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Medical Education and Training Campus
Former Soldiers remember fallen Army medic at METC building named in his honor
April 19, 2022
— Former Soldiers who served with Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Sebban, an Army medic who was killed in action in Iraq 15 years ago, paid their respects March 27 at the building which is named in his honor at the Medical Education and Training Campus at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston...
Combat medic trainees experience first-ever nighttime combat simulation
January 12, 2022
— In December 2021, students in the Combat Medic Specialist Training Program, or CMSTP, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston’s Medical Education and Training Campus were the first in the program’s history to undergo training simulating nighttime combat conditions...
METC occupational therapy assistant students create, display interactive projects
January 5, 2022
— Army and Navy students in the Medical Education and Training Campus Occupational Therapy Assistant program held an open house at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Dec. 10, 2021, to showcase their interactive class projects and explain how they are applicable in military rehabilitation. ...
METC instructor aids car crash victims
November 23, 2021
— Tech. Sgt. Jessica Lazaro, her husband and two small children were driving along the outer loop of South 1604 the night of Oct. 17 when they passed an accident scene on the side of the rural road...
METC development program caters to student success
September 1, 2021
— The Faculty Student and Staff Development program, or FSSD, is a service tailored to the development of student success for Medical Education and Training Campus trainees who are struggling with their academics...
METC reopens graduations to guests
July 28, 2021
— For the first time since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Medical Education and Training Campus is re-opening graduations and class closings to limited guests, beginning with the Air Force Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice program graduation Aug. 3...
Innovation working group strives to enhance METC training
July 13, 2021
— Experienced instructors, state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories, and degree pathway programs are some of the many features that give the Medical Education and Training Campus at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston an edge in producing highly trained military allied health professionals...
METC trains behavioral health students in full range of mental health support
April 27, 2021
— Mental Health Awareness Month brings into focus awareness of and support for mental illness. Military mental health professionals provide a critical role in behavioral health care for service members and beneficiaries. The first provider a patient may see when seeking help is the behavioral health technician, or BHT...
METC neurodiagnostic technologist trainees learn about brain disorders, care
April 19, 2021
— Neurodiagnostic Week, which takes place April 18-24, is an annual campaign that serves to bring attention to and acknowledge the efforts of neurodiagnostic professionals around the world. This year, in particular, has been particularly challenging with the Coronavirus pandemic, as neurodiagnostic technologists, or NDT, face additional challenges while remaining committed to providing a high level of patient care. ...
National Nutrition Month: Nutrition therapists train at METC
March 18, 2021
— National Nutrition Month, observed during the month of March, focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating habits along with physical activity. Being that health and fitness are synonymous with force readiness, it’s no surprise that nutrition plays an important role in the military...
Laparoscopy is new standard in METC surgical tech training
November 20, 2020
— Army, Navy and Air Force surgical technologist students at the Medical Education and Training Campus at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston are becoming more familiar with laparoscopic procedures thanks to a curriculum update and new laparoscopic equipment that was added to the surgical training simulators...
MEDCoE, METC earn Wolf Pack award
November 19, 2020
— The Medical Education and Training Campus Combat Medic Specialist Training Program, the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence Video Team, and the MEDCoE Learning Systems Branch received the third quarter fiscal year 2020 Army Medicine Wolf Pack Award at an award ceremony held Nov. 9 at the Blesse Auditorium at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston...
METC Combat Medic Program lauded for exceptional teamwork
October 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
August 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...
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...