By: CDT Mercedes Williams
I was given orders to Ft. Wainwright, Alaska in Fairbanks to participate in the Army’s AMEDD internship. I could not have asked for a better opportunity to become exposed to Army Medicine. Not only was I exposed to various areas of Army medicine, to include preventive medicine, women’s health, orthopedics, and radiology, I was introduced to the outstanding leaders who run the hospital as well.
I learned that the opportunities within Army Medicine are endless. Working as a provider for the Army allows you to be the best medical professional possible. All of your patients have insurance so the high costs of medical care are never a concern when ordering labs and writing prescriptions. One of the best things I found Army Medicine has to offer is the rewarding responsibility of taking care of our nations finest and their families while still maintaining the opportunity to be a leader in the Army.