Should Physician Assistants Have a Greater Role in the Defence Medical Services?

Research Paper Title Physician assistant utilisation in the US Armed Forces: applicability to the UK Defence Medical Services. Background Physicians assistants (PAs) are being increasingly utilised by the US Armed Forces both in homeland medical treatment provision as well as while on deployment. In a deployed environment, the US has the flexibility to interchange doctors… Read More

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Do We Need to Develop & Sustain Initiatives that improve Military Career Satisfaction & Retention of Medical Corps Officers?

Research Paper TItle Army Physician Career Satisfaction Based on a Medical Corps Survey. Background It is critical the U.S. Army retains skilled physicians in the Medical Corps (MC) to ensure direct support to military operations and medical readiness. The purpose of this study was to examine US Army physicians’ opinions concerning: readiness to perform required… Read More

Are Beliefs about Severity Influenced by Patients’ Fears, Interactions with Clinicians, and Experiences within their Social Networks?

Research Paper Title Exploring patient perspectives of prediabetes and diabetes severity: a qualitative study. Background This qualitative study sought to identify and describe patients’ variant perceptions of disease severity after receiving a type 2 diabetes (T2DM) or prediabetes (preDM) diagnosis. Methods The researchers interviewed 29 patients from two US medical centers to ascertain perceptions of… Read More

US Army Medical Personnel Training

If a person decides to become an army doctor, they will obtain a military rank. Thus, such a person will not only have to attend medical school, they will also receive training in military culture and leadership. In other words, getting ready to become a military doctor is not only about writing an assignments relating… Read More

4 Orthotic Aids to Help Training

Does your body require a little extra support during training because of a previous fitness injury or biomechanical deficiency? While physical training and strengthening workouts can go a long way to addressing common musculoskeletal (MSK) issues, your efforts may be complemented by a wearable orthotic aid. Check out this quick guide to four orthotic supports… Read More