I heard a really interesting and exciting news story today, “New UNC Program Will Turn Army Medics Into Local Practitioners” (http://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2012/12/04/new-unc-program-will-turn-army-medics-into-local-practitioners/). Essentially, “Highly trained members of military medic corps are looking for ways to continue in healthcare once they leave the service, and this new program is intended to help them make the transition”.
So the question is when will we see more programs like this to certify military training in the civilian world? What are we waiting for?
This is a regular topic of discussion every year at the CCME conference (Council of College and Military Educators); and while I am glad to see this happening through UNC, the program is still very small and selective. Many other military jobs out there could also be certified in the civilian world; probably at lost faster as well.
Great step UNC, now let us work together as a higher education community and take this further!
Dr Flavius A B Akerele III