Semper Fi from the NEJM

NEJM — Semper Fi

An account of a few of the challenges of being a doctor for the USMC.

I was lucky, in that I didn’t work with recruits, just really green boots when they came to the Battallion. As an Intern I saw a few on my ED rotation, who had stated suicidality as a way to get out of basic training. (They got out).

I never had to do anything near this hard, and now don’t think I’d survive.
via Marine Corps Moms


  1. Excellent article.
    I never had to go to sick bay on the Island, myself.
    But there were a lot who did.
    cellulitis is the other common illness they neglected.

    As bad as the wards are; they aren’t nearly as bad as the Island.