• Military Service, Physicians' Draft

    The American Academy of Family Physicians is opposed to a separate physician draft and believes that instead of instituting such a draft, various alternatives for physician recruitment into the armed services should be vigorously pursued.

    If a military service draft is instituted to mobilize the citizens for the defense of the United States, the AAFP favors local administration under explicit federal regulations of a general draft that uses human resources efficiently and respects the dignity of the individual as much as possible, while addressing the public need. (1980) (July 2023 BOD)