The Uniformed Services at USU
Medics to help Warrior Games athletes compete at highest levels
Professionals from the military’s medical school are on hand to support the athletes of the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games that began Friday, June 19, at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, and run through June 28. The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) in Bethesda, Maryland, is helping by coordinating care from physicians, physical therapists and medics who belong to the school and who are traveling to the games from other bases.
USU’s DVCIPM is leading advancements in pain management, battlefield anesthesia
Since October 2003, when the first continuous peripheral nerve block was placed in an American soldier on the battlefield, this technique has become a primary method for management of extremity wounds in combat zones. While morphine has been the most common solution to ease pain on the battlefield since 1803, regional anesthesia is a 21st century answer to pain management. This method is an ideal anesthetic for the battlefield because it does not require much equipment, has few unwanted side-effects, and it allows patients to control their pain.
Since its humble beginnings in a Bethesda storefront 40 years ago, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) has produced 5,000 physicians, many of whom have distinguished themselves on battlefields, in military clinics worldwide, via research, and throughout official Washington.
To help commemorate this remarkable journey, the university’s leadership commissioned a special edition of Military Medicine, International Journal of AMSUS.
Twenty residents representing the U.S. Army, Navy and Veterans Administration, received Master of Science in Oral Biology degrees from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USU), during the Naval Postgraduate Dental School’s (NPDS) graduation ceremony on June 12th 2015. These graduates were among 22 dental officers who completed residency training at NPDS. Capt. Glenn Munro, the dean of NPDS served as host for the graduation ceremony in the Memorial Auditorium at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
Advancing its mission of preparing the next generation of health educators and leaders in the military and public health systems, the Department of Medicine ofthe Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) is launching two new innovative and rigorous programs: the Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Health Professions Education (HPE).