Residency

Military Unique Curriculum


The goal of Military Unique Curriculum is to prepare the USAF residents for the myriad of challenges and leadership roles they will participate in as USAF medical officers. The curriculum is conducted in both lecture and workshop format and the course is held all afternoon, every third Thursday. The topics that are covered during this time include but are not limited to:

• Introduction to PME (Professional Military Education)
• PRP, Flying Status
• Base/Hospital/AF Command Structure; Customs & Courtesies
• Assignments and Career Planning
• Family Advocacy & Special Needs Programs
• Disaster Preparedness/Contingency Response
• Precepting PAs, NPs, and others
• Flight Medicine/Air Evacuation System
• Deployment Issues
• USAF Fitness Program
• Pay and Bonuses
• Occupational Exams, MEBs, Profiles
• Overseas Clearance
• PCO/PCE
• Officer and Enlisted Performance Reports
• Credentials
• Relocating/Moving
• Coding/DoD medical records requirements
• Continuing Medical Education
• Hospital Committees & Clinic Responsibilities
• Substance Abuse Program

In addition to the above curriculum, residents are encouraged to complete the appropriate level of Professional Military Education (Squadron Officer School , Air Command and Staff College , or Air War College ). C4 Combat Casualty Care Course is required for all military residents. Senior residents who have already completed C4 while at USUHS or during prior service are not required to repeat the course.