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Courses described in this section are presented by Army elements at various command levels. They are also presented in a progression of educational levels. First listed is the pre-eminent educational program sponsored by Headquarters, Department of the Army, the U.S. Army War College.

The second category of courses are the intermediate general discipline programs such as those of the Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas (CAS(3), CGSOC, and others).

Third in the sequence are programs and courses of various lengths that are generally designed to further the education of members of the Army Medical Department (AMEDD). Most of these courses are presented by the Army Medical Department Center and School (AMEDDC&S) at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Many of these courses have been redesigned, or are being redesigned, to more fully incorporate the Executive Skills competencies. Competencies taught in these courses have been reviewed against the Executive Skills Core Curriculum by the respective course directors or faculties.


Courses Offered by the Army Medical Department Center and School (AMEDDC&S)
Fort Sam Houston, Texas

AMEDDC&S courses are primarily taught in residence although correspondence or distance learning options exist for some. Students are officers who have been selected for particular assignments (e.g., commands, senior-level logistics managers) as well as officers attending in normal career progression (e.g., officer basic and advanced courses). The AMEDDC&S faculty is predominantly active duty military with appropriate military and health care experience for their respective courses.

In addition to the AMEDDC&S courses listed, each corps offers other highly-specialized courses that are needed for the execution of their functional responsibilities. A selected sample of the most applicable courses and residencies are also described in this section.


Course Title and Location

Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania
U.S. Army War College

Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
Command and General Staff Officer School
Combined Arms and Services Staff School
School for Command Preparation


Fort Sam Houston, Texas
AMEDD Officer Basic Course
AMEDD Officer Advanced Course
Patient Administration Officer Course
Human Resources Managers Course
Senior Logistics Medical Materiel Management Course
Head Nurse Leader Development Course
Advanced Nurse Leadership Course
Brigade Surgeon Course
Combat Casualty Care Course (C4)
Combat Casualty Management Echelon III (C4A)
Division Surgeon Course
AMEDD Executive Skills
Battalion/Brigade Pre-Command Course

U.S. Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Healthcare Administration
U.S. Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Physical Therapy


U.S. Army War College
Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania


Objective: To prepare selected military, civilian, and international leaders to assume strategic responsibilities in military and national security organizations; to educate students about the employment of the U.S. Army as part of a unified, joint, multinational force in support of the national military strategy; to research operational and strategic issues; and to conduct outreach programs that benefit USAWC, the U.S. Army, and the Nation.

The Army War College (AWC) is responsible for producing graduates who understand how to operate in a strategic security environment, can deal with complex unstructured problems involving national security, and are prepared to render sound advice to decision makers. The AWC emphasizes joint operations and the functions of land power as an element of national military strategy.

Eligibility: O-5's and O-6's from all Services and selected DoD civilians from the Federal agencies. International fellows also attend.

Description: The Army War College is the top level Service college that addresses the role of the Army in the full range of military endeavors including war and operations other that war.

The program addresses 20 of the Executive Skills competencies; many of the health/medical competencies are integrated into the curriculum (e.g., the joint exercise program) as planning factors and execution elements. Other health related educational opportunities are available in the wide selection of elective advanced course. Elective courses (taken by only some of the students) were not considered in the estimation of competencies addressed in the curriculum.

Course Length: Attendance at the course requires almost one year when time is included for permanent change of station travel and accompanying leave. There are 198 academic days of course work divided into three terms.

Modality: Although a non-resident option is available, the program is designed as a full time resident program. Attendance includes a permanent change of station assignment for military officers.

Prerequisites: Selection by a Service selection board for higher educational programs, or by an intra-Service civilian selection process.

Application: Not applicable.

Quotas: As establised by Army requirements for the approved force structure; USAF-25, USN-14, USMC-10, and
USCG-1.

Funding: Centrally funded by selection authority.

Obligation: A two-year service obligation is incurred.

Evaluation of Performance: Multi-assessment in seminar groups, papers, speaking opportunities, and other requirements.

Credit Given: Certificate of completion; graduate credit may also be attained.

Institutional Accreditation: Seeking accreditation with Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Faculty: Primarily Ph.D. prepared military and civilian faculty. In AY98, composition was 75 Army officers, 45 civilians, and 16 officers of other services.

Student Distribution: Primarily Army with at least one Navy and one Air Force per seminar group.



U.S. Army War College
Competencies Covered

Asterisks in the following listing indicate the subject is addressed in the curriculum but do not indicate the extent (i.e., contact hours) of coverage.

Military Medical Readiness:
General Management:
Health Law/Policy:
Health Resources Allocation and Management: Medical Ethics Individual and Organizational Behavior: Clinical Understanding Performance Measurement:
POC: Dean of Academic Affairs
Phone: (717) 245-3361
DSN: 242-3361
Fax: (717) 245-4721
E-mail: croninr@carlisle-emh2.army.mil
Address: U.S. Army War College
Carlisle Barracks, PA 17013-5050


Command and General Staff College
Command and General Staff Officer School


Objective: To educate selected officers in the values and attitudes of the profession of arms and the conduct of military operations during peace, conflict, and war with emphasis at the corps and division levels. The CGSOC prepares officers for duty as field grade commanders and principal staff officers at division and higher echelons.

Eligibility: O-3's and O-5's selected by Service school selection panels. The student body is tri-Service and invites international officers.

Description: This primary staff college is a multi-disciplinary generalist program. Within its curriculum, 23 Executive Skills competencies are addressed. One of these, medical doctrine, results from participation in an elective (that elective is mandatory for AMEDD officers, optional for others); it is taught by the AMEDD representative on the faculty.

Each class is typically divided into sections of approximately 50 officers who are further organized into four work groups or teams. Each team contains a representative mix of combat, combat support, combat service support, a sister service, and an international officer.

Student officers are encouraged to prepare and present classes on the capabilities of their basic branches (e.g., AMEDD, military police, signal). International officer students are also invited to present orientations on their home country and often involve family members in this multi-cultural experience. A guest speaker program featuring Service and other dignitaries rounds out this intense educational experience.

Course Length: The program of instruction is nine academic months beginning in August. Holiday breaks in December and at Easter extend the period to approximately ten months. The addition of authorized permanent change of station leave enroute to and from the course may increase the total involvement to one year.

Modality: CGSOC is available as a full time resident program and through non-resident (correspondence) admission. Reserve units also teach the program at local centers. Attendance of the resident program includes a permanent change of station assignment for military officers.

