Military graduate medical education in internal medicine: An outcomes study

L. J. Cation, D. J. Lenihan, J. J. Gutierrez-Nunez

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Abstract

Military graduate medical education has come under increasing scrutiny in recent years as the size of the military medical force declines. To document the outcomes of military graduate medical education in internal medicine, a cohort of Air Force internal medicine residency graduates from Wright-Patterson Medical Center were studied and their residency performance, staff performance, and active duty retention recorded. The study cohort had an outstanding residency performance, as measured by research experience and board certification rate. They also performed well as military staff physicians, receiving numerous individual military medals while holding important administrative and supervisory positions in the military. Finally, the study cohort had a higher than expected active duty retention rate. These findings support the notion that military graduate medical education in internal medicine produces outstanding military internists.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)314-317
Number of pages4
JournalMilitary medicine
Volume166
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 26 2001
Externally publishedYes

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