Presentation on theme: "Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program (EMDP2) Update for Enlisted Medical Department Executive Course HMCM Patrick Hyde, SEL, USU Althea Green."— Presentation transcript:
1 Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program (EMDP2) Update for Enlisted Medical Department Executive CourseHMCM Patrick Hyde, SEL, USUAlthea Green Dixon, Dir, EMDP2
3 MissionThe 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 programsPostgraduate Dental College3 Programs administered from USU’s campus in San AntonioArmed Forces Radiobiology Research InstituteRadiobiology research in five major thrust areasThe 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 totalAvg. age: 24.4 yearsFemale: 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
10 Enlisted Service Member Candidate Pool Our Nation’s enlisted military personnel represent a unique pool of potential applicants to USUDiverse in terms of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status and experienceHighly skilled – trained and educated in a culture of teamwork and core values of duty, honor and commitment to our NationMany demonstrate their commitment to education while on active duty through their participation in off-duty education programsHistorically, 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 applicationSupports USU strategic objective to increase matriculation from the Armed Services as a significant initiative for student diversityDesigned 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 forceFirst 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 studentNo 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 schoolsService members commissioned after completion of program and acceptance into medical schoolAppointment to Grade O-1 in respective service
13 Overview Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program (EMDP2) USUMentoring Program(Students, Faculty, Staff)ClassroomInstructionIntegrated MCATPreparationPre-health AdvisingShadowingClinicalSolid Science & Humanistic FoundationEmbedded Service Values, Culture and Traditions
14 Program Outline Year 1 Pre-Medical Post-baccalaureate Coursework Medical College Admissions Test PreparationClinical ShadowingPre-health AdvisingUSU MentoringSummer –End of Year OneMedical College Admissions TestApply to Medical SchoolsYear TwoAdvanced CourseworkMedical School Interviews
15 Minimum Qualification Requirements Enlisted on Active DutyNo restrictions on Military Occupational SpecialtyBaccalaureate degree from an accredited academic institution3.2 on a 4.0 scaleNo restrictions on major or academic disciplineMeet Service requirements for commissionUS citizenMoral characterEach Service will have specific qualification requirements
16 Uniformed Services University Selection ProcessArmed ServiceDetermine eligibility criteriaDetermine application processCollect candidate packetsScreen candidatesSelect best qualifiedUniformed Services UniversityConduct secondary screeningMake final selections from among best qualified
17 BenefitsSupport military readiness by providing the Armed Services with a pool of high-quality, future clinicians, scholars and health care leadersProvide highly motivated, academically promising enlisted service members an additional pathway to medical schoolPromote retention of active duty enlisted service members who’ve already demonstrated adherence to service values and the potential for service as commissioned officersEnhance the university’s cultural competence through enrichment of the educational experience of the entire student bodyMeet 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: www.usuhs.edu/adm/emdp2.html Facebook: . https://www.facebook.com/USUEMDP2Phone: (Althea Green Dixon)Phone: (NaShieka Knight)
20 Air Force Application Guidelines (published Sep 2013) < 33 years old as of 30 June 2014US citizenWorldwide qualifiedActive dutyMinimum 36 months and maximum 10 years Active Federal Service (AFS) by 30 Sep 2013ACT 28 or SAT 1800 (minimum 600 each category)> 75 of Air Force Qualification Test (AFQT)Recommended by chain of command up to squadron commanderNo court martial convictionsCurrent security clearanceActive Duty Service Commitment (ADSC) is 36 monthsSelectees who fail to complete program return to previous AF specialty