I'm a little confused on how combat medics were transferred around. I've heard that often times medics weren't given much more than basic medical training (while others were able to be given thorough training- just depends on what point in the war we were).
So I'm wondering, since divisions like paratroopers had specific training they had to undergo together as a company, at what point was the medic assigned to this company?
In general, I can't seem to find much about what kind of training combat medics went through (as people who simply put themselves as non-combatants or put it as their preferred area of the army, not people who're involved with it in civilian life).
(My sources would be "Medic!" by Robert Franklin and "Doctor Danger Forward" by Allen N. Towne- both excellent reads)