Army Update

Army Consultant Report

Army Update

Kevin M. Kelly, MD, FAAFP
Washington, DC

Mimi Raleigh
Fort Hood, TX

Happy New Year! We sincerely wish you health and peace in 2021.

We recently released the results of the Joint Services Graduate Medical Education Board (JSGMESB). Congratulations to our many Army Family Physicians selected for additional training and fellowship, and welcome to our new teammates selected for residency. Many thanks to our dedicated residency and fellowship program directors who rolled up their sleeves to do the hard work of assessing application packets. We had many highly qualified applicants for all of our programs, and the team diligently worked to create a fair order of merit list.

We are in the final phase of the Army Talent Alignment Process (ATAP) that will deliver assignments for summer of 2021. We had excellent participation by officers and units in the Officer Marketplace. Early feedback indicates a much-improved experience during this cycle. Also, our leaders at the units did an outstanding job of interviewing and working to get the right officers to the right positions. The increased interaction required more time commitments, and we anticipate the outcomes will reflect the investment in the process. Now that JSGMESB results are confirmed and the marketplace is closed, we are working with HRC to finalize the assignment slating. We should be able to notify officers of their assignments in about 6- 8 weeks.

We will send a detailed update via official channels. If you have not yet joined the Army Family Medicine (61H) Team on MS Teams, please consider doing so.

Thank you for all that you do. Your commitment, equanimity, and compassion during these times have made a tremendous difference. Army Medicine and Army Family Medicine are Army Strong!