The Center for Army Leadership has recently added a module on critical and creative thinking that is based on the work of the Center for Critical Thinking at Sonoma State University. The module is being integrated into all leadership subject areas and is central to the themes of the draft Field Manual 22-100, Army Leadership.

The FY98 and FY99 programs will be transition years. In FY99 the number of core curriculum hours will be reduced from more than 700 to less than 500 with an increase in the number of elective course that will be required.

Prerequisites: Selection by a Service selection board for higher educational programs.

Application: Not applicable.

Quotas: As establised by the Army in accordance with force structure requirements.

Funding: Centrally funded by selection authority.

Obligation: A two-year service obligation is incurred.

Evaluation of Performance: Students are evaluated in several ways. Examinations occur throughout the program of instruction as blocks of instruction are completed and at the end of major subject matter presentations, e.g., tactics. Writing exercises, preparation of a research paper, and the presentation of a briefing to a faculty advisor are also graded events.

Credit Given: Certificate of graduation; a Masters degree in Military Arts and Sciences may also be awarded when students pre-register and complete additional requirements.

Institutional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (1995-2005) and accredited by the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff for Joint Education (PJE Phase I)(1997-2002).

Student Distribution: The majority of each class consists of combat arms and combat support officers. Others from combat service support brances, other Services, and international officers round out each staff group. The 1997/98 class composition includes 1,061 officers of which there are 778 Army Active Duty, 64 Army Reserve Components, 45 Navy, 64 Air Force, 20 Marine, and 90 international officers representing 74 countries.

One of the intangible values of the Command and General Staff Officer School is that students get more value from the program than is articulated by the competencies to which they are exposed. This largely occurs through the interaction of students of all Army branches, with the sister services, and with the international students as well.

Faculty: The faculty is primarily composed of Army officers and civilians; most are prepared at the Masters and Ph.D. levels.



Command and General Staff Officer School
Competencies Covered

Asterisks in the following listing indicate the subject is addressed in the curriculum but do not indicate the extent (i.e., contact hours) of coverage.

Military Medical Readiness:
General Management:
Health Law/Policy:
Health Resources Allocation and Management: Medical Ethics Individual and Organizational Behavior: Clinical Understanding Performance Measurement:
POC: Director of Academic Affairs
Phone: (913) 684-2028
Fax: (913) 684-4639
E-mail: kupiszer@leav-emh.army.mil
Address: U.S. Army CGSC
ATTN: Academic Operations
Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027


Command and General Staff College
Combined Arms and Service Staff Schools


Objective: To train officers of the active and reserve components to function as staff officers in battalion, brigade, and division/installation level organizations.

Eligibility: Senior O-2s and O-3s who have graduated from an officer advanced course (OAC) and Phase I nonresident portion if applicable. Effective in FY99, this course will be aligned and synchronized as a follow-on to the OACs taught by the Army branches.

Description: The Combined Arms and Services Staff School (CAS(3)) contains 31 academic days. Its goals are to improve ability to analyze and solve military problems, impart communication skills, improve ability to interact and coordinate as a staff member, and to enhance understanding of Army organizations, operations, and procedures.

CAS(3) teaches staff missions by defining and tracing the development of staffs and staff roles. It teaches what staffs do by training students in common and collective staff procedures and skills. It teaches how the staff performs its mission by requiring students to apply acquired skills and knowledge in responding to situations in simulated garrison and tactical environments. Officers learn to perform as staff members in a successful warfighting situation that incorporates Army operations doctrine.

Course Length: Six weeks. Seven cycles plus a Reserve Component cycle are conducted each year with a maximum attendance of 6,000 students.

Modality: CAS(3) is a full time intensive program capitalizing on staff groups of 11 or 12 students. Each group is led by a field-grade officer who facilitates group instruction, evaluates student performance, and teaches as necessary. Groups are mixed corps.

There are two program phases. The first phase is non-resident preparatory focusing on understanding of quantitative skills, tactical sustainment, Army equipment, organization and operations, and combined arms operations. The subsequent in-residence phase concentrates on practical application

Officers enroll in Phase I after completing their branch OAC; they can also enroll at other times. Phase I consists of 12 subcourses or modules. Officers take an open book end-of-module exam after completing a module and send their answers to Ft. Leavenworth for scoring. After completing all modules, they take the Comprehensive Exam, also in open book mode. When officers successfully complete the exam, they are eligible to attend Phase II

Phase II contains 227.5 hours of instruction. The 12-member staff groups are kept together throughout the course. Each works with a faculty staff leader who is responsible for the entire body of instruction.

The curriculum consists of a course-long scenario with each officer performing in the role of an officer in the 52d Infantry Division (Mech).

Much of the curriculum consists of problems that resemble real world staff problems. These help students learn and improve the staff skills that are the course objectives.

Prerequisites: Selection by branch/corps panel. Officers must have credit for completion of a branch OAC or equivalent and must have completed Phase I. Officers must meet height and weight standards in accordance with AR 600-9. As of 1 October 1996, those OPMD-managed officers graduating from OACs after 1 October 1996 are not required to complete Phase I.

Application: Not applicable.

Quotas: Quotas are as established by Service policy

Funding: Centrally funded.

Obligation: One year service commitment.

Evaluation of Performance: There are no exams, but officers receive evaluations on numerous individual and group products. Students receive prompt feedback on all products so that they can improve performance. Each student receives peer review and feedback and extensive instructor counseling, under the Leadership Assessment and Development Program. The final course grade is pass or fail.

Credit Given: Certificate of completion.

Student Distribution: Army captains and first lieutenant who have completed their respective officer advanced course.

Faculty: Staff group leaders are usually lieutenant colonels who hold Master degrees and are experienced in practical applications of the curriculum.



Combined Arms and Services Staff School
Competencies Covered

Asterisks in the following listing indicate the subject is addressed in the curriculum but do not indicate the extent (i.e., contact hours) of coverage.

Military Medical Readiness:
General Management:
Health Law/Policy:
Health Resources Allocation and Management: Medical Ethics Individual and Organizational Behavior: Clinical Understanding Performance Measurement:
POC: Chief, Curriculum Affairs,
Standardization, and Evaluation
Phone: (913) 684-3833
Fax: (913) 684-2110
E-mail: towersd@leav-emh1.army.mil
Address: Director, CAS3
ATTN: ATZL-SWB-CASE
USACGSC
1 Reynolds Ave, Bldg 111
Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027-1352


Command and General Staff College
School for Command Preparation
(Brigade and Battalion Pre-Command)


Objective: To assist command selectees in their preparation for command. The course ensures common understanding of current tactical directives of primary significance to the Army leadership.

