Pausing the Blog

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I apologize, but I have to hit the pause button on the blog while I try to comply with a BUMED instruction I was previously unaware of:

BUMEDINST 5721.3d – Approval Process for Public Release of Information (highlighted sections added by me as I was reading the document and highlighting the parts that affect the blog)

I wish I had another choice, but I don’t.

7 thoughts on “Pausing the Blog

    Rupa Dainer said:
    January 24, 2019 at 20:33

    Typical military. Suppress excellence. Sorry 😦

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    Kris Belland said:
    January 25, 2019 at 09:11

    Joel, If you have not already done so I would humbly suggest reaching out to BUMED legal and PAO to get their buy-in, advice and blessing. All the best my friend, Kris

    Kris M. Belland DO, MPH, MBA, MSS, FAsMA American Airlines Chief Medical Officer

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      Joel Schofer, MD, MBA, CPE responded:
      January 25, 2019 at 15:08

      Sir, BUMED PAO via my command’s PAO is the one that sent me the policy and spelled out what I would need to do to comply. Thanks.

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    Ruth Smith said:
    January 26, 2019 at 01:26

    Damn lawyers.

    We all appreciate all your hard work. I cannot tell you how helpful this blog has been for me personally and so many other officers!

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    CDR CDR said:
    January 27, 2019 at 10:04

    Kinda feels like they ignored the blog until you published about POM20 and now they are trying to silence you.

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      Joel Schofer, MD, MBA, CPE responded:
      January 27, 2019 at 10:28

      To be fair, when they contacted me they said they didn’t want me to have to stop the blog. I think I just got caught up in the Military.com article, which was clearly leaked by someone at Walter Reed. And the new policy that I wasn’t aware of that is much more restrictive than the previous version. The POM20 stuff was simply BUMED talking points that they sent out to Specialty Leaders that I would have sent out to my whole community anyway. In the end, I have to comply with policy just like all the rest of us, so I will.

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