Army Medical Officer's Guide

Army Medical Officer's Guide

by Peter N. Fish


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Army Medical Officer's Guide by Peter N. Fish

• Guide to the duties, customs, organization, administration, resources, and benefits for medical officers in the U.S. Army• Practical information for officers on assuming command of a medical unit and taking on a mission• Training courses and requirements• Guidelines for interacting with patients

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811711845
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Publication date: 03/01/2014
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 1,081,275
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Maj. Peter N. Fish, MD, USA, served as Chief Medical Officer with the 1/101 Field Artillery Company in Afghanistan and as OIC Medical Affairs/Flight Surgeon with the 466 ASMC Combat Hospital in Iraq. He studied at the Army School of Health Sciences and the Army School of Aviation Medicine and is a graduate of the physician associate program at Yale University School of Medicine.

Table of Contents

Preface vi

Acknowledgments viii

Part I The Army Medical and Medical Specialist Corps

1 A Brief History of Military Medicine 3

2 Heritage, Customs, and Courtesies of the Army Medical Corps 11

3 Missions, Purposes, and Organization 27

4 The Army Medical Officer 31

5 The Army Medical System 49

6 Medical Corps and Medical Support Branches 61

7 Medical Facilities 71

8 Overseas Duty 77

Part II Service as an Army Medical Officer

9 Professional Development 91

10 New Duty Assignments 105

Part III Social and Other Matters

11 Benefits Available to Army Officers 111


A Pay and Allowances 119

B Travel and Recreation 123

C Uniforms and Appearance 127

D Professional References and Reading Guide 133

E Glossary 141

Index 145

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