Eligibility: Appearance on a command selection list. Students are battalion and division-level active and reserve component command selectees, TRADOC school commandants, and deputy commandants.

Description: This program begins with a self-study phase followed by some combination of (1) a week of legal orientation and issues presented at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, (2) the one-week Fort Leavenworth portion addressed here, and (3) two weeks at the respective branch school (e.g., AMEDD, infantry, armor, engineer).

Course Length: The pre-command experience may take up to four weeks at three or four installations as determined by the officer's command assignment. AMEDD officers only attend the first of three possible FOrt Leavenworth weeks unless they are enroute to a TO&E unit. In that event, they also attend the Tactical Commander's Development Course (TCDC) the second week. Combat arms command selectees also attend the Battle Command Development Course (BCDC-multiple tracks) the third week.

The Fort Leavenworth portion of the pre-command experience is taught monthly.

Modality: The CGSC portion of the course (the common first week) concentrates on presentations by guest speakers including the Army Chief of Staff, the TRADOC commander, the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, and the Deputy Chiefs of Staff for Intelligence, Operations, and Logistics among others. Therefore, the course content varies and is considered to consistently address only the decision making competency.

The course uses a JANUS simulation in the TCDC and BCDC phases.

Prerequisites: Command selection.

Application: Not applicable; automatic upon notification of reassignment to command.

Quotas: Quotas as per command selection lists.

Funding: Central funding.

Obligation: None.

Evaluation of Performance: None.

Credit Given: Certificate.

Faculty: Primarily key Department of the Army principal staff chiefs.



School for Command Preparation
(Brigade and Battalion Pre-Command
Competencies Covered

Asterisks in the following listing indicate the subject is addressed in the curriculum but do not indicate the extent (i.e., contact hours) of coverage.

Military Medical Readiness:
General Management:
Health Law/Policy:
Health Resources Allocation and Management: Medical Ethics Individual and Organizational Behavior: Clinical Understanding Performance Measurement:
POC: Director of Academic Affairs
Phone: (913) 684-2028
Fax: (913) 684-4639
E-mail: kupiszer@leav-emh.army.mil
Address: Command and General Staff College
Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027


AMEDDC&S
Officer Basic Course (All Corps)


The Officer Basic Course (OBC) is designed to provide performance oriented Initial Entry Training (IET) to newly commissioned Army Medical Department (AMEDD) officers.

Objective: OBC is the source of initial active duty and branch qualification training for AMEDD officers to enable them to adapt to, and function within, the military environment. It also provides training to meet the requirements of Title 10, US Code, and the minimum skills required for deployment outside the continental U.S.

Eligibility: Active and Reserve Component AMEDD officers requiring Initial Entry Training.

Description: The course is divided into three modules: Preparatory, Common Core, and Track. The Preparatory Module is for those students with no prior military experience (i.e., no prior service, ROTC, OCS, etc.), and is designed to provide newly commissioned AMEDD officers a prefessional foundation in the AMEDD's Leader Development Program. After completion of this module, these students attend the Common Core Module along with those OBC students who have had prior military experience. The Common Core Module focuses on developing competency to perform officer/soldier skills, an attitude of professionalism in performance of assigned duties, and a background knowledge of the Army and AMEDD organization and operations. After completion of this module, students participate in Area of Concentration (AOC) specific training.

The course addresses 28 competencies at the basic officer entry level.

Course Length: OBC requires eight to nine weeks, followed by AMEDD corps-specific training. The Preparatory Module (see "Description," above) is one week in length, whiel the Common Core is eight weeks in length. The specialty training tracks vary from one week and one day to five weeks, depending on AOC (e.g., two weeks for Army Nurse Corps, three weeks for Medical Service Corps, five weeks for Veterinary Corps officers).

Modality: The course is taught only in residence as a temporary duty (TDY) assignment.

Prerequisites: Commissioned AMEDD officers who have not received credit for any other AMEDD Officer Basic Course.

Application: Enrollment is automatic for Initial Entry Training.

Quotas: Quotas are established by the AMEDD.

Funding: Attendance is centrally funded by the selection authority.

Obligation: Active Component officers do not incur any additional service obligation for course attendance. Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve officers are governed by NGR-350-1 or AR 135-200, respectively.

Evaluation of Performance: All academic material is tested through written examinations. These examinations are objective in nature, and are prepared with primary reference to instructional objectives. Certain common soldier tasks (e.g., land navigation, communications, etc.) are evaluated via a hands-on test, conducted under field conditions.

Credit Given: Students receive a diploma. Credit at the undergraduate level may be awarded by some colleges; however, students have undergraduate degrees.

Institutional Accreditation: The American Council on Education Center for Adult Learning and Educational Credentials evaluates OBC in terms of academic college credit.

Faculty: The faculty is composed of Army officers and senior non-commissioned officers having backgrounds in field units, to include some having command time, and others having served in fixed medical facilities. There are also civilian faculty members for parts of the course.



U.S. Army War College
Competencies Covered

Asterisks in the following listing indicate the subject is addressed in the curriculum but do not indicate the extent (i.e., contact hours) of coverage.

Military Medical Readiness:
General Management:
Health Law/Policy:
Health Resources Allocation and Management: Medical Ethics Individual and Organizational Behavior: Clinical Understanding Performance Measurement:
POC: Assistant Course Director
Phone: (210) 221-6406/8357
Fax: (210) 221-8372
E-mail:
Address: AMEDD Center & School
ATTN: MCCS-HHS
3151 Scott Road
Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-6139


AMEDDC&S
Officer Advanced Course


Objective: To train officers from the Active and Reserve Components to function as commanders and staff officers with the Army in the field.

Eligibility: Army Medical Department officers in the grade of captain or major who have successfully completed an Officer Basic Course and have not yet received credit for an Army Advanced Course. Students of the resident phase must have completed four years time in service.

Description: The course is conducted in two phases: Phase I is a nonresident phase consisting of 17 distance learning courses available on the Internet, on CD-ROM, or in paper copies. Students have one year to complete Phase I. Phase II is 10 weeks in residence at Fort Sam Houston, TX. It is conducted four times per year.

The course addresses 31 Executive Skills competencies; the competencies are integrated into five practical exercises culminating in a medical staff exercise. Other clinical associated competencies are integrated into "tracks" administrated by the specific corps (e.g., Medical Corps, Nurse Corps, Veterinary Corps, Army Medical Specialist Corps, Dental Corps, and Medical Service Corps).

