CREATING UNIQUE LEARNING EXPERIENCES
The future of military medicine rests on the shoulders of every graduate of Uniformed Services University. Their futures will be completely unique medical experiences, one right after another serving communities at home and abroad with specific needs and elevated chances of incurring medical issues commonly associated with battle and other military environments. It's vital that our graduates are prepared for whatever faces them and USU's customized learning experiences will prepare them like no other health sciences school in the world.
There are several experiences, created by the leaders at USU, that simulate deployment settings, mass casualty settings, specialized evacuation missions, and more so that students have the hands-on tools to prepare them for whatever future challenges military medicine faces.
Medical FIELD practicums
USU’s medical field practicums (MFPs) provide students an unparalleled, hands-on learning environment where they can practice crucial elements of their leadership, military medical skills, and emergency medicine curricula. Each of the university’s four MFPs builds upon the one before, giving students critical tools that help make them successful military medical officers and leaders, prepared to practice medicine in any environment immediately after graduation.
MFP 101 is a four-day field experience that introduces first-year medical students to basic military, medical, and leadership skills.
MFP 201 ‘Operation Gunpowder’ is a one-day practical activity following a didactic course on Tactical Field Care, Forward Resuscitative Care, Prolonged Casualty Care, and En Route Care.
MFP 102 is a two-day practical activity following the Advanced Combat Medical Experience course, which develops the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to perform effective field stabilization of combat casualties.
MFP 202, ‘Operation Bushmaster’, is a five-day deployment activity where students test their cumulative medical knowledge and skills following more than three years of military specific curriculum and a proximate ten-day preparatory course.