Must Military Surgeons also be Field Surgeons?
For some time now, the Medical Corps of the German Bundeswehr has required its surgical medical officers to acquire a broader training profile and range of skills to ensure that there is marked differentiation from their colleagues, who specialised at the earliest phase possible, working for the civilian healthcare services. This is because of the unusual range of esponsibilities and special demands faced by the Bundeswehr on foreign assignments. Deployments in crisis
regions are currently one of major factors influencing military medical service strategy planning.