Course Length: Resident phase is 10 weeks in length.

Modality: Phase I must be completed within one year of application; Phase II must be completed within one year of completion of Phase I. Phase II is conducted in a TDY status. Phase I is conducted via distance learning mode; Phase II is conducted in a small group mode, utilizing the computers to facilitate self learning.

Prerequisites: Completion of a qualifying Officer Basic Course, Captains or Majors with 4 years time in service. For attendance at the resident phase must have completed Phase I.

Application: Applications for Phase I are submitted to Nonresident Instruction Branch, AMEDDC&S, Ft. Sam Houston, TX 78234 utilizing DA Form 149; applications for Phase II are submitted to branch manager, PERSCOM, utilizing DA Form 3838.

Quotas: Primarily Army; other services invited to attend; International Military Officers as directed.

Funding: Centrally funded through the MTSA.

Obligation: Officers completing Phase II incur one year service obligation.

Evaluation of Performance: Testing is oral and written communication abilities. Comprehensive examination covering
Phase I.

Credit Given: Military Education Level (MEL) 6; Medical Corps officers receive 50 CME credits.

Institutional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Faculty: Military officers representing all AMEDD corps' and in the rank of CPT through LTC.



Officer Advanced Course
Competencies Covered

Asterisks in the following listing indicate the subject is addressed in the curriculum but do not indicate the extent (i.e., contact hours) of coverage.

Military Medical Readiness:
General Management:
Health Law/Policy:
Health Resources Allocation and Management: Medical Ethics Individual and Organizational Behavior: Clinical Understanding Performance Measurement:
POC: Chief, Medical Operations Branch
Department of Healthcare Operations
Phone: (210) 221-6047/7453
Fax: (210) 221--6489
E-mail:
Address: AMEDD Center & School
Ft Sam Houston, TX 78234


AMEDDC&S
Patient Administration Officer Course


Objective: To prepare Army Medical Service Corps Officers in the management of medical information technologies in both deployed operations and contemporary managed care environments, battlefield and contingency aeromedical evacuation operations in a joint environment, and casualty tracking and accountability.

Eligibility: Students are Army active duty Medical Service Corps commissioned officers. The course is available to reserve component members through non-resident instruction.

Description: Three classes are taught each year beginning in January, April, and June. The June class is a 2-week session for reservists, and it is preceded by a correspondence requirement.

The Patient Administration Course addresses 31 Executive Skills competencies.

Course Length: The course is seven weeks. An abbreviated course is offered during contingency and mobilization periods.

Modality: The course is taught as a residence course with students on temporary duty. The course relies heavily on automation technology due to its emphasis on management of health information in both contingency operations as well as contemporary managed care environments. Students obtain a basic understanding and receive hands-on instruction on the Composite Health Care System (CHCS), Corporate Executive Information System (CEIS), Third Party Outpatient Collection System (TPOCS), Ambulatory Data System (ADS), Theater Army Medical Management Information System (TAMMIS), and Patient Accounting and Reporting Realtime Tracking System (PARRTs).

Prerequisites: Candidates must have completed the Officer Basic Course and be in the grade O1 through O3 (O1 through O4 for reservists)

Additionally, all students entering the course should be familiar with Microsoft Office (MS) software to include MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint.

Application: Candidates may apply using DA Form 3838.

Quotas: Quotas are managed by corps assignment officers.

Funding: Attendance is centrally funded.

Obligation: A one-year service obligation is incurred.

Evaluation of Performance: Academic material is tested by formal written examinations based upon lesson objectives. Additionally, students are required to prepare a written research project and present the findings of their project to the class.

Credit Given: Students receive certificates upon completion of the course.

Institutional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Faculty: Patient administration officers who hold Master's degrees and have appropriate experience performing PAD functions.



Patient Administration Officer Course
Competencies Covered

Asterisks in the following listing indicate the subject is addressed in the curriculum but do not indicate the extent (i.e., contact hours) of coverage.

Military Medical Readiness:
General Management:
Health Law/Policy:
Health Resources Allocation and Management: Medical Ethics Individual and Organizational Behavior: Clinical Understanding Performance Measurement:
POC: Course Director, COL Thresner
Phone: (210) 221-8057
Fax: (210) 221-6908
Address: Academy of Health Sciences
Department of Healthcare Operations (MCCS-HHP)
3151 Scott Road, Suite 2512
Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-6135


AMEDDC&S
Human Resources Management Course


The Human Resources Managers' Course is designed to prepare Army Medical Service Corps officers for assignment as Personnel Officers. This course addresses the responsibilities of the personnel officer at battalion and higher levels.

Objective: To provide an understanding of the many personnel functions and capabilities that the personnel staff officer will have to apply to perform the critical tasks associated with personnel issues. The course prepares officers to effectively function as health services personnel managers in any AMEDD unit

Eligibility: Medical Service Corps Junior officers designated for assignment as personnel officers.

Description: The human resources managers' course is a fifteen-day residential course taught once each year during the month of June. The course addresses 17 Executive Skills competencies.

Course Length: Fifteen days.

Modality: Full time, TDY.

Prerequisites: Interested in becoming personnel officer.

Application: Students enrolled through PERSCOM short term schooling branch.

Quotas: There are approximately 30 students per class including 10 spaces for Army Reserve and National Guard components. Active duty quotas are handled through the Department of the Army Short Term Schooling Office.

Funding: Centrally funded by selection authority.

Obligation: None.

Evaluation of Performance: None.

Credit Given: None.

Institutional Accreditation: None.

Faculty: AMEDDC&S instructors and other select subject matter experts generally O-3 or above.



Human Resources Managers Course
Competencies Covered

Asterisks in the following listing indicate the subject is addressed in the curriculum but do not indicate the extent (i.e., contact hours) of coverage.

Military Medical Readiness:
General Management:
Health Law/Policy:
Health Resources Allocation and Management: Medical Ethics Individual and Organizational Behavior: Clinical Understanding Performance Measurement:
POC: Course Director, COL Thresher
Phone: (210) 221-7434
Fax: (210) 221-6489
E-mail: CPT_Linda_Carmen@medcom2.smtplink.amedd.army.mil
Address: Department of Healthcare Operations
3151 Scott Road
Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-6135


AMEDDC&S
Senior Logistics Medical Materiel
Management Course


The Senior Logistics Medical Materiel Management Course was formerly presented at the AMEDDC&S in conjunction with the U.S. Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Healthcare Administration. It is now a separate course emphasizing the transition from TO&E to TDA logistics operations in medical activities. In contrast to the Medical Logistics Officer course which prepares officers for the Table of Organization and Equipment (TO&E) unit assignments, this course was designed for more senior officers who are likely to assume management positions in Medical Department Activity/Medical Centers (MEDDACS/MEDCENS).

