served in the Pacific theater and daughter-in-law of
field, Dr. Terregino was familiar with the impact of
at the medical school. But she feels "profoundly changed"
as a result of her experience with the school's Joining
Forces initiative. Because the veterans in her family did not
talk about what they went through, the stories and experi-
ences that veterans shared during the training sessions
elicited a visceral reaction that she feels to this day.
"I was most touched by the sheer and utter terror they went
through--and then we expect them to come back as if noth-
ing has changed. How could we not give them all the sup-
port they need? We all need to be engaged in this issue."
school with the skills to recognize the issues specific to vet-
erans, to empathize with their challenges, and to know
how to access care for these individuals and their families."