Perceived Needs for Military Medical Training for Incoming Physicians' Army Physicians' Information: What you need to Know but Didn't Know Whom to Ask.
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ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE STUDIES DIV
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Army physicians were surveyed regarding what they had learned from experience that they felt was of importance and the frequency it was performed N200. Responses were received from 43 of those reached. Responders were characterized predominantly as having entered the Army under the Berry plan, served one tour at either a MEDDAC or MEDCEN, board certified, major, with definitely no intention of remaining in the Army. Suggestions for conducting a course to orient incoming physicians into the Army included having a program taught by physicians who had experience ideally in both fixed and field facilities. Having a well indexed glossary of where to find appropriate ARs and references was thought to be of value, if well done. The content of the orientation course for first assignment physicians would best be conducted according to type of assignment. Specifically, physicians assigned to TO and E units need different types of information than those going to fixed facilities. Physicians being sent from MEDDAC assignments to TO and E units would be best prepared if oriented as to what they need to know or expect before arrival at their new unit. Author
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