Objective: Prepare medical department officers for primary duties in medical logistics at major medical centers.

Eligibility: Students are generally O-3s and O-4s who have a background in medical logistics. The course is also attended by warrant officers and DoD civilian employees in grade GS-7 and above.

Description: Course material is oriented toward a DoD-wide application rather than exclusively Army operations. It includes a variety of logistics related issues such as JCAHO, facility management, contract issues, and regulated medical waste, among others. Each class is designed for 20 students.

Course Length: Ten weeks.

Modality: The course is taught in residence. Computer base training will be used to prepare officers for medical logistics assignments.

Prerequisites: Graduate of the 8BF20 course and/or expected to be assigned to a TDA logistics position.

Quotas: Army Officers, warrants, and civilian personnel.

Funding: Attendance is funded by the parent organization of the student.

Obligation: None.

Evaluation of Performance: Academic materiel is tested. Additionally, several practical Exercises such as the formulation of a business plan or the writing of work statements and contract specifications is required.

Institutional Accreditation: None.

Faculty: The faculty is composed of logistics officers who hold Master's degrees and have had appropriate medical logistics experience.



Senior Logistics Medical Materiel
Management Course
Competencies Covered

Asterisks in the following listing indicate the subject is addressed in the curriculum but do not indicate the extent (i.e., contact hours) of coverage.

Military Medical Readiness:
General Management:
Health Law/Policy:
Health Resources Allocation and Management: Medical Ethics Individual and Organizational Behavior: Clinical Understanding Performance Measurement:
POC: Chief, Logistics Management Branch
Phone: (210) 221-6651
Fax: (210) 221-7786
E-mail: ltc_vikki_stocker@medcom2.smtplink.amedd.army.mil
Address: Department of Healthcare Operations
ATTN: MCCS HHM, CDR, AMEDDC&S
3151 Scott Road
Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-6100

AMEDDC&S
Head Nurse Leader Development Course


Objective: To prepare Army Nurses and Department of the Army Civilian (DAC) RNs to function in med-level leadership and management positions in AMEDD facilities including assumption of roles as head nurses in medical treatment facilities and deployable medical units. Students of the Head Nurse Leader Development Course are mid-level nursing managers, usually captains, occasionally majors and lieutenants.

Eligibility: Officers and DOD civilian employees generally in the grade captain or equivalent. Occasional international students also attend.

Description: The course is a two-week residence program. Five presentations are scheduled each year. Approximately half of each class is active component and half reserve component.

The course provides executive skills content with emphasis on personal leadership skills development, defining organizational milieu and decision making methods which facilitate efficient and effective management of personnel, logistics, training and fiscal responsibilities.

Course Length: Two weeks.

Modality: The course is taught in residence with students in TDY status.

Prerequisites: Active and reserve ANs and DAC RNs with an actual or anticipated assignment to a clinical head nurse, company grade or junior field grade position within a medical unit.

Other prerequisites include: Completion of AMEDD Officer Basic Course, valid RN licensure, minimum of one year of experience in military nursing, and ANs must be in compliance with AR 600-9 and AR 350-15 physical standards. Selected prerequisites can be waived on an individual basis.

Application: Active component selection by chief nurses at MTFs via the Nurse Corps branch, from CN, USARC for TPUs, from ARPERCEN for IRR, IMA and AGR; and ARNGB for ARNG.

Quotas: Class quotas are controlled by the respective corps assignment officers. Approximately 30 active component and 30 reserve component quotas per course.

Funding: Attendance is centrally funded.

Obligation: None.

Evaluation of Performance: None.

Credit Given: The course awards 82 continuing education contact hours.

Institutional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Faculty: The faculty is composed of AMEDD officers, NCOs and DACs who are identified as subject matter experts for the areas of instruction. Civilian consultants are contracted for seminar presentations as well.



Head Nurse Leader Development Course
Competencies Covered

Asterisks in the following listing indicate the subject is addressed in the curriculum but do not indicate the extent (i.e., contact hours) of coverage.

Military Medical Readiness:
General Management:
Health Law/Policy:
Health Resources Allocation and Management: Medical Ethics Individual and Organizational Behavior: Clinical Understanding Performance Measurement:
POC: Course Director
Phone: (210) 221-8231/6080
Fax: (210) 221-8114
E-mail:
Address: Department of Nursing Science (MCCS-HNI)
2250 Stanley Road
Ft Sam Houston, TX 78234-6140
 

AMEDDC&S
Advanced Nurse Leadership Course


Objective: To prepare Army Nurses and Department of the Army Civilian (DAC) RNs to function in advanced leadership and management and staff positions in fixed and deployable hospitals. The students in this course are senior AMEDD personnel, usually lieutenant colonels, occasionally majors and colonels.

Eligibility: Officers and DOD civilian employees generally in the grade major or lieutenant colonel or equivalent. Occasional international students also attend.

Description: Approximately half of each class is active component and half reserve component. The course provides executive skills content with emphasis on major trends in health care delivery system; personal leadership skills development; and decision-making and resource management strategies that will support the mission of the Army Medical Department.

Course Length: The course is a two-week residence program. Three presentations are scheduled each year.

Modality: The course is taught in residence with students in TDY status. Remote site VTC for training.

Prerequisites: Active and reserve ANs and DAC RNs with an actual or anticipated AMEDD assignment involves advanced nursing administration and management responsibilities. Other prerequisites include: Completion of AMEDD Officer Advanced Course, valid RN licensure, and ANs must be in compliance with AR 600-9 and AR 350-15 physical standards. Selected prerequisites can be waived on an individual basis.

Application: Active component selection by chief nurses at MTFs via the Nurse Corps branch, from CN, USARC for TPUs, from ARPERCEN for IRR, IMA and AGR; and ARNGB for ARNG.

Quotas: Class quotas are controlled by the respective corps assignment officers. Approximately 30 active component and 30 reserve component quotas per course.

Funding: Attendance is centrally funded.

Obligation: None.

Evaluation of Performance: None.

Credit Given: The course awards 86.2 continuing education contact hours.

