SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Actually, I'd have to say that post is right on the money. One of the great flaws with military medicine is that you have little to no say in how you do business while in garrison. While you may stay filling out AHLTA charts til 8pm, your civilian staff will depart promptly at 4:30. Got an extra 20-hour block of power-point training to do? No problem, just squeeze it in somewhere. Office staff that's incompetent? Too bad, they're on contract. CME conference to go to? Ummm, no, maybe next year. The military has a tendency to treat you like an asset that's bought and paid for, which is all fine and good while that's the case. After our obligation is up, though, they continue to treat us that way, so it's no wonder we leave in droves. It's a shame, too, because I've seen many providers who were gifted and devoted to the troops just have to give it up because they just couldn't take it anymore.