Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
4301 Jones Bridge Road, C1094
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4799
Phone: (301) 295-3168
Fax: (301) 295-3351
The Department of Military and Emergency Medicine offers a Master of Military Medical History degree. The degree is now limited to serving officers of the United States Army. It is designed to meet the professional needs of Army officers in the operationally oriented occupational specialties of the Medical Service Corps, with preference for the MOS 70H. The program will prepare the officer to be an instructor in professional military medical education programs in the Army Medical Department and in Army school systems and for utilization as a field historian for specific military medical issues. Graduates will qualify for the skill designator 5X awarded by the United States Army Center of Military History which is used by the Army to identify all commissioned military historians.
Applicants must be selected for long term education by the Surgeon General of the Army and must be acceptable for follow-on assignment as a historian, probably to the U.S. Army Academy of the Health Sciences as an instructor. The USUHS Graduate Education faculty retains admission authority. The Aptitude portion of the Graduate Record Examination is required. All academic transcripts, a copy of the Officer's Record Brief, copies of all efficiency reports and three letters of recommendation are required. The applicant must be a graduate of the AMEDD Captain’s Course. The program is normally limited to one student per year.
The program will teach research methods and analysis, provide a specific knowledge base, and document that the graduate is capable of using the methods to extend the knowledge base.
The 12 month program includes:
Core faculty for the program are Dale C. Smith, Ph.D., Professor of Military Medicine & History, Kristin Heitman, PhD and COL (ret.) Stephen C. Craig, MC, USA, assistant professors of Military Medicine & History. An associated faculty member will assist as appropriate, Alan Kraut, PhD, Professor of History, The American University. Adjunct faculty will be utilized for special topics.