U.S. Army Medicine Civilian Corps Attends 18th Annual Psychopharmacology Update of the Nevada Psychiatric Association

2/13/13 (Wed)


The Civilian Corps of the United States Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) attends Nevada Psychiatric Association’s 18th Annual Psychopharmacology Update in Las Vegas, Nev. The event will be held at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel on Wednesday, Feb. 13 to Sunday, Feb. 17. Event attendees will have the opportunity to interact with Civilian Corps representatives and learn about the rewarding career opportunities for behavioral health professionals to serve as civilians, providing care to military personnel, beneficiaries and their families without military requirements.

“The Civilian Corps is currently focused on efforts to expand behavioral health care services at our army hospitals and clinics nationwide, specifically through the Embedded Behavioral Health (EBH) initiative,” says Dr. Joseph Harrison, Chief, Recruitment and Retention, Headquarters U.S. Army Medical Command, Civilian Human Resources Division. “The Annual Psychopharmacology Update provides a great opportunity for us to connect with behavioral health care professionals who may be interested in civilian career opportunities.”

The EBH initiative improves access to behavioral health care for soldiers and decreases stigma by embedding a team of behavioral health care providers within a unit’s footprint. Having a team of providers in such close proximity to the unit and involved in regular interactions with the soldiers and commanders allows for preventative care because providers are able to treat behavioral health concerns before they become more severe of an issue. The EBH model also allows providers to get to know their patients on a more personal level, ultimately establishing a trusting relationship and a rewarding career.

The Army Medicine Civilian Corps provides exceptionally rewarding career opportunities for civilians to practice their medical specialty while serving those who serve their country. Civilian Corps employees are not subject to military requirements, such as enlistment or deployment, and receive excellent benefits, including flexible work schedules, tuition reimbursement and access to state-of-the-art training and equipment. Interested individuals may learn more about career opportunities at more than 70 army hospitals and clinics worldwide by visiting the Civilian Corps online at

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