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Does the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps have to go through basic training?

Technically the USPHS Commissioned Corps is part of the US military, it's one of the seven uniformed services, just not one of the armed forces. I know that commissioned officers still have to go through basic training in the armed forces, but is it the same for the USPHSCC? What all do you have to do for this exactly? From their website it seems like it's just a regular job application, even though it's military... It's a bit confusing. Thanks =)

Asked By: c3 - 4/26/2010
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Close, they are not part of the military, they are however part of the uniformed services (NOAA being the other uniformed service). They go to a gentleman's course to teach them how to be new medical officers. After this they rarely use their rank or wear uniforms. I knew 3 public health physicians in San Diego who... More
Answered By: hamrogers - 4/26/2010
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