Institutional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Faculty: The faculty is composed of AMEDD officers, NCOs and DACs who are identified as subject matter experts for the areas of instruction. Personnel from the Center for Army leadership at C&GSC conduct a multi-day seminar. Civilian consultants are sometimes contracted for seminar presentations as well.



AMEDD Advanced Nurse Leadership Course
Competencies Covered

Asterisks in the following listing indicate the subject is addressed in the curriculum but do not indicate the extent (i.e., contact hours) of coverage.

Military Medical Readiness:
General Management:
Health Law/Policy:
Health Resources Allocation and Management: Medical Ethics Individual and Organizational Behavior: Clinical Understanding Performance Measurement:
POC: Course Director
Phone: (210) 221-8231/6080
Fax: (210) 221-8114
E-mail:
Address: Department of Nursing Science (MCCS-HNI)
2250 Stanley Road
Ft Sam Houston, TX 78234-6140


AMEDDC&S
Brigade Surgeon Course


The Army Medical Department Center and School (AMEDDC&S) is responsible for producing health care professionals who understand how to operate in a combat environment.

Objective: To prepare Medical Corps (MC) officers for assignment as Brigade Surgeons. This course addresses the responsibilities of the brigade surgeon and division level combat health support (CHS).

Eligibility: Medical Corps officers selected for assignment as brigade surgeons.

Description: The course is taught once each year in August. It emphasizes health issues occurring at the brigade or division task force level. The course addresses latest trends in tactical delivery of health care including the use of telemedicine and other automated systems. The course addresses 18 Executive Skills competencies.

Course Length: The course is a 10-day residential event conducted at the Academy of Health Sciences, 3151 Stanley Road, building 2481, Fort Sam Houston, TX, in the AMEDD Executive Skills Technology Center (AESTC), Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas.

Modality: Full time, TDY course.

Prerequisites: Selection as brigade surgeon.

Application: Active Duty MC officers assigned as a brigade surgeon or MC officers selected by the Reserve or Army National Guard must submit a DD Form 3838, to MC Branch, DSN 295-2390.

Quotas: Primarily designed for 40 MC officers currently assigned as brigade surgeons.

Funding: Centrally funded.

Obligation: None.

Evaluation of Performance: None.

Credit Given: Certificate of Completion, 70-80 CME hours are granted per course, and an additional skill identifier is awarded.

Faculty: AMEDDC&S Staff, currently assigned subject matter experts, and guest speakers.



Brigade Surgeon Course
Competencies Covered

Asterisks in the following listing indicate the subject is addressed in the curriculum but do not indicate the extent (i.e., contact hours) of coverage.

Military Medical Readiness:
General Management:
Health Law/Policy:
Health Resources Allocation and Management: Medical Ethics Individual and Organizational Behavior: Clinical Understanding Performance Measurement:
POC: Course Director, COL Thresher
Phone: (210) 221-8002, DSN 471-8002
Fax: (210) 221-6489
E-mail:
Address: Department of Healthcare Operations
3151 Scott Road
Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-6135


AMEDDC&S
Combat Casualty Care Course (C4)


Objective: The objective of this field oriented course is to prepare students for deployment with joint or multi-service units to carry out Echelon I/II Medical Care under austere combat conditions. The course focuses on developing mission required capabilities through accomplishing tasks at the tactical level of war.

Eligibility: Personnel assigned or eligible for assignment to a deployable medical facility or unit.

Description: Students incrementally are progressed through read ahead materials, lectures, and practical exercises culminating in a rotational, continuous operation of echelon I and II medical facilities. The curriculum includes 21 Executive Skills competencies both in direct instruction and as planning factors and execution elements.

Course Length: Nine days.

Modality: The program is a full time resident program. The course is field based and requires physical conditioning prior to attendance. Students will live in austere conditions with limited facilities.

Prerequisites: The program is an introductory course with no academic prerequisites. However, physical readiness is required. No students with profiles or medical boards will be accepted into the course.

Application: Not applicable.

Quotas: Managed through the Army Training and Reporting System (ATARS).

Funding: Centrally funded by selection authority.

Obligation: None.

Evaluation of Performance: Successful completion of hands-on exercises and with complete attendance of the course.

Credit Given: Certificate of completion; Graduate credit may also be individually obtained; course validation for graduate credit is currently in process.

Institutional Accreditation: Application will be made through the Office of the Service Surgeon General, United States Army.

Faculty: Defense Medical Readiness Institute staff.



Combat Casualty Care Course (C4)
Competencies Covered

Asterisks in the following listing indicate the subject is addressed in the curriculum but do not indicate the extent (i.e., contact hours) of coverage.

Military Medical Readiness:
General Management:
Health Law/Policy:
Health Resources Allocation and Management: Medical Ethics Individual and Organizational Behavior: Clinical Understanding Performance Measurement:
POC: Director, Program Development DMRTI
Phone: (210) 221-9448
Fax: (210) 221-2239
E-mail:
Address: Defense Medical Readiness Training Institute
1706 Stanley Road
Building 2263
Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234


AMEDDC&S
Combat Casualty Management Echelon III
(C4A)


Objective: The objective for this course is to prepare students for deployment with joint or multi-service units/forces to carry out Echelon III Level Medical Services. The course focuses on decision making processes and resources management techniques used in the current operational environment. Students will leave the course with the capability to manange joint health service support to combat forces throughout the continuum of military operations.

Eligibility: Executive staff assigned or eligible for assignment to a deployable medical treatment facility, unit, or staff.

Description: Students are progressed through a series of lectures and practical exercises to complete an orientation to combat service service support at the operational level of war. The curriculum includes 21 Executive Skills competencies both in direct instruction and as planning factors and execution elements.

Course Length: Five days.

Modality: The program is a full time resident program.

Prerequisites: The program is an introductory course with no academic prerequisites, however, a senior mobility position is required preferably at the O-5 and O-6 level.

Application: Not applicable.

Quotas: Managed through the Army Training and Reporting System (ATARS).

Funding: Centrally funded by selection authority.

Obligation: None.

Evaluation of Performance: Successful completion of hands-on exercises and with complete attendance of the course.

Credit Given: Certificate of completion; Graduate credit is obtained prior to each course; course validation for graduate credit is currently in progress.

Institutional Accreditation: Application will be made through the Office of the Service Surgeon General, United States Army.

Faculty: Major command and flag level guest lectures representing the forces in today's operational environment.



Combat Casualty Management Echelon III
(C4A)
Competencies Covered

Asterisks in the following listing indicate the subject is addressed in the curriculum but do not indicate the extent (i.e., contact hours) of coverage.

