From USUHS to COVID-19: RADM (ret) Michael Toedt

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RADM Michael Toedt is a former assistant surgeon general of the U.S. Public Health Service and chief medical officer of the Indian Health Service. He attended the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences and led the COVID-19 response for the Indian Health Service. There is a lot more in between!

In our conversation we discuss: 0:00-10:59- introduction, summer whites story, and summary of RADM Toedt's career

11:00-13:38- intro to Toedt Health Solutions

13:39-25:29- describing USUHS and USPHS, how Michael joined the Corps, training to be an officer in USUHS vs present day

25:30-30:49- USPHS uniform culture

30:50-35:59- Michael's hospital residency, experience at Cherokee indian hospital, and National Health Service Corps and HRSA

36:00-47:59- IHS COVID-19 response, what people may not understand about IHS, vaccination campaign

47:50-55:14- what Michael is most proud of in his career, navigating a career as a PHS officer, future of the Corps and Ready Reserve

55:15-1:00:52- Toedt Health Solutions current focus

1:00:53-1:02:44- closing remarks

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