Col Arnyce R. Pock, M.D.
Assistant Dean for Curriculum
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
The university's earliest faculty developed a curriculum that advanced health and science by educating and preparing students for the challenges of military medicine. This model of scholarship has produced thousands of highly skilled professionals.
In an effort to build an even better institution, the USU F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine has revised its program in response to a changing medical landscape.
The new design, called "Molecules to Military Medicine," forms a tighter link between the basic and clinical sciences while still maintaining its military blueprint throughout all four years. Students also begin clerkships sooner under the new curriculum, and this exposure strengthens medical knowledge through experience in the hospital setting.
The curriculum reform team incorporated these objectives in planning the program best suited to the special requirements of military and public health medicine.