New doctor recruitment method seeks to boost ranks

By Tom Philpott: Military update The number of medical students accepting Army and Navy scholarships has fallen sharply over the last two years, in part because of the mayhem in Iraq as depicted in daily news reports, say service medical leaders. A scholarship program the Army surgeon general calls “our lifeblood, over time, for recruiting […]

Three health care options considered

By Tom Philpott: Military Update The Defense Department is shaping a final decision document to reorganize the military health care system around a new unified medical command, say senior officials. The command would be led by a four-star medical officer given unprecedented authority. He would take charge of what now are service-unique responsibilities for medical […]