Re: Medical training for MS doctors
Check closely. Physicians also enlisted before Surgeons and asst. Surgeons were promoted. Their records would indicate the enlistment ranks. Later records would indicate his promotion. They do not always indicate the Rank just the title. My grgr grandfather was 1st Sgt. and later 2nd Lt. He was never promoted to Asst. Surgeon or Surgeon; the men who held those ranks were also like him, volunteers and different ranks. They still performed medical service, they just didn't get the title.