Accession Number : ADA293160

Title :   Professional Affiliation and Certification of Air Force Medical Service Corps Officers.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 93-Jul 94,

Corporate Author : ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATI ON

Personal Author(s) : Haines, Thomas S., Jr

PDF Url : ADA293160

Report Date : 22 JUL 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : This project was inspired by the absence of clear and consistent guidance associated with affiliation and certification of Air Force Medical Service Corps officers with professional organizations. There appeared to be little definitive guidance or agreement on what a professional organization is and which organizations were deemed acceptable and appropriate by the Medical Service Corps. Further, the absence of standards, or criteria, against which organizations could be evaluated contributed to the situation. This project provides a list of professional organizations which can be sanctioned by the Air Force Medical Service Corps. In the process of developing this list, criteria and operational definitions were developed and validated which allowed an analysis process to be formulated; this process can now be used to analyze organizations that are brought to the attention of the Medical Service Corps leadership. JMD

Descriptors :   *MILITARY MEDICINE, *GUIDANCE, *MEDICAL SERVICES, ORGANIZATIONS, CONSISTENCY, HEALTH CARE FACILITIES.

Subject Categories : Navigation and Guidance
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE