Accession Number:

ADA499087

Title:

Physician Retention in the Army Medical Department

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-03-16

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

Army physicians are voting with their feet and leaving the Army in staggering numbers upon completion of their active duty service obligations. Chief among the reasons given for leaving are combat deployments, the current electronic medical record known as AHLTA, and inadequate pay. The Armys answer over the last year has been to increase special pays for physicians as an incentive for staying. However, the ultimate answer must be multi-faceted and comprehensively balanced. Although the corporate Army Medical Department AMEDD can make a difference via various incentives, physician leaders at all levels must place retention among their top priorities.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE