An Evaluation of the Performance of the Medical Examination for Entrance into the Armed Forces.
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KANS
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The following conclusions were made 1 an examination of the form and scope required by various regulations is not performed on every individual processed for induction or enlistment into the armed forces, 2 an adequate screening medical examination for entrance into the armed forces is performed, 3 the Medical Officers assigned to the AFEES are of the opinion that the time required to perform a medical examination of the form and scope required by regulations exceeds the time available, 4 the Medical Officers assigned to the AFEES have determined for themselves what items of the required examination should be eliminated from the examination and have then eliminated these items from the examination as they perform it, 5 the Medical Officers assigned to the AFEES believe that the medical examination performed for induction and enlistment should be referred to as a screening examination, and additionally, they believe the medical examination they perform is essentially a screening examination, 6 there is not a direct relationship between the portions of the medical examination omitted by the Medical Officers and the distribution of the disqualifying defects resulting in EPTS discharges of inductees and enlistees, and 7 the Medical Officers assigned to the AFEES are not professionally satisfied with their assignment.
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