Military Medical Readiness:
General Management:
Health Law/Policy:
Health Resources Allocation and Management: Medical Ethics Individual and Organizational Behavior: Clinical Understanding Performance Measurement:
POC: Director, Program Development DMRTI
Phone: (210) 221-9448
Fax: (210) 221-2239
E-mail:
Address: Defense Medical Readiness Training Institute
1706 Stanley Road
Building 2263
Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234


AMEDDC&S
Division Surgeon Course


Objective: To prepare officers who will be serving as Army Division Surgeons to support the division commander with regard to health issues occurring within the command.

Eligibility: Major and Lieutenant Colonel Medical Corps officers designated for assignment as division surgeons.

Description: The division surgeon course is a five-day residential offering taught one each year in the May time frame. The course addresses 17 Executive Skills competencies and includes current trends in medicine.

Course Length: Five days.

Modality: Full time, TDY.

Prerequisites: Majors and Lieutenant Colonels selected for division surgeon.

Application: Selection for division surgeon.

Quotas: There are approximately 30 students per class including 10 spaces for Army Reserve and National Guard components. Active duty quotas are handled thru the Department of the Army Medical Corps branch manager.

Funding: Centrally funded by selection authority.

Obligation: None.

Evaluation of Performance: None.

Credit Given: Certificate of completion and 35 to 40 hours of CME credit is awarded.

Institutional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Faculty: AMEDDC&S staff senior instructors and other select subject matter experts generally at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel or above.



Division Surgeon Course
Competencies Covered

Asterisks in the following listing indicate the subject is addressed in the curriculum but do not indicate the extent (i.e., contact hours) of coverage.

Military Medical Readiness:
General Management:
Health Law/Policy:
Health Resources Allocation and Management: Medical Ethics Individual and Organizational Behavior: Clinical Understanding Performance Measurement:
POC: Course Director, COL Thresher
Phone: (210) 221-7476
Fax: (210) 221-6489
E-mail: cpt_robert_hathaway@medcom2.smtplink.amedd.army.mil
Address: Department of Healthcare Operations
3151 Scott Road
Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-6135


AMEDDC&S
Executive Skills
6A-F4


Objective: To prepare senior AMEDD executives and AMEDD leaders, specifically, Deputy Commanders for Administration (DCA), Deputy Commanders for Clinical Services (DCCS), and Chief, Department of Nursing (C,DON), for their roles and responsibilities.

Eligibility: Active duty AMEDD commissioned officers of the Medical Corps with assignments as DCA, DCCS, or C,DON.

Description: One class is scheduled each year in the April-May time frame. There are approximately 50 students per class. The course addresses the Executive Skills competencies of particular relevance to the target audience.

This course was formerly called the Deputy Commander for Clinical Services Course.

Course Length: Two weeks.

Modality: The course is two weeks long and it is taught in residence. Students are on temporary duty status.

Prerequisites: Must have completed the AMEDD Officer Advanced Course. Must meet height and weight standards in accordance with AR 600-9. USAR officers can attend on a space available basis.

Students must bring laptop computers to class.

Application: Contact assignment officer upon selection for assignment as a DCA, DCCS, or C,DON.

Quotas: Quotas are controlled by the assignments officer.

Funding: AMEDDC&S using Executive Skills Program resources.

Obligation: None.

Evaluation of Performance: Daily critiques, formal end of course survey, and 6-month follow-up survey.

Credit Given: CEUs/G.M.E.

Institutional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Faculty: The course is taught by experienced senior military officers with appropriate medical education and MTF experience, and by civilian experts/guest speakers.



AMEDD Executive Skills
Competencies Covered

Asterisks in the following listing indicate the subject is addressed in the curriculum but do not indicate the extent (i.e., contact hours) of coverage.

Military Medical Readiness:
General Management:
Health Law/Policy:
Health Resources Allocation and Management: Medical Ethics Individual and Organizational Behavior: Clinical Understanding Performance Measurement:
POC: LTC McCarthy
Phone: (210) 221-7482
Fax: (210) 221-7438
E-mail: LTC_Timothy_McCarthy@medcom2.smtplink.amedd.army.mil
Address: Academy of Health Sciences
Center for Healthcare Education and Studies
Leadership Instructional and Innovation Branch (MCCS-HRL)
3151 Scott Road (Bldg 2841)
Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-6135
 

AMEDDC&S
Battalion/Brigade Pre-Command Course
6A-F4


The AMEDDC&S Pre-Command Course is responsible for preparing lieutenant colonels and colonels who have been selected for command positions in TOE and TDA units. The Pre-Command Course is conducted at the direction of the Army Chief of Staff.

Objective: To ensure battalion and brigade command selectees possess a common understanding of current U.S. Army training and operations, current issues/trends, transition to command, medical readiness, and combat health support.

Eligibility: Active and Reserve Component commissioned officers, Lieutenant Colonel and Colonel. Priority is given to active duty officers although reserve officers are admitted on a space-available basis.

Description: Three primary phases must be attended by all command designees and two supplementary phases if necessary in accordance with training requirements. The phases are: (1) self-study phase administered by Command and General Staff College (CGSC); (2) second phase administered and conducted at CGSC; (3) branch specialty phase as appropriate (AMEDD officers attend 7M-F10 [this] course conducted at Fort Sam Houston); (4) language phase (when officer has command assignment overseas); (5) the Senior Officer Legal Orientation (SOLO) phase at the Judge Advocate General School (for Special Courts Martial convening authorities).

Please refer to the School for Command Preparation on a previous page; it describes the pre-command course conducted by the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, KS.

Course Length: The course is two weeks in length and one session is conducted each year. The class normally begins in February.

Modality: The course is conducted in a two-week residential session. Students are on temporary duty status from their units or TDY enroute between assignments.

Prerequisites: Must be selected for command of a medical brigade, group, battalion, or battalion-level TOE unit or AMEDD TDA organization. Must meet height and weight standards of AR 600-9.

Application: Coordinate with assignment officer after notification of command selection.

Quotas: Quotas are managed by the corps and service assignment officers. Maximum class size is 80 students.

Funding: Attendance is centrally funded.

Obligation: None.

Evaluation of Performance: None.

Credit Given: 70 to 75 Continuing Medical Education credits.

Institutional Accreditation: Accreditation for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

Faculty: The faculty is composed of senior Army officers experienced as battalion and brigade-level commanders in TOE and TDA organizations.



