Basic Training: A Primer on Military Life and Culture for Health Care Providers and Trainees

This tutorial is designed to enhance health care providers’ and trainees’ knowledge of military life and culture in order that they may be better able to provide culturally competent care to service members, veterans and their families. This resource is a computer-based, highly generalizable, user-friendly, self-guided tutorial.

Active and retired military comprise about 10 percent of the nation’s adult population. More than 65 percent of American physicians receive at least some of their professional training in VA hospitals. Most physicians will provide care for service members, veterans and/or their families at some point during their professional careers.

Population of focus: Clinicians, direct service providers working with military members and their families

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Organization: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Date: 2012