Military & Emergency Medicine

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Military & Emergency Medicine (MEM)


The department of Military and Emergency Medicine (MEM) lies within the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine (SOM). Created to enhance students’ understanding and appreciation of military medicine, the Department of Military and Emergency Medicine is also what makes USU a unique learning environment and opportunity for students who would not otherwise practice and understand what makes the practice of Military Medicine unique and challenging. All students who graduate from the USU School of Medicine will not only be equipped with a breadth of excellent medical knowledge and skills, but they will be leaders in medicine. This commitment to Military Medicine, Practice and Leadership become the pillars for this one of a kind curriculum at the Uniformed Services University.

Mission Statement

The mission of MEM is to train, educate, and prepare USU SOM students to support and lead in operational and emergency medicine environments in the U.S. Armed Forces, while advancing the knowledge and practice of military medicine and supporting the overall mission of the SOM and University.

Vision Statement

To serve USU and the Nation as the preeminent academic department for the study, advancement, and application of operational arts and military health optimization, education in emergency medicine and military medical leadership, while inspiring lifelong learning and a career of service.