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Maintaining Military Medical Skills During Peacetime

This research looks at how military doctors could best maintain the types of clinical skills needed during deployment, which are significantly different from the skills they normally practice during peacetime at military treatment facilities.

The research is sponsored by the Director of Program Analysis and Evaluation and the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs. It was conducted jointly by the RAND Health Center for Military Health Policy Research and the Forces and Resources Policy Center of the RAND National Defense Research Institute.

Table of contents:

  • Chapter One: Introduction
  • Chapter Two: Model for Maintaining Military Medical Skills in Civilian Health Care Facilities
  • Chapter Three: Feasibility from the Civilian Standpoint
  • Chapter Four: Advantages and Disadvantages from DoD’s Perspective
  • Chapter Five: Implementing a Pilot Study
  • Chapter Six: Summary and Conclusion