Battalion/Brigade Pre-Command Course
Competencies Covered

Asterisks in the following listing indicate the subject is addressed in the curriculum but do not indicate the extent (i.e., contact hours) of coverage.

Military Medical Readiness:
General Management:
Health Law/Policy:
Health Resources Allocation and Management: Medical Ethics Individual and Organizational Behavior: Clinical Understanding Performance Measurement:
POC: AMEDD PCC Course Director,
Department of Healthcare Operations
Phone: (210) 221-7561/7475
Fax: (210) 221-6489
E-mail: maj_robert_ward@medcom2.smtplink.amedd.army.mil
          cpt_john_rogers@medcom2.smtplink.amedd.army.mil
Address: ATTN: MCCS-HHL
Center for Healthcare Education and Studies
Commandant AHS
3151 Scott Road
Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-6139


AMEDDC&S
U.S. Army-Baylor University
Graduate Program in Healthcare
Administration
6H-70A67


The U.S. Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Healthcare Administration is presented by the U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School (AMEDDC&S) at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. It is a two-year program consisting of four semesters of graduate-level course work followed by a one-year residency in an Army Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) or other appropriate organization.

Students are Tri-Service, multi-corps active duty officers and civil service personnel with appropriate education and experience.

The formal program and subsequent residency address the Executive Skills competencies identified as essential for commanding MTFs. Practical experience is gained in the residency phase which is designed to apply principles learned in the classroom. Completion of the full program provides a high probability of competence in the Executive Skills area.

Objective: Prepare military officers and civilians for health care administration responsibilities in fixed and tactical environments.

Eligibility: Tri-service officers and DoD civilians in grades O-3 through O-5 or equivalent.

Description: Each course begins in June with approximately 56 students. The second year residency begins in July of the second year and finishes the following July. The didactic phase is conducted at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas. Residencies are performed nationwide.

The program provides an organized physical activity program and encourages a non-smoking, physically fit life style. A weight control program is required for students exceeding military weight to height standards.

Course Length: Two years.

Modality: The first year of the course is taught in residence; it is a full-time program requiring permanent change of station assignment. The program has modern dedicated classrooms and uses the recently completed Army Medical Deparment Executive Skills Technology Center (AESTC) featuring multi-media instruction, computer networking to distant data bases, decision support software, and integrated office software on each student position. Additionally, each student is issued a laptop computer while in residence.

Prerequisites: No grade or time in service requirements; however students are generally O-3s in medical department skill areas such as MSC, NC, DC, AMSC, etc.

Application: Apply to AMEDD or service long term schools official.

Quotas: Class quotas are controlled by the respective corps and service assignment officers.

Funding: Attendance is centrally funded by the services.

Obligation: A two-year obligation beyond the completed residency is incurred.

Evaluation of Performance: Examinations, projects, case studies, and individual presentations.

Credit Given: Masters in Health Administration from Baylor University.

Institutional Accreditation: The U.S. Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Healthcare Administration is accredited by the Baylor University. Baylor University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Faculty: Ph.D. military officers (Tri-Service) and civilian professors with experience in health care administration. Some professors are also members of the Baylor University faculty.



U.S. Army-Baylor University
Graduate Program in Healthcare
Administration
Competencies Covered

Asterisks in the following listing indicate the subject is addressed in the curriculum but do not indicate the extent (i.e., contact hours) of coverage.

Military Medical Readiness:
General Management:
Health Law/Policy:
Health Resources Allocation and Management: Medical Ethics Individual and Organizational Behavior: Clinical Understanding Performance Measurement:
POC: Program Director
Department of Healthcare Operations
Phone: (210) 221-6405
Fax: (210) 221-6051
E-mail: LTC.Jody.Rogers@cs.amedd.army.mil
Program Education Technician
AMEDDC&S
Academy of Health Sciences
Bldg 2841, MCCS-HRA(Ms. Pryor)
3151 Scott Road, Room 1412
Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-6135
Address: AMEDDC&S
Academy of Health Sciences
Center for Health Education and Studies (MCCS-HR)
3151 Scott Road
Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-6135


AMEDDC&S
U.S. Army-Baylor University
Graduate Program in Physical Therapy


Objective: The second graduate program offered by AMEDDC&S qualifies officers as physical therapists. Physical therapy students are mid-level managers, usually senior captains and majors, selected for long-term schooling .

Eligibility: Commissioned officers in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Public Health Service who hold a bachelor's degree. There are no corps limitations. Upon graduation, Army students are designated as Army Medical Specialist Corps.

Description: The program awards a Master's degree in Physical Therapy. It is presented in the main AMEDDC&S complex at Fort Sam Houston, Texas and requires 18 months to complete. Class size is generally 24 students.

The program prepares students for careers in physical therapy. It is accredited by the Americal Physical Therapy Association. Graduates are eligible to take state board examinations for state licensure. The couse begins annually in December.

Course Length: Eighteen months.

Modality: The course is taught in residence. It is a full time, permanent change of station assignment. Classes combine lecture and discussion with appropriate practical exercises. The program offers 23 of the 40 Executive Skills competencies.

Prerequisites: Candidates must have an overall and science-specific grade point average of 3.1 and score over 1,000 on the combined verbal (minimum 450) and quantitative portions of the Graduate Record Exam.

Application: Apply to AMEDD or Service long term schools official.

Quotas: Class quotas are controlled by the respective corps and service assignment officers.

Funding: Attendance is centrally funded by the Services.

Obligation: A six-year service obligation is incurred by attendance of the program.

Evaluation of Performance: All academic material is tested through multiple choice tests. Additionally, students are required to conduct briefings, prepare and present papers, and participate in practical exercises and field training.

Credit Given: Masters in Physical Therapy from Baylor University.

Institutional Accreditation: American Physical Therapy Association.

Faculty: The faculty is primarily Army personnel with appropriate experience, militarily, academically, or both. It also includes visiting professors from Baylor University.



U.S. Army-Baylor University
Graduate Program in Physical Therapy
Competencies Covered

Asterisks in the following listing indicate the subject is addressed in the curriculum but do not indicate the extent (i.e., contact hours) of coverage.

Military Medical Readiness:
General Management:
Health Law/Policy:
Health Resources Allocation and Management: Medical Ethics Individual and Organizational Behavior: Clinical Understanding Performance Measurement:
POC: Course Director
Phone: (210) 221-6187/8410
Fax: (210) 221-8612
E-mail: not available
Address: Department of Medical Science (MCCS-HM)
3151 Scott Road
Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-6135