MIL 5111: Service Cultures and Officer Basics

Class Program
Credits 1

Military Medicine Fundamentals – Service Cultures and Officer Basics serves as the first and foundational block in the Military Medicine Track, introducing participants to military culture and traditions, federal law governing the Department of Defense, and the Ethics and Laws of War. This course is part of the required Core Content for the Award of Military Medicine Concentration.

The Military Medicine track is a special option that offers additional education opportunities not provided in the core curriculum. The program provides an overview and introduction to 1st and 2nd year students regarding clinical scenarios commonly faced by military medical officers, preparation for military medicine residencies, and education on military lifestyle integration. Students may also have the opportunity to liaison with leaders, educators, and military officers at U.S. posts, bases, medical centers, hospitals, and other sites in order to achieve the goals and objectives of the Track. This Program spans 3.5 years of the military student members’ educational experience at RVU, beginning in the second semester of the 1st year. This includes the three semesters of structured academics during the first two years, and ongoing mentoring, residency match preparation and research opportunities during the clinical years. The Military Medicine track includes immersion-based experiential reality training, Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC), information sessions, and experiences related to Medical Corps Officer military obligations. Focused discussions include topics such as leadership, discipline, military environments, field exercises, disaster response, and triage/evacuation in combat environments on MIL 5111 Page 2 of 6 land, sea and air. Expert guests, military officers, and appropriate civilian physicians, and teachers will be hosted virtually and on campuses. This Track collaborates with other MCOM Special Tracks where synergies are evident and possible.


*REQUIRED Core Content for Award of Military Medicine Concentration