Training hospitals under the Gülhane Military Medical Academy, the Turkish Armed Forces Rehabilitation and Care Center, military hospitals, dispensaries and similar health units, as well as the health clinics under the Gendarmerie General Command have been transferred to the Ministry of Health, complete with their rights and duties, assets and liabilities, contracts and commitments, movables and vehicles. The immovables allocated to them have also been allocated to the Ministry. Gülhane Military Medical Academy’s tertiary education units have been transferred to the Health Sciences University, complete with their rights and duties, assets and liabilities, contracts and commitments, movables and vehicles (Executive Decree 669 Article 106).
It has been stipulated that the commissions to be formed in order to carry out the transfer procedures will determine which personnel will be transferred to Turkish Armed Forces, Health Sciences University and other tertiary education institutions, the Ministry of Health and its affiliates. (Executive Decree 669 Article 107).
The students of the above mentioned institutions are to be transferred to the educational institutions to be determined by the Higher Education Council. (Executive Decree 669 Article 108).
It has been stipulated that, of those students who did not begin their specialty in medicine or minor specialty training at the Gülhane Military Medical Academy, those whose services are required will first complete their two-year service in their contingent, institution or headquarters, and then undergo specialty in medicine or minor specialty training at the Health Sciences University on behalf of the Ministry of National Defense or Ministry of Interior. Those from the branches not deemed necessary will be appointed to research assistant position at the relevant universities, if they are classified as transferred personnel. Previously all such personnel used to be appointed as research assistants (Executive Decree Article 122).