May 9, 2016

Second-Year Med Students Gain Advanced Disaster Training

KCU's 260 second-year medical students gained certification in an Advanced Disaster Life Support Course during a training held May 1 - 5. The course trains first responders for disasters, including hurricanes, tornados, floods, bombs, chemical spills and building collapses.

In addition to navigating a simulated natural disaster, which features volunteers wearing theatrical makeup to portray various wound victims, students receive feedback from volunteers, as well as information on post-traumatic stress and how to handle related psychological issues.

KCU is committed to best preparing students for a variety of situations they may encounter in their medical careers and is the only medical school in the country to require certification of its students at this level. Watch the 41 Action News story about the training.