The position of Physician falls under the 0602 occupational series. To qualify for this position at grade
GP-14, you must meet Time-in-Grade requirements by 11:59 pm EST on 12/30/2022.
You must have a Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine or equivalent from a school in the United States or Canada. This degree must have been accredited by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association (external link)
; Association of American Medical Colleges (external link)
; Liaison Committee on Medical Education (external link)
; Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association (external link)
, or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (external link)
at the time the degree was obtained.
B. Degree from Foreign Medical School:
A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school must provide education and medical knowledge equivalent to accredited schools in the United States. Evidence of equivalency to accredited schools in the United States is demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (external link)
, a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country, or successful completion of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination.
Please be sure to clearly define the number of years when documenting training and/or experience, using month and year (from MM/YY to MM/YY) in addition to describing duties performed during that time period.
All qualification requirements must be met by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) on 12/30/2022. I
For all grade levels and positions, applicants must possess a current, active, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a Physician from a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States. You must provide a copy of your medical license with your application. Failure to do so will result in you being rated ineligible for this position.
: Due to COVID-19, a State Emergency Declaration was provided for medical license holders in specific states, that approved extensions to license expiration dates. If your medical license expired during the COVID-19 health emergency, and you were provided an extension for the state where your medical license was obtained, please provide the appropriate documentation along with your expired medical license to meet the licensure requirement.
: Subsequent to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree, a candidate must have had at least 1 year of supervised experience providing direct service in a clinical setting, i.e., a 1-year internship or the first year of a residency program in a hospital or an institution accredited for such training. For purposes of this standard, graduate training programs include only those internship, residency, and fellowship programs that are approved by accrediting bodies recognized within the United States or Canada. Descriptions of such programs are described below.
An internship program
involves broadly based clinical practice in which physicians acquire experience in treating a variety of medical problems under supervision (e.g., internal medicine, surgery, general practice, obstetrics-gynecology, and pediatrics). Such programs are in hospitals or other institutions accredited for internship training by a recognized body of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) (external link).
A residency program
involves training in a specialized field of medicine in a hospital or an institution accredited for training in the specialty by a recognized body American Medical Association (external link)
, (AMA) or Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) (external link)
A fellowship program
involves advanced training (beyond residency training) in a given medical specialty in either a clinical or research setting in a hospital or an institution accredited in the United States for such training.
Additional requirements for GS-14 --
4 years of graduate training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training. Examples of equivalent experience include having knowledge of laws, regulations, and standards that govern medical practices/procedures; and/or in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of diseases and medical conditions.
f, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, you may be deemed ineligible or your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities. You must continue to meet all requirements through the hiring process. You may be asked to provide additional information at a later time. All interview requests and selection decisions are at the full discretion of the hiring office.
It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date . To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login
, select the Application Status
link and then select the More Information
link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience. In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/YY to MM/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part time. As qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their federal resume.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.