The Hegemony has built itself on turning inefficient systems of the "old countries" into efficient ones. One of these systems would be health care and the medical industry. The Hegemon decided to organize the Hegemony's national medical system along the lines of a military organization. By this I mean:
Clear command structure: the medical staff would be split into pay grades much like the U.S. military going up the chain from a resident all the way up to a Surgeon General (comparable to a 3 star general). In this context think of each hospital/medical center as a "base" and each base has a chief physician in charge. Each hospital would be connected to a region overseen by a General Surgeon. Finally each region would be overseen by the The Medical Command (Medcom for short) who would oversee the entire medical field for the Hegemony.
Would a military style hierarchy be a effective addition to the medical field or would it be more of a hindrance? If it is effective what could be some possible benefits from a strict hierarchy?
Much like the U.S. military many of the "doctors" would be trained as specialist but in general would be paid roughly the same. Ex: compare security forces to a air man of the same rank. Different job same pay.
The Hegemony is a unitary government and this post only applies to the Hegemony national health care system not the private medical industry.
The equivalent to "boot camp" would be studying and residency at a smaller hospital before "graduating" to a larger one. Ex: start at a clinic move up to a hospital in the city.