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Medical Field Practicum 101, or MFP 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.
Students rotate through a variety of activities including weapons familiarization on a 9mm range, hand-to-hand combatives instruction, and team-building scenarios, like tactical movement, including land navigation, and patient evacuation, and a leadership reaction course. Current and former senior military officers, most with significant combat or deployment experience, speak to the students about their experiences as leaders and the value of military medical providers caring for their troops.
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MEDICAL FIELD PRACTICUM 101
This first-year experience is a pivotal part of the USU curriculum, teaching students basic skills that will be vital as they take part in medical school, operational medicine, and the culture of military medicine.