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METC cytotechnologist program closes its doors
August 3, 2020
— After 53 years of training cytotechnologists, the Medical Education and Training Campus cytotechnologist program will be eliminated...
Local Navy technicians gain practical experience from COVID-19 maintenance backlog
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
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
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
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 mission vital to force readiness, COVID-19 response
April 14, 2020
— While military and civilian healthcare workers around the globe do their part in the fight against COVID-19, the Medical Education and Training Campus, or METC, is preparing the future enlisted medical force to provide critical support to these frontline providers...
METC combat medic training unveils new EMT sim labs
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
February 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...
The art of moulage: METC combat medic manikins simulate realistic wounds
November 4, 2019
— Simulation plays an important role in preparing enlisted medical trainees at the Medical Education and Training Campus, or METC, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston to respond appropriately when faced with an actual life-or-death situation...
METC instructor selected as trainer for All Armed Forces Women’s Basketball Team
September 20, 2019
— Capt. Kelsey Gebauer, Medical Education and Training Campus Physical Therapist Technician Program instructor at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, will be utilizing her skills as a physical therapist for players on the All Armed Forces Women’s Basketball Team competing at an international tournament in China in October...
Joint Chiefs Chairman’s senior enlisted advisor visits METC
August 2, 2019
— The highest ranking enlisted member in the Department of Defense spent the afternoon at the Medical Education and Training Campus, or METC, during a visit to Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston July 17th...
Navy Medicine commands host San Antonio educators for STEM tour
July 25, 2019
— The Navy Medicine Training Support Center cohosted Bexar County educators for a tour of the Medical Education and Training Campus at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston July 15...
METC physician assistant helps save life of man struck by lightning
June 21, 2019
— A physician assistant from Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston is being lauded for his efforts and quick action in helping to save a life of a man struck by lightning...
METC commandant promoted to brigadier general
June 17, 2019
— Army Col. Jack Davis, commandant of the Medical Education and Training Campus, or METC, traded in his eagle for a star when he was promoted to brigadier general during a ceremony in METC’s Anderson Hall Auditorium at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston June 7...
Married couple joins Navy together, adjusting to military life
June 14, 2019
— A chance for a better future and to serve their country are the reasons Mark and Pearl Alvarado, a married couple from San Antonio, made the decision to join the military together...
METC med tech student assists car crash victims
May 21, 2019
— A student in the Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, or AMSA, program at the Medical Education and Training Campus, or METC, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, helped render aid at the scene of a major car crash recently...
METC Fitness Center opens new Parent Child Area
May 17, 2019
— Parents who use the Medical Education and Training Campus Fitness Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston will soon be able to utilize a new area that allows them to work out while watching over their children at the same time...
METC student responds to medical emergency
April 30, 2019
— Airman Grace Dawson, a student in the Medical Education and Training Campus Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, or AMSA, program at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, applied her new medical skills in a real scenario when a fellow Airman suffered a medical emergency March 21...
METC respiratory therapy instructors train Fort Hood EMS paramedics
March 27, 2019
— Two instructors with the Medical Education and Training Campus Respiratory Therapy Technician program at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston have been traveling to Fort Hood, Texas, to train emergency medical services personnel...
JBSA-Fort Sam Houston celebrates Women’s History Month
March 18, 2019
— The director of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Advisory Committee on Women Veterans was guest speaker for a Women’s’ History Month event led by Navy Medicine Training Support Center’s Diversity Committee and Soldiers assigned to the 106th Signal Brigade at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston March 13...