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

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Medical Considerations in Jungle Warfare Training

Research Paper Title Medical particularities during prolonged demanding activity in a tropical forest. Experience of the tropical forest training center (French Guyana). Background A tropical forest is a hostile environment for humans. The military physician supporting these immersion activities must cope with varied clinical situations with limited resources to reduce operational unavailability. This article reports… Read More

What are the Factors Influencing Selection of Infectious Diseases Training for Military Internal Medicine Residents?

Research Paper Title Factors Influencing Selection of Infectious Diseases Training for Military Internal Medicine Residents. Background Applications to infectious diseases fellowships have declined nationally; however, the military has not experienced this trend. In the past 6 years, 3 US military programmes had 58 applicants for 52 positions. This study examines military resident perceptions to identify… Read More

What are the Predictors of Wellness Behaviours in US Army Physicians?

Research Paper Title Predictors of Wellness Behaviors in U.S. Army Physicians. Background In 2013, the U.S. Army Surgeon General implemented the Performance Triad (P3), an educational initiative to improve health-related behaviours of soldiers throughout the U.S. Army. The components of P3 are Sleep, Activity, and Nutrition with tenet behaviours for each component. This study reports… Read More

What is the Establishment & Strength for RAMC Medical Officers for 2017?

The table below outlines the establishment and strength of medical officers in the Royal Army Medical Corps on 01 June 2017. Table 1: RAMC Establishment & Strength by Rank Rank Establishment Strength Captain 91 90 Major 291 260 Lieutenant Colonel 208 110 Colonel 58 50 Brigadier 4 10 Total 652 520 Note The establishment data… Read More

UK Military GPs & Occupational Health

All military General Practitioners (GP’s) are trained in Occupational Health as part of their entry officer courses. This requires a functional and life style assessment when undertaking medicals on Service personnel. As part of the medical, the allied health professional will give advice to personnel about fitness, diet and alcohol. Reference FOI 2018/03526 dated 23… Read More

Disease & Non-Battle Traumatic Injuries in US Military Personnel

Research Paper Title Disease and Non-Battle Traumatic Injuries Evaluated by Emergency Physicians in a US Tertiary Combat Hospital. Background Analysis of injuries during military operations has focused on those related to combat. Non-combat complaints have received less attention, despite the need for many troops to be evacuated for non-battle illnesses in Iraq. This study aims… Read More