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Live Training

The following live, in-person training courses are available to select military personnel (click links for full description):

Allergy and Immunizations Program

This course, conducted at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, trains Immunology-Allergy Technicians with the skills necessary to become qualified medical care givers in administering vaccines to all service members, DOD employees, and children, as well as assisting Allergists in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with allergic and immunologic disorders.

The students will also receive specialized training in administering immunotherapy injection, meningococcal, immediate and delayed skin testing, mixing and diluting of allergen extracts, spirometry, vaccine storage and handling, and disease prevention through vaccinations for our deploying personnel for peacetime and wartime missions. Please direct any questions to the contacts in the link below.

Click here for eligibility requirements or registration information

Class Report Date Graduation Date
231 October 30. 2022 December 9, 2022
232 January 8, 2023 February 15, 2023
233 February 26, 2023 April 5, 2023
234 April 9, 2023 May 17, 2023
235 May 21, 2023 June 30, 2023
236 July 9, 2023 August 16, 2023
237 August 20, 2023 September 29, 2023

Principles of Military Preventive Medicine Course

This 9-week course (#6a-F5) is designed to provide Army Medical Department (AMEDD) officers with the skills and knowledge to function in preventive medicine specialty areas at an entry level. The course is tailored to provide uniquely different training to six specialty officer groups:

  1. Community Health Nurses (CHNs)
  2. Environmental Science/Sanitary Engineers
  3. Medical Corps/Veterinary Corps/Physician Assistant (MC/VC/PA)
  4. Entomologists (ENTO)
  5. Nuclear Medical Science Officers (NMSO)
  6. Audiologists

Course content includes the following areas:

  • Community health practices
  • Communicable and infectious diseases
  • Operational preventive medicine
  • Epidemiology
  • Statistics
  • Medical entomology
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Health physics
  • Sanitary engineering
  • Environmental science

Preventive medicine core topics provide a broad overview of each of the specialty areas for all students, preparing them to function as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Each specialty group also receives additional instruction in appropriate specialty topics, preparing them to function independently at an entry level within their specialties. A three-day field training exercise will occur at the end of the course.

Go to the AMEDD Center & School website for more information.

Last Updated: February 12, 2024
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