard has safeguarded our Nation's maritime interests in the heartland, in the ports, at sea, and around the globe.  We protect the maritime economy and the environment, we defend our maritime borders, and we save those in peril.  This history has forged our character and purpose as America's Maritime Guardian - Always Ready for all hazards and all threats.  Today's U.S. Coast Guard, with nearly 42,000 men and women on active duty, is a unique force that carries out an array of civil and military responsibilities touching almost every facet of the U.S. maritime environment.  The Coast Guard's motto is Semper Paratus, meaning 'Always Ready'.

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Are you tired of the same old "hum drum?"  Do you want to be a part of  team that saves over 4000 lives as well a millions of dollars in equipment EACH YEAR?  A team that is vital to our nation's national security, instrumental in fighting the War on Drugs, and plays a huge roll in protecting sea life?  If so, then the USCG may be the place for you.  


**JOB DESCRIPTION** The Coast Guard is seeking a primary care provider for various locations. Board Certified/Board Eligible in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine or Sports Medicine are preferred. Duties are provision of primary care to Coast Guard beneficiaries. Hours are generally 07:30 AM- 4:00 PM M-F. No inpatient duties, limited evening call by telephone. Opportunities exist for additional training in aviation medicine as a Flight Surgeon with opportunities to fly aboard Coast Guard helicopters and fixed wing aircraft. Incumbent will receive a onetime Coast Guard uniform distribution funded by the Coast Guard. PCS expenses will be funded by U.S. Coast Guard.

**CONTACT INFORMATION** Serve your country in uniform and have fun doing it! Call CAPT Wade McConnell, Liaison @ 202-475-5186,


Cape May, New Jersey (O5)

Located in “America’s first seaside resort”, this is the Coast Guard’s training center for new recruits, and features the largest medical facility in the Coast Guard.  Physicians, physician assistants, dentists, a psychiatrist, pharmacist, and social worker care for recruits and active duty staff.  An excellent introduction to the Coast Guard:  one five-year tour could result in provision of care to more than 1/3 of Coast Guard's workforce by tour-end. 


Elizabeth City, NC (O-5)

Located in a picturesque waterfront community just a short drive from the Outer Banks and Hampton Roads, Base Elizabeth City supports the largest concentration of Coast Guard aviation personnel on the east coast. At work:

You'll lead a skilled team providing primary care and aviation medicine, with opportunities to fly aboard every type of operational Coast Guard Aircraft. Off work: beaches, boating, culture, and recreational opportunities abound.


Los Angeles, CA (O5)

Located on Terminal Island within the Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach, Sector L.A. provides a wide variety of services in support of Coast Guard activities in Southern California.  Bucolic ocean side location used in the lunch scene of “A Few Good Men.”  An excellent opportunity to practice surface and aviation medicine in a coveted location.


San Juan, Puerto Rico (O5)

Located in Old San Juan, this USCG Sector is responsible for Coast Guard missions throughout the Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands region.  Two physicians are responsible for 500 active duty personnel.  Duties include coordinating care with local civilian hospitals vs. arranging for medical transportation to the U.S. and managing operational risk of tropical disease such as Zika, Chikungunya, and Dengue.  An excellent opportunity to practice operational medicine in a tropical climate.

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