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Captain Madeleine Bolsius of The Netherlands

Captain Madeleine Bolsius of The Netherlands joined the Marine Corps in 2002 to see the world, and have an exciting job.

“And so far, I have,” she said.

She now serves in the Army Reserves as a military doctor. As the mother of two young girls, she made the transition from active duty to Reserves in order to spend more time with her children, while still continuing to serve. She points out that this is one of the great benefits of the Reserve lifestyle.

“I can be home with my daughters in the evenings and weekends,” she said. “But still I can come to events like this.”

She said the CIOMR conference has been very helpful.
“There have been very good lectures on infectious diseases, and important information on how to keep diseases out of your camp. This is very useful for anyone deploying to a similar area.”

She said the workshop on Major Incident Medical Management and Support (MIMMS) was particularly helpful, and a good refresher course of important information.

“It is important to have reminders of important skills, and to learn from the experience of doctors and nurses from other countries,” she said.



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