Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program (EMDP2) Update forEnlisted Medical Department Executive Course HMCM Patrick Hyde, SEL, USU Althea Green Dixon, Dir, EMDP2
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.
MissionF. 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.”
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
F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine “America’s Medical School” One of 141 LCME-accredited medical schools* * Source: http://www.lcme.org/directory.htm
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% Class of 2015
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
OverviewEnlisted 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
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
OverviewEnlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program (EMDP2) USU Mentoring Program (Students, Faculty, Staff) Integrated MCAT Preparation Classroom Instruction Clinical Shadowing Pre-health Advising Solid Science & Humanistic Foundation Embedded Service Values, Culture and Traditions
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
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
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?
EMDP2 Information • Web page: www.usuhs.edu/adm/emdp2.html • Facebook: . https://www.facebook.com/USUEMDP2 • Email: email@example.com • Phone: 301-295-3198 (Althea Green Dixon) • Phone: 301-295-3103 (NaShieka Knight)
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