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Mil Med Student Saves His Own Life

Military Medical StudentMilitary Medical Student Saves His Own Life with Combat Medical Skills Training

Army 2nd Lt. Michael Polmear, a second-year medical student at the Uniformed Services University (USU), didn’t know that he was in imminent danger during a climb in Grand Teton National Park; he didn’t know that without warning, a huge boulder would crush his left arm, causing upper arm bone protrusion through his skin, profuse bleeding, & the loss of sensation in his left hand. Despite this, Polmear & his wife sprang into action as he remained calm & utilized the skills he’d acquired at USU to stabilize his wound and communicate with the Jenny Lake rescue team.

Academic Year 2015-2106

Total Awards Granted 2015-16:

  • Doctor’s - Professional Practice: 184
  • Doctor’s – Research/Scholarship: 28
  • Master’s Degree: 129

By Schools:

F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine
Dean: Arthur L. Kellermann, MD, MPH

Medical School Enrollment: 681

  • Average class size: 172
  • Total number of past graduates: 5,536
  • Degree conferred 2015: Doctor of Medicine: 163
  • Graduation Rate 2015:
    • 4 year - 94%
    • 5 year – 97%
  • Employment Rate 2015: 100% (Uniformed Services)

Graduate Education Enrollment: 186

  • Total number of past graduates: 1,499
  • Degrees conferred - 2015: 77
    • Doctor of Philosophy
    • Doctor of Public Health
    • Doctor of Health Professions Education
    • Master of Comparative Medicine
    • Master of Health Administration and Policy
    • Master of Health Professions Education
    • Master of Military Medical History
    • Master of Public Health
    • Master of Science
    • Master of Science in Public Health
    • Master of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
  • Graduation Rate 2015: 98%
  • Employment Rate 2015: 100%

Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing
Dean: Carol A. Romano, PhD, RN, FAAN

Enrollment: 168

  • Total number of past graduates: 798
  • Degrees conferred 2015:  36
    • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science
    • Doctor of Nursing Practice
      • Options: Nurse Anesthesia; Family Nurse
      • Practitioner; Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse
      • Practitioner; Women's Health Nurse
      • Practitioner, Adult-Gerontology Clinical
    • Nurse Specialist with Perioperative Specialty
    • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Graduation Rate 2015:  92%
  • Employment Rate 2015:  100%

Postgraduate Dental College
Executive Dean: Thomas R. Schneid, DMD, MS

Enrollment: 174

  • Total number of past graduates: 247
  • Degree conferred 2015: Master of Science in Oral Biology: 57
  • Graduation Rate 2015: 94%
  • Employment Rate 2015: 100% (Uniformed Services)