Military and Civilian medical equivalents
I've always wondered about the different levels and how they equate with each other.
Are all Army docs MDs?
Do they go to traditional med schools?
Civilians seem to have about 1700 levels of nursing certification. Where do Army nurses fit in the spectrum?
Is an Army medic closer to a nurse or an EMT? Can they get out of the service and walk on to a civilian job?
And WTF is a PA, over?
I am besieged, by a thousand or more of the Mexicans under Santa Anna. I have sustained a continual Bombardment and cannonade for 24 hours and have not lost a man. The enemy has demanded a surrender at discretion, otherwise, the garrison are to be put to the sword, if the fort is taken. I have answered the demand with a cannon shot, and our flag still waves proudly from the walls. I shall never surrender or retreat. Then, I call on you in the name of Liberty, of patriotism and everything dear to the American character, to come to our aid, with all dispatch. The enemy is receiving reinforcements daily and will no doubt increase to three or four thousand in four or five days. If this call is neglected, I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible and die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor and that of his country. VICTORY or DEATH.
William Barret Travis