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Laparoscopy training in METC surgical technologist program
) Petty Officer 1st Class Wesley Middleton and Petty Officer 2nd Class Domenick Llanda, instructors in the Medical Education and Training Campus Surgical Technologist program, conduct a mock laparoscopic procedure while Petty Officer 1st Class Forest Stewart (center), also an instructor, assists the team. Army, Navy and Air Force ST students are becoming familiar with laparoscopic and laparotomy procedures, which are more universally practiced, in order to prepare them for what they'll experience in the clinical and field environments.
Nov. 19, 2020 - Army, Navy and Air Force Surgical Technologist (ST) students at the Medical Education and Training Campus (METC) are becoming more familiar with laparoscopic procedures thanks to a curriculum update and new laparoscopic equipment that was added to the surgical training simulators.

METC Welcomes Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health
The Honorable Thomas McCaffery, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, observes as Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Kline, an instructor in the Medical Education and Training Campus Surgical Technologist program, demonstrates a laparoscopy simulator in a mock operating room Oct. 20. McCaffery met with METC leadership and toured programs to learn how the schoolhouse trains and prepares the future enlisted medical force as part of a multi-day visit to Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, Oct. 19-21.
Oct. 30, 2020 - JBSA-FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS - As part of a multi-day visit to several military medical

METC Combat Medic Program lauded for exceptional teamwork
Students in the Combat Medic Specialist Training Program, or CMSTP, assess a simulated casualty during a field training exercise at Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis. Face coverings are required by all students and staff in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. During the last two weeks of training, CMSTP students prepare for and conduct a non-stop, 72-hour operational exercise during which they are assessed on all the skills learned since their first day. (Photo by Lee Crawford)
Oct. 19, 2020 - The Medical Education and Training Campus Combat Medical Specialist Training Program, or CMSTP, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston has been recognized for exceptional teamwork by an integrated group of military and civilian team members focused on excellence in support of Army Medicine.

METC radiology instructor saves car crash victim
Staff Sgt. Karrie Prescott, a Medical Education and Training Campus radiologic technologist program instructor assigned to the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, checks the angle accuracy on the portable x-ray machine following student testing.
Aug. 27, 2020 - According to Staff Sgt. Karrie Prescott, her medical training helped with knowing the steps for CPR and how to check responsiveness and breathing. She may also use this experience as a teaching moment for her students.

Local Navy technicians gain practical experience from COVID-19 maintenance backlog
In the Battlefield Health Trauma Building at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston May 20, (from left) Petty Officer 2nd Class Isaac Amaning, Petty Officer 3rd Class Benjamin Walker, and Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Lopez, all recent graduates of the Medical Education and Training Campus’s Biomedical Equipment Technician School inspect laboratory equipment for Naval Medical Research Unit-San Antonio.
June 10, 2020 - The Naval Medical Research Unit-San Antonio, or NAMRU-SA, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, is giving some graduates of the Navy Medicine Training Support Center Biomedical Equipment Technician School, or BMET, practical experience that attacks one of COVID-19’s side effects, a maintenance backlog.

METC celebrates 10 years training enlisted medical force
During a ribbon-cutting ceremony June 30, 2010, the Medical Education and Training Campus, or METC, celebrated its entry into initial operating capability, along with the distinctions of being the world's largest enlisted allied-health campus and largest consolidation of U.S. military training in Department of Defense history.
June 2, 2020 - When the Department of Defense’s 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission directed nearly all enlisted medical training be co-located at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, it may have unknowingly changed the landscape of enlisted medical training for the foreseeable future.

METC dean wins American Academy of Physician’s Assistants Military Service Award
From the time he was a young private on his first duty assignment as a combat medic, Army Col. Richard Villarreal, dean of academics for the Medical Education and Training Campus at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, aspired to do more in the healthcare field to help others.
May 14, 2020 - From the time he was a young private on his first duty assignment as a combat medic, Army Col. Richard Villarreal, dean of academics for the Medical Education and Training Campus on JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, aspired to do more in the healthcare field to help others.

Respiratory therapy students complete clinical training at METC
Petty Officer 2nd Class Jawaun White (right), a phase 2 student, and Petty Officer 1st Class Gina Martinez (left), a phase 2 Instructor at the Medical Education and Training Campus Respiratory Therapist program, prepares to fit a neonatal oxygen mask on an simulated infant in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
April 30, 2020 - Respiratory therapists the world over have been called to the frontlines in the battle against the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19. Preparing to join the fight are 27 military respiratory therapists students in class 19-015 who graduate training May 7.

METC combat medic training unveils new EMT sim labs
A team of combat medic trainees attend to a
March 3, 2020 - Emergency medical technician, or EMT, training is an integral part of the Department of Combat Medic Training program at the Medical Education and Training Campus, or METC.

METC instructor lauded for his efforts in saving the life of a gunshot victim
Clyde Foster, Medical Education and Training Campus Department of Combat Medic Training instructor at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, has been nominated for a METC award for his actions in saving the life of a gunshot victim at a northeast San Antonio H-E-B store in late July 2019.
Feb. 7, 2020 - A medical instructor at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston is being lauded for his efforts in helping to save the life of a gunshot victim last summer.