Medical Field Practicum 101 is a five-day field experience that introduces first-year medical students to basic military, medical, and leadership skills. The knowledge they gain is pivotal to understanding operational medicine and the culture of military medicine.
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Members of the class of 2018--military medical students at the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine (SOM) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)--will be the first to use a new simulated technology in January 2016.
Army Col. (Dr.) Jerome Buller has been named by President Charles L. Rice, M.D., as the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences' (USU) next Brigade Commander, following a recent search.
A new director is at the helm of the Security division at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU). The former U.S. Army Special Forces Green Beret, Christopher Mottler, arrived in November 2015. As director, he will provide a complete security program for the university that includes all aspects of personnel, physical, information and industrial security.
Christy J.W Ledford, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine at USU, was selected to receive the Society for Teachers in Family Medicine (STFM) Foundation Program Enhancement Award for 2016. The Program Enhancement Award was initiated three years ago and provides funding for family medicine programs to implement enhancements at their institutions while developing the leadership skills of family medicine faculty.
Allen Middleton, special assistant to Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences President Charles L. Rice, M.D., and retired Deputy Director of the Defense Health Agency, was among a handful of top Federal executives to receive this year’s Presidential Rank Award.