The Army's Human Resources Command sent messages to nearly 10,000 soldiers in the IRR asking for volunteers.
The plans mark a first for the Uniformed Service University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland.
The Army's chief of Staff has asked medical units to assess their capabilities in the event that they are needed to respond.
Dr. Mark Gebhart 53, was commissioned Wednesday morning into the Army reserves as a lieutenant colonel.
A consortium is studying a platform to simulate surgery, injury and patient assessment at the Naval Medical Center San Diego.
A GAO report also found that DoD wages for all physician specialties are below median private-sector wages.
Officials have said about 18,000 positions will be cut.
Lawmakers are expressing concern.
More than 900 personnel provided care aboard the ship.
With the amount of equipment and coordination needed, "rarely does it ever work out so perfectly."