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Recruitment of Physicians for the Active Army, 1975-1980
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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The Army Medical Department method of procuring physicians is examined from the following aspects 1 An historical review of physician procurement during the 1940-1973 draft period 2 the Army procurement plan as a forecast of anticipated requirements and the need for volunteer physicians to offset the loss of the draft and draft-motivated programs 3 The current Army procurement system, including the personnel counselor system and contract advertising capabilities and 4 Comparison of physician procurement techniques used by military and civilian recruitment agencies. Some of the conclusions drawn are 1 The Army is forced to compete for physicians. It has a relatively well-developed and supported procurement effort dedicated to scholarship and medical student programs, but not to the qualified volunteer physician and 2 Army Medical Department conservatism and sensitivity to criticism directed toward recruitment efforts has inhibited the use of available assets including common commercial advertising techniques.
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