ER Doctors Train RAF Medics

Emergency room doctors, like Josyann Abisaab, MD, deal with an extraordinary range of medical issues on a regular basis. This makes them uniquely qualified to train army medics, who can be the difference between life and death for soldiers on the field, but who may not have the experience necessary to treat the issues with which they are confronted on the battlefield.

To that end, the British Royal Air Force has started its Trauma Inoculation Programme (TIP), in which RAF medics carry out a two-week placement at a hospital, receiving the ER training they need to be able to treat troops on the front lines. The results have been so successful that that the RAF hopes to put all of its trainee medics through similar training.