U.S. Army Medicine Civilian Corps Attends the 2013 Winter CME Meeting for the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association

2/14/13 (Thu)


The Civilian Corps of the United States Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) attends the 2013 Winter CME Meeting for the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association (GPPA). The event will be held in Atlanta, Ga. at the St. Regis Atlanta on Friday, Feb. 15 to Saturday, Feb. 16. Event attendees will have the opportunity to interact with Civilian Corps representatives and learn about the rewarding career opportunities for psychiatric professionals to serve as civilians, providing care to military personnel, beneficiaries and their families without military requirements.

“The GPPA Winter CME Meeting provides a great opportunity for Civilian Corps to connect with psychiatrists and related professionals interested in civilian career opportunities,” says Dr. Joseph Harrison, Chief, Recruitment and Retention, Headquarters U.S. Army Medical Command, Civilian Human Resources Division. “Psychiatry is one of the most important fields within the Civilian Corps and specifically in the Embedded Behavioral Health (EBH) teams that are being implemented at medical treatment facilities nationwide. Civilian Corps is dedicated to staffing our hospitals and clinics with the most qualified psychiatric professionals to continue expanding behavioral health services to the military’s almost four million beneficiaries.”

The Civilian Corps is currently hiring mental health professionals to staff the Embedded Behavioral Health (EBH) Teams being implemented at army hospitals and clinics nationwide. The EBH model 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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