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Military Medicine

We honor Texas A&M University's rich military legacy. Through our unique relationship with the military academies and veteran populations, we're dedicated to improving the lives of the military and their families. We pride ourselves on recruiting veteran and active military students and are expanding strategic partnerships for the greatest impact.

 

Mission

To leverage military engagement and knowledge to be a leader in military medicine

Vision

To be the premier military medicine leaders in education, research and innovation to advance the world’s health care

Explore College of Medicine Strategic Plan

Military Medicine Training Sites

Electives are available across our military medicine training sites as a component of our military medicine priority. These sites give students unique experiences with military and military family health care, as well as research opportunities uniquely related to the needs of our military and veteran populations.

Early Assurance Programs

The Cadet to Medicine (C2M) Program is designed for Corps of Cadets students who are committed to pursuing medical school, introducing them to experiences and opportunities that will lead them to a career in military medicine. The Cadet to Medicine (C2M) Program is open to all second-year Corps of Cadets members who meet the minimum selection requirements. Students who are accepted into the program will have current medical school students as mentors and enroll in an MCAT prep course free of charge and a pre-medical seminar course. These students will be given guaranteed admission to the College of Medicine and will be expected to attend the college for their medical degree before joining one of the armed forces for military service. Apply now.

The Military to Medicine (M2M) Program is designed for first-year students who are currently enrolled in one of the three military academies­­­­­­­­—Army, Navy, Air Force—and are interested in pursuing medical school. Students who are accepted into the program will be given guaranteed admission to the College of Medicine upon completion of their bachelor’s degree with the service academies. The program guides the chosen applicants through a joint learning path that will enhance their educational experience. Apply now.

Initiatives

Clinical Goal 2: To improve health care value for Texans

Clinical Strategic Initiative 1: Partner with employers, insurers, and integrated health systems, including the military and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

  • Objective 6: Develop and deliver training programs to provide austere medicine for delivery of care in resource-constrained environments.

Clinical Goal 3: To create a patient-centered clinical character for the College of Medicine including the Health Science Center

Clinical Strategic Initiative 1: Using the Interprofessional Practice (IPP) approach, design a faculty practice plan and associated clinical practice involving the five colleges to be successful in impacting population health, as it affects civilian and government health systems.

  • Objective 5: Commit to continuous quality improvement (CQI) in all clinical venues.

Community Goal 1: To promote a culture of excellence, professionalism, diversity, and inclusion for stakeholders (all learners, faculty, staff, patients, and community partners at all campuses, sites, and locations).

Additional Key Performance Indicator from AAMC’s Mission Management Tool: 2020 National Median 3.3%; Texas A&M COM 4.3% (75th percentile)

Education Goal 3: To form a reciprocal learning environment that supports student and educator relationships and intra-faculty relationships.

Education Strategic Initiative 4: Establishment of Military Medicine Department

  • Objective 1: Create a task force to define the Department of Military Medicine at TAMU-COM
  • Objective 2: Create invited speaker series (two prominent military speakers per year) to help facilitate faculty, staff, and student engagement.
  • Objective 3: Ensure Military Medicine Department faculty has the critical mass to deliver the military/austere medicine curriculum.

Education Goal 4: To initiate discovery that leads to new solutions, especially for diverse populations.

Education Strategic Initiative 3: Move forward with the establishment of a medicine track built upon concepts of austere and military medicine principles.

  • Objective 1: Utilize focus groups and online surveys to gather data and analyze to gauge student/community interests.
  • Objective 2: Complete the LCME track proposal and submit for a proposed start date of fall 2022.
  • Objective 3: Engage and collaborate with subject matter experts to identify gaps and innovation opportunities to develop a unique approach to military medicine.

Research Goal 1: To develop research programs that align with COM and TAMU priorities.

Research Strategic Initiative 2: Create new research programs.

  • Objective 1: Expand COM research through the creation of new programs, basic, translational, and population-based research.