The 59th Medical Wing (59 MDW) Clinical Research Division (CRD) is a 60-man organization that executes the largest Air Force (AF) Clinical investigation Program (CIP) which aims to improve the quality of healthcare for Department of Defense (DoD) beneficiaries by generating an atmosphere of scientific inquiry, promoting an academic environment of high professional standing, and providing a means to assist in the accreditation of graduate medical education and other allied health training programs. Accreditation committees consider research important in evaluating medical education and training programs. The CRD CIP is governed by DoD Instruction 6000.08, Defense Health Program Research and Clinical Investigation Programs, 22 January 2014. The CIP supports approximately 1,200 residents and fellows of the medical, dental, nursing, and biomedical science corps across 45 local training programs in the San Antonio area. Program purposes include regulatory oversight, subject protection, laboratory support for the development, performance, and validation of tests for clinical investigations, as well as, maintaining and administering surgical and procedural training protocols and providing guidance for research protocol generation in support of student scholarly activities.