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Spurs’ Zach Collins Visits METC
Zach Collins, San Antonio Spurs player, signs autographs for students, staff and instructors while visiting the Medical Education and Training Campus, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, TX, Jan. 25, 2024. METC is a state-of-the-art medical training facility within the Department of Defense which trains enlisted medical personnel in 48 programs. Zach Collins visited METC with USAA as part of several events throughout the basketball season, supporting and celebrating the local military community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Abbigayle Williams)
Feb. 1, 2024 - The Medical Education and Training Campus (METC) had the pleasure of hosting a visit by Spurs Power Forward Zach Collins along with Spurs staff and USAA partners on January 25. Go Spurs Go!!...

METC Pharmacy Training Lab named in honor of late program director
The Catoe family cuts the ribbon to the newly named Catoe Lab at the Medical Education and Training Campus Pharmacy Technician program during a ceremony Dec. 8 in honor of Air Force Col. John Catoe, METC's second pharmacy training program director, while Lt. Col. Darryl McGuire, Pharmacy Director at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, who served with Catoe, as the METC Army Service Lead, unveils the dedication plaque. The pharmacy outpatient training laboratory was named after Catoe following his unexpected death last year.
Dec. 13, 2023 - The Pharmacy Technician program at the Medical Education and Training Campus (METC) officially named its outpatient pharmacy training laboratory as the Catoe Lab during a ceremony Dec. 8, in honor of Air Force Col. John...

METC Programs Mitigate Heat Challenges
A group of Pharmacy students begin their mock practical exam on outpatient pharmacy hoods located in the loading dock of Heritage Hall.
Nov. 6, 2023 - In the midst of the hottest days of Texas summer, training at the Medical Education and Training Campus nearly came to a halt when the chillers that cool the medical instructional buildings, or MIFs, were not producing enough...

METC Ultrasound Student Praised for Catching Abnormal Scan
Hospital Corpsman Second Class Douglass Jones is presented with a coin from the Medical Education and Training Campus Commandant, Col. David Walmsley, for Jones' outstanding attention to detail while conducting a practice scan on a student, leading him to recognize an abnormality that allowed the student to receive expedited care for a mass that could have later become symptomatic.
Sept. 18, 2023 - Hospital Corpsman Second Class Douglass Jones joined the Navy to challenge himself and develop skills that could one day be useful outside of the military. Fortunately for one service member, Jones was able to apply his newly...

METC PTT Program Goes Digital
One benefit to using eBooks is their accessibility by METC students out-side of class time.
Sept. 1, 2023 - The Medical Education and Training Campus (METC) on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, is no exception. The Physical Therapy Technician (PTT) program is the first of METC’s 48 programs to permanently shift to...

METC Physical Therapy Technician students conduct hands-on training
Army, Navy, and Air Force students in the Physical Therapy Technician program at the Medical Education and Training Campus recently applied treatments on each other while conducting a practical exercise in the PTT laboratory Aug. 16.
Aug. 30, 2023 - Army, Navy, and Air Force students in the Physical Therapy Technician program at the Medical Education and Training Campus recently applied treatments on each other while conducting a practical exercise in the PTT laboratory...

Soldiers and Sailors learn Entomology at METC
Aug. 8, 2023 - Army and Navy students in the Medical Education and Training Campus Preventive Medicine program learn about insects and their effect on humans and the environment...

Bug Training
Army and Navy students in the Medical Education and Training Campus Preventive Medicine program examine insects and learn about their relationship to humans, the environment, and other organisms in the entomology laboratory. As part of their training, students are prepared to perform various entomological functions in support of insect and rodent control programs. Graduates are certified in DoD Pesticide Application through the Armed Forces Pest Management Board.
June 27, 2023 - Army and Navy students in the Medical Education and Training Campus METC Preventive Medicine program practice identifying ticks, mites, and fleas in the entomology laboratory. During the entomology portion of their training,...

METC Program Creates Path to College Degrees
Master Sgt. Adrian Welch, the Army Reserve Senior Career Management Non-Commissioned Officer at the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, earned two college degrees through the METC Degree Bridge program. Welch took advantage of the program years after graduating from the Army’s 91W Healthcare Specialist course (now the 68W Combat Medic Specialist Training Program) in July 2003, several years before METC was established.
June 27, 2023 - The Medical Education and Training Campus Degree Bridge Program provides active duty, National Guard, and Reserve service members and veterans a means to earn a college degree in a variety of allied health and related career...

ITMD Completes Voice Solution Project
March 25, 2023 - The Medical Education and Training Campus Information Technology and Multimedia Division recently completed a project that provides METC users with robust cellular service from AT&T, Verizon Wireless, and T-Mobile (which also...

METC Dental Instructor Realizes Childhood Dream
Petty Officer 1st Class Caleb Gonzalez reviews a lesson with students in the Navy dental assistant program at the Medical Education and Training Campus on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Gonzalez, an instructor in the program, will realize a childhood dream when he begins dental school this summer.
March 24, 2023 - Petty Officer 1st Class Caleb Gonzalez, an instructor in the Navy dental assistant program at the Medical Education and Training Campus (METC), will realize a childhood dream when he begins dental school this summer...