What is the Expeditionary Medical Support System (US)?

Introduction The Expeditionary Medical Support System (EMEDS) is a modular field hospital system developed by the US military for mobile deployment of medical treatment facilities in any location. EMEDS consists of a variety of modular, medical response packages and equipment that can be used in multiple geographical operations and situations such as wartime contingencies, humanitarian… Read More


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

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

Factors Associated with Injury at a US Army Hospital

Research Paper Title Factors Associated With Injury Among Employees at a U.S. Army Hospital. Background The purpose of this study was to investigate injury incidence and factors associated with injury among employees at a large U.S. Army hospital to inform injury prevention planning and health promotion education efforts. Methods Demographics, health behaviors, and injury history… Read More

US Military Personnel: Resilience, PTSD & PTG

Research Paper Title Resilience, post-traumatic stress, and posttraumatic growth: Veterans’ and active duty military members’ coping trajectories following traumatic event exposure. Abstract As part of the “Joining Forces” Initiative (“JFI”), the White House and nursing leaders announced nurses’ commitment to recognise symptoms, provide care, and refer veterans and active duty military members for post-traumatic stress… Read More

Desmond Doss: US Army Medic & Medal of Honour Recipient

If your a fan of military films then ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ is one you should probably watch. The extraordinary true story of Desmond Doss, played by Andrew Garfield, a US Army medic who single-handedly saved 75 soldiers at Okinawa during one of the bloodiest battles of WWII. As a ship joiner (Newport News, Virginia), Desmond could… Read More

Forward Surgery and Combat Hospitals: The Origins of the MASH

Did you know that the US Army adopted forward surgical hospitals (SHs) during World War I on the advice of the British and French armies. The purpose of these SHs were not just to save lives, but to benefit the military by returning more patients to duty and reducing the size of the hospital system… Read More