Medical Cadet Corps

A training organization conducted by the Seventh-day Adventist Church for the purpose of preparing the young men of the church for their obligatory military service. Since the work of saving life is in keeping with the church’s noncombatant beliefs, the General Conference Committee as early as the Autumn Council of 1916 encouraged the young men subject to the draft to prepare themselves to fulfill their obligations in medical military service. To help these young men to obtain training along medical lines, some of the SDA sanitariums, most of the colleges, including the medical college at Loma Linda, and some of the academies opened and conducted special classes in emergency first-aid work. Hundreds of SDA young people in the United States availed themselves of this training. The program...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.