Lecture: Boot Camp from Above, Below and Beyond: Preventive Medicine at Recruit Training Command by Capt. Lipsitz on 1/9/18

Boot Camp from Above, Below and Beyond: Preventive Medicine at Recruit Training Command

Brown Bag Lecture by Robert Lipsitz, MD, MPH, MA, Captain, US Navy | 1/9/2018 11:00AM – 12PM | 7th Floor Conference Room, Bldg 38A


The Recruit training environment brings men and women from around the world together for a brief, concentrated, and intense training period. This lecture provides real world perspective on the experiences and challenges Preventive Medicine professionals face in this unique milieu. We introduce the Recruit environment followed by specific medical threats, challenges, and successes: ‘Strep Throat’ prophylaxis, febrile respiratory illness and Pandemic Influenza, Hepatitis screening, Tuberculosis screening, stress fractures, shoulder dislocation, and respiratory hygiene. If time permits, a ‘lecture within a lecture’ will give a 30,000 foot view of the strategic significance of Military Preventive Medicine.


CAPT Lipsitz is Chief, Direct Patient Care, for the Uniformed Services University, Preventive Medicine Residency Program. He is also an Assistant Professor at the University, is Board certified in Preventive Medicine and Family Medicine, and collaterally serves as the Preventive Medicine Specialty Leader for the U.S. Navy.  He graduated from Michigan State University with Honors in Anthropology with an emphasis in History of Art, and Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. He completed Family Medicine Internship at Naval Hospital Bremerton and deployed in 1994 as the General Medical Officer aboard USS Dubuque, home ported in Sasebo, Japan.  In 1998 he served as a Staff Family Physician at Naval Hospital Yokosuka, Japan and has subsequently served in senior positions in Washington, D.C., Quantico and Bethesda.

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