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1 Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program (EMDP2) Update for Enlisted Medical Department Executive Course HMCM Patrick Hyde, SEL, USU Althea Green Dixon, Dir, EMDP2


3 Mission The mission of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences is to train, educate and prepare uniformed services health professionals, officers and leaders to directly support the Military Health System, the National Security and National Defense Strategies of the United States and the readiness of our Armed Forces.

4 Mission F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine
“America’s Medical School” “We are the nation's federal health sciences university…committed to excellence in military medicine and public health during peace and war.”


6 We are Part of a Larger Whole
Inouye School of Nursing ~170 military students & several federal government civilians in the DNP & PhD programs Postgraduate Dental College 3 Programs administered from USU’s campus in San Antonio Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute Radiobiology research in five major thrust areas The GSN are our partners – clinically, academically and programmatically. We not only have an opportunity, but the obligation, to create, evaluate and promote interdisciplinary training and practice. It’s very MHS relevant and going forward, is relevant to the nation at large.

7 F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine “America’s Medical School”
One of 141 LCME-accredited medical schools* In addition to the traditional curriculum, over 700 hours of military medical and leadership education provided in class and in the field. Today, this is a distinctive feature of a USU education – one that clearly distinguishes USU grads from HPSP graduates of civilian medical schools. If we do it well, balancing clinical, leadership and team oriented training with core training in the health sciences and clinical skills, we can create a curriculum that other schools will want to emulate – and should emulate. * Source: 7

8 Our Medical Students All in a uniformed service
~170 students per class: 680 total Avg. age: 24.4 years Female: 35% Prior military service: ~32% Minorities: ~20-23% Are we doing enough to encourage women applicants? Are we doing enough to encourage women to develop their leadership skills? Prior military service a huge distinction: what do we know about their subsequent career path through the LTCOS? Technically we look good in terms of minority enrollment, but they aren’t URMs. We MUST do more, in very concrete ways, to encourage African Americans and Hispanics to pick USU – and hold ourselves accountable for results. The MDTEP should help, but it is NOT ENOUGH. Class of 2015

9 Demographics – Class of 2016

10 Enlisted Service Member Candidate Pool
Our Nation’s enlisted military personnel represent a unique pool of potential applicants to USU Diverse in terms of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status and experience Highly skilled – trained and educated in a culture of teamwork and core values of duty, honor and commitment to our Nation Many demonstrate their commitment to education while on active duty through their participation in off-duty education programs Historically, active duty enlisted service members represent the smallest pool of entrants to the USU SOM, constituting only two percent

11 Overview Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program (EMDP2)
Partnership between the Uniformed Services University (USU) and the Armed Services to provide a new opportunity for highly-motivated, academically promising enlisted service members to complete the necessary coursework to qualify for medical school application Supports USU strategic objective to increase matriculation from the Armed Services as a significant initiative for student diversity Designed to select candidates who demonstrate integrity, are passionate about service in harm’s way, and are dedicated to becoming future clinicians, leaders and scholars of the nation’s medical force First cohort of the program is expected to start in academic year 2014

12 Program Description 24-month, full-time, in-service, academic program
Permanent Change of Station to USU (Bethesda, MD) Full-time student No other military duties except for service-related training, testing, etc. Upon completion of the program, the successful student will be competitive for acceptance to U.S. medical schools Service members commissioned after completion of program and acceptance into medical school Appointment to Grade O-1 in respective service

13 Overview Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program (EMDP2)
USU Mentoring Program (Students, Faculty, Staff) Classroom Instruction Integrated MCAT Preparation Pre-health Advising Shadowing Clinical Solid Science & Humanistic Foundation Embedded Service Values, Culture and Traditions

14 Program Outline Year 1 Pre-Medical Post-baccalaureate Coursework
Medical College Admissions Test Preparation Clinical Shadowing Pre-health Advising USU Mentoring Summer –End of Year One Medical College Admissions Test Apply to Medical Schools Year Two Advanced Coursework Medical School Interviews

15 Minimum Qualification Requirements
Enlisted on Active Duty No restrictions on Military Occupational Specialty Baccalaureate degree from an accredited academic institution 3.2 on a 4.0 scale No restrictions on major or academic discipline Meet Service requirements for commission US citizen Moral character Each Service will have specific qualification requirements

16 Uniformed Services University
Selection Process Armed Service Determine eligibility criteria Determine application process Collect candidate packets Screen candidates Select best qualified Uniformed Services University Conduct secondary screening Make final selections from among best qualified

17 Benefits Support military readiness by providing the Armed Services with a pool of high-quality, future clinicians, scholars and health care leaders Provide highly motivated, academically promising enlisted service members an additional pathway to medical school Promote retention of active duty enlisted service members who’ve already demonstrated adherence to service values and the potential for service as commissioned officers Enhance the university’s cultural competence through enrichment of the educational experience of the entire student body Meet accreditation requirements on medical student diversity and pipeline programs

18 Frequently Asked Questions
How and when do I apply? I’ve completed all of the premedical prerequisite courses. Do I qualify? I’m interested in becoming a nurse, dentist, or other health profession. Will this program work for me? Will completion of this program guarantee me acceptance to the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences? I do not meet the minimum requirements. Am I eligible to apply?

19 EMDP2 Information Web page:
Facebook: . Phone: (Althea Green Dixon) Phone: (NaShieka Knight)

20 Air Force Application Guidelines (published Sep 2013)
< 33 years old as of 30 June 2014 US citizen Worldwide qualified Active duty Minimum 36 months and maximum 10 years Active Federal Service (AFS) by 30 Sep 2013 ACT 28 or SAT 1800 (minimum 600 each category) > 75 of Air Force Qualification Test (AFQT) Recommended by chain of command up to squadron commander No court martial convictions Current security clearance Active Duty Service Commitment (ADSC) is 36 months Selectees who fail to complete program return to previous AF specialty

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