The Military & Emergency Medicine (MEM) curriculum is threaded throughout the entire School of Medicine curriculum and is designed to prepare USU graduates to serve in their parent services as Military Medical Officers. Military Medical Officers are expected to be proficient in both clinical and operational military medicine. MEM aims to develop skills, knowledge, and attitudes which are not strictly medical in nature, but focus on the systems, population medicine, and leadership in military medicine. Students will prepare for deployment as medical officers on the mobile and widely dispersed battlefield of the future in support of both combat and non-combat military operations by participating in a variety of teaching methodologies including lectures, labs, small group activities, problem solving and critical thinking both in the field and in the traditional classroom.
The MEM curriculum begins with the Fundamentals of Military Medical Practice & Leadership (MEM 101) in the pre-clerkship period, followed by an opportunity for a limited number of students to participate in the Emergency Medicine Selective during the Clerkship period, and finishes with the Advanced Military Medical Practice & Leadership (MEM 201) and the Emergency Medicine Clerkship during the post-clerkship period. In addition, post-clerkship opportunities include operational electives and a capstone experience option. The Leadership curriculum is embedded in all areas of a student’s four year experience within MEM101, MEM102 and Clerkship phase. For more information about the USU LEAD program click here.