Regional Psychology Consultant Program of CONUS Army Health Services,
OFFICE OF THE SURGEON GENERAL (ARMY) WASHINGTON D C
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The Regional Consultant Program currently in effect throughout CONUS Army is the natural outgrowth of the visiting consultant program which in the past was offered by General Hospitals to their surrounding Station Hospitals. An Army Health Services Command Letter, dated 25 March 1975, provided guidance to Medical Center Commanders for implementing the Regional Consultant Program. Its main purposes were twofold. First, it was to provide consultant services to regional MEDDACs by professionally qualified specialists for interesting andor complex cases, particularly in those specialty areas that cannot be covered by assignments i.e., Allergy, Neurosurgery, Hematology, to name a few. The second official purpose of a Regional Consultant Program is to inform the regional MEDDACs of the services available at the Medical Center and by establishing proper rapport, to promote the transfer of suitable patients that will enhance the value of the Medical Center training programs.