The track is designed for medical students in the Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP). Beginning in Fall 2014, HPSP students will receive 20 to 25 additional contact hours of training each semester. Hands-on didactic experiences and lectures focusing on trauma, disaster life support, tropical diseases and post-traumatic stress disorder will make up a portion of the simulations and training.
This new track helps us fulfill our mission to care for the well-being of the diverse communities we serve, which includes our nation’s men and women in service. But more importantly, it will better prepare our students for a career in military medicine.
Surgical Cut Suit Demonstration
As part of the announcement of the military track, KCUMB students recently participated in a demonstration of Surgical Cut Suit, a wearable simulation suit that safely allows students to perform real procedures, such as surgical intervention, on a patient.
Click here to see a video of the demonstration at KCUMB. (Warning: Graphic content).