Wednesday, January 10, 2007

US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps

This Friday, former Surgeon Generals Dr. C. Everett Koop and Dr. Richard Carmona will attend the annual Anchor and Caduceus Dinner, which commemorates the founding of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. The highlight of the dinner will be the Honorary C. Everett Koop Lecture delivered by the 17th U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Richard Carmona. Dr. Carmona will discuss "Plagues, Prevention, Preparedness and Politics."

Just what is the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (USHSC) and what does it do?

The Corps is led by the Surgeon General and consists of approximately 6,000 officers in a variety of health professions. The mission of the Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service (Corps) is protecting, promoting, and advancing the health and safety of the Nation. The Commissioned Corps achieves its mission through rapid and effective response to public health needs, leadership and excellence in public health practices, and the advancement of public health science. As one of the seven Uniformed Services of the United States, the Corps is a specialized career system designed to attract, develop, and retain health professionals who may be assigned to Federal, State or local agencies or international organizations. Read more about its mission.

Learn about the history of the USHSC.

Browse items available through Chinook, the University Libraries online catalog, about or by the USPHS.

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