Sailors becoming Hospital Corpsmen at A School in San Antonio, TX - proud families, friends and loved ones, join in! The Hospital Corps is the Navy's only enlisted corps, the most decorated, and the best rate in the Navy.
Group co-Admins Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom, Britt<3CorpsmanWife and Lizziebear0803_corpsmanswife.
Location: San Antonio, TX
Latest Activity: 12 hours ago
at Medical Education Training Command in San Antonio, TX.
NEW MEMBERS, PLEASE 1) INTRODUCE yourself in the Comments section!
2) READ THE INFO BELOW AND USE THE LINKS!
Answers to many of your questions are there,
and ALL the info is relevant to your sailor's future HM experience.
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PROGRAM DURATION: The actual time that a Sailor physically spends at the HM school in Fort Sam Houston, TX is 96 days. The Sailor is in the seat, learning, Mondays through Fridays for 70 actual instructional days. The course covers emergency medical technician training, nursing skills, knowledge specific to the Navy Hospital Corps, and clinicals.
Program Overview: METC/Basic Medical Technician Corpsman Program
Read this for an explanation of Hospital Corps School Phases and Liberty.
There is a graduation ceremony - smaller than PIR, but very special - and families and loved ones are invited to attend. Photos and schedules are posted on the Basic Medical Technician Program page on Facebook, link is below.
Please read and use the METC info. Your best bet for some questions may be to call the quarterdeck or campus support center at METC. Before posting a Discussion with a question, please ask it in the Comments section, and look through the Discussions - you may find what you need, plus a lot more. This is a good one: Info for those new (or not so new) to Hospital Corps A School.
Link to Navy Medicine Training Support Center, San Antonio, TX - see tabs "Visitor Info" and "Student Life."
Check out the METC Online website for Medical Education Training Campus at San Antonio. The site has a live-chat function. Campus Support Center phone number: 210-808-6382 (210-808-METC). Click here for the METC brochure and a brief overview.
This METC Program Catalog 2012 includes course descriptions for Basic Medical Technician/Corpsman A school (page 10) and C schools (see Index).
METC on Facebook: Medical Education Training Campus on Facebook
GRADUATION SCHEDULES AND UPDATES are posted on here: Basic Medical Technician Corpsman Program on Facebook along with class photos and other info.
Read this to find out What the heck is Field Medical Training Battalion (FMTB)?
Field Medical Training Battalion East at Camp Lejeune, NC official website then -> Students -> Welcome -> FMST
(Females go to FMTB-East only; otherwise, it's up to the needs of the Navy as to which location a Corpsman is sent to.)
Corpsmen serve in a variety of settings including hospitals and clinics and on ships (called "blueside"), and with forward-deployed Marine units (called "greenside" or Fleet Marine Force (FMF) and where one can earn the FMF qualification.
Hospital Corpsman Navy Enlisted Classifications (NECs) - There are 38 - thirty-eight! - specialties within the HM rating, from Search & Rescue (8401) to Dental Lab Tech/Maxillofacial (8765). Here is a list of HM NECs and C school locations.
Rating/Rate in ascending order:
HR: Hospitalman Recruit (E-1); HA: Hospitalman Apprentice (E-2); HN: Hospitalman (E-3); HM3: Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class (E-4); HM2: Hosp. Corpsman 2nd Class (E-5); HM1: Hospital Corpsman 1st Class (E-6); HMC: Chief Hospital Corpsman (E-7); HMCS: Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman (E-8); HMCM: Master Chief Hospital Corpsman (E-9).
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Bookmark this for the future! Navy Credentialing Opportunites Online (Navy COOL) for HM
METC brochure, click to enlarge:
Cool video from Navy Medicine - We love our corpsmen!!
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