The Uniformed Services University
There are challenges in military medicine that cannot be overcome by traditional methods alone. Servicemembers go places many do not, and when they are injured, often their wounds are more extreme.
A sophisticated group is needed to heal these warriors. The Uniformed Services University, created in 1972, is a place where aspiring physicians and advanced practice nurses go to learn a bold kind of medicine.
The programs at this one-of-a-kind university meld traditional benchmarks with dynamic scholarship to create a specially trained medical force. Here, anatomy and biology lessons are followed by field training and leadership exercises. Travelling hundreds or thousands of miles to learn from the world's best medical officers at the most advanced military hospitals is also part of the curriculum.
These experiences and others like them become the foundations for innovative practice later. After graduation, some will harness these lessons to care for badly injured Soldiers on battlefields and other dangerous locations. Others will recall the words of a favorite USU professor to move complex science through pioneering research.
Their contributions stretch far and wide, cross disciplines and transform medicine everyday. USU's alumni personify the profound importance of the nation's only federal school of medicine and graduate nursing.
To learn more about USU, visit www.usuhs.mil.