The ultimate volunteer experience: Serving at LRMC

By COL Roman A. Hayda, MD, and Michael J. Bosse, MD

Distinguished Visiting Scholars Program gives civilian surgeons a unique opportunity

It is a life-changing two weeks—the ultimate volunteer experience. As part of the AAOS/Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) Distinguished Visiting Scholars Program (DVSP), civilian surgeons have a unique opportunity to serve overseas at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC), a “halfway hospital” between battlefield care in Iraq and Afghanistan and definitive treatment in the United States. At LRMC, injured soldiers receive surgical care, sometimes within 24 hours of injury.

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