Medical Officers' Training Camp
A training camp for medical officers was established at Fort Riley, Kansas, June 1, 1917. It was one of three such camps created by the Army to provide military training for civilian doctors who were in the Army Reserves. The other camps were located at Fort Oglethorpe in Georgia, and Fort Benjamin in Indiana. The three month course provided officers with basic training and specialized instruction in epidemiology, the handling of evacuation hospitals, hospital trains, and ambulance companies.