Accession Number:

ADA158125

Title:

The Making of an Army Physician

Descriptive Note:

Student essay

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-04-30

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

The Army Medical Department AMEDD is one of the largest and most comprehensive health care systems of its kind. Its 5200 physicians, including approximately 1600 in internship, residency, and fellowship programs, work in a regionalized system composed of ten medical centers, forty-one community hospitals, and over two hundred health clinics, and provide comprehensive health services to millions of Americans across the nation and around the globe. For the army physician to maximize his effectiveness as a health care provider and director of director of health care services, in peace and in war, he must achieve certain milestones. These include competence in primary health care by completing a rotation internship, and in operation medicine by completing the Combat Casualty Care Course, the AMEDD Officers Basic and Advance Courses, and earning the Expert Field Medical Badge, in a medical specialty by completing a residency and becoming board certified, and finally in management and leadership through formal courses and diverse assignments.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE