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Military Medicine Electives

  1. Do all electives start on Monday?
    1. All rotations start on Monday at both CRDAMC and JBSA facility, unless Monday is a holiday.

  2. What all is required to begin elective at CRDAMC facility?
    1. Extensive credentialing is required for rotations at CRDAMC.
    2. EM electives and All 4-week electives require students to be fingerprinted in order to have access to the EMR system.
    3. Students will need to submit proof of identity via a birth certificate or passport.

  3. What all is required to begin elective at JBSA facility?
    1. Extensive credentialing is required for rotations at JBSA.
    2. Fingerprinting and a background check are required
    3. Students will need to submit proof of identity via TWO forms of identification
    4. Online training (HIPAA and Cyber Awareness)
    5. Students must provide copies of their BLS card, immunization records, and a letter of good academic standing from Texas A&M.
    6. Clearance with Immunizations and Public Health departments at Wilford Hall

  4. Housing information for CRDAMC facility
    1. No pets allowed for CRDAMC per housing agreement with Fort Hood.
    2. On-base roommate shared housing 3 Bedroom/2 Bath
    3. Individual bedroom
    4. Shared living spaces
    5. Washer and Dryer
    6. Cable
    7. Wi-Fi

  5. Housing information for JBSA facility
    1. No pets allowed per housing agreement with the 59th Medical Wing.
    2. Student housing is located on nearby training annex (accessible by base pass).
    3. There is a male and female unit; each is roommate shared housing 2 Bedroom/2 Bath
      • Individual bedroom
      • Shared living spaces
      • Washer and Dryer
      • Cable
      • Wi-Fi

  6. Information about the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center (CRDAMC) facility
    1. Supports more than 42,000 active duty personnel and their families
    2. On an average day:
      • Eight babies are born each day
      • 19 surgeries
      • 28 admissions
      • 226 Emergency Room visits
      • 4,258 outpatient visits
    3. CRDAMC has two residency programs; Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine.

  7. Information about the 59th Medical Wing (59 MDW) - Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center
    1. Department of Defense’s largest outpatient ambulatory surgical center
    2. Serves more than 55,000 patients
    3. Houses more than 25 specialty clinics

  8. Contact information and procedures on how to go about scheduling an elective for CRDAMC facility.
    1. All electives for CRDAMC are scheduled by Kim Ates ates@medicine.tamhsc.edu
    2. Electives need to be confirmed and scheduled 2 to 3 months prior to the start date of the rotation to allow CRDAMC to conduct a background check which may include fingerprinting.

  9. Contact information and procedures on how to go about scheduling an elective for JBSA facility.
    1. All electives for 59 MDW are scheduled by Jenny Thurmond thurmond@medicine.tamhsc.edu
    2. Electives need to be confirmed and scheduled 2 to 3 months prior to the start date of the rotation to allow 59 MDW to conduct fingerprinting and a background check.

  10. How many students can do each elective at one time?
    1. CRDAMC: 1 student per rotation. EM will allow 2 per rotation when available (November to May)
    2. JBSA: 1 student per rotation. 2 students per rotation for Endocrinology / Diabetes Center of Excellence and Dermatology (except for Jul, Aug, Sept). Radiology will allow 4.