School of Medicine
This school instructs its students in all aspects of Military Medicine, which is the main focus of the SFMC Medical Branch. Topics include SFMC Medical Protocols and Procedures, First Aid, Traditions, Unit Organization, Equipment, Portable Structures, Pharmacopeia, and many more. The School of Military Medicine is administered through the Office of the Commandant, STARFLEET Marine Corps Academy by the Director, Medical Branch. Courses are currently available through the MD-301 level and all are available online for immediate credit.
Be forewarned! Due to the detailed and precise nature of the subject matter covered in Medical Branch Guidebook, these exams are significantly more difficult than their counterparts in the other branches. Warning!! Due to its subject matter, the School of Medicine course materials may contain graphic images. If you do not feel that you can handle photographs of actual or simulated battlefield wounds some of these courses may not be for you.
The manuals necessary for these courses can be downloaded from the SFMCA Library.
MD-100 Introduction to the Branch: This is a course to qualify you as a Marine of the SFMC Medical Branch. Marines at this level are expected to have a general broad based knowledge of all aspects of the SFMC Medical Branch, its operations and medical protocols and procedures. Prerequisite for this course: PD-100.
MD-110 MOS Familiarization: TThis course explores some of the many available MOSs in the Medical Branch. Prerequisite for this course: MD-100
MD-120 Medical History and Traditions Course: This exam is focused on the History and Traditions of SFMC Medical Branch. This course covers both real and fictional traditions of the branch, including the fictional historical background of the SFMC Medical Branch and is inclusive of real-life medical history from Earth. Prerequisite for this course: MD-100.
MD-201 Advance Medical Branch Qualification Course: The next step in the Branch Education Program. At this stage Marines of the Medical Branch are not only expected to fully understand the Medical Branch Command at the Medical Unit level, but also places more emphasis on assesment procedures and SFMC protocols and procedures. Prerequisite for this course: MD-100.
MD-211 Combat Lifesaver Course: Combat Lifesavers are Marines from other branches who receive additional amounts of extra medical training beyond basic first aid. Their focus would be to provide point of care and the link between buddy aid and the C-Medic. Prerequisite for this course: MD-100 is NOT needed for this course. Only graduates from either AE-100, AR-100, CE-100, IN-100, ME-100, MO-100, SO-100 or SU-100 qualify for this course.
Warning!! Due to its subject matter, MD-291 course materials are EXTREMELY graphic. If you do not feel that you can handle photographs of actual or simulated battlefield wounds, this course IS NOT FOR YOU!
MD-221 Aerospace Medicine “Top Knife”: The practice of aerospace medicine involves physicians and other professionals of many disciplines, all striving to help lifeforms adapt to air and space operations. In no other field of medicine are your patients so much like you. They are intelligent, witty, controlling, and presumptuous. In no other field of medicine do physicians end up identifying so strongly with their patients, often changing their outward personality, so that they begin thinking of themselves more as fliers than as doctors. The Aerospace Medicine program exists to achieve this goal and to reap the benefits of this association. This course covers various aspects of Aerospace Medicine. Whether your MOS is a Flight Surgeon, A-Medic, or E-Medic, you will find it beneficial. Prerequisite for this course: AE-100, AE-201, AE-291 or 301, MD-100, MD-201.
MD-291 Medic Certification: MD-291 is a challenging course that tests the SFMC Medic in all areas of patient assessment, decision making, and treatment in combat conditions. In order to succeed, the Medic will need to know his patients, his equipment, and his environment. Marines trust you with their lives. Upon passing this course, you will have proven worthy of that trust. Prerequisites for this course: MD-20 Medical Advance Course, AND a CURRENT Medical Proficiency Ribbon (which requires current CPR certification). If you are CPR certified, but have not been awarded the Medical Proficiency ribbon, contact the Director, Medical Branch and include a copy (scanned) of your CPR card. Completion of this course, entitles the graduate to wear the Combat Medic Badge. Please consult the latest Marine Force Manual or the TRACOM Policies and procedures manual for information on this device. Prerequisite for this course: MD-201.
MD-301 Medical Independent Study Course: For the final step in the Medical Branch studies the student must complete an independent studies project. The independent studies project must either consist of a paper or another approved project. The student MUST submit a topic or project description to the Branch Director for approval. Once approved the student will then have 10 weeks to submit their independent studies project for grading. After submittal and if the student receives a passing grade, then the student will be awarded a Bachelor of Military Science Degree with a Concentration in Medical Studies. Prerequisite for this course: MD-201.
Before sending a request for a level -301 project please read the following:
- The Branch Director has the authority to approve or deny any and all requests for this course and their decisions are final.
- Projects MUST in some way shape or form relate to the SFMC and the branch for which you are applying to.
- You must submit a topic or project description when requesting this course. Any requests without a topic or project description will not be honored.
Below are some SUGGESTED projects. A student can either use the suggested projects or any other project that they can think of. Please note however that these are suggestions only and that directors may or may not approve them.
- College-style papers.
- Specifications / descriptions and/or technical drawings of new technology relating to the branch.
- A short story that utilizes the material in the branch.
- An addition to the branch’s manual relating to a topic not covered by the existing manual.
- A new exam and answers for the branch (Please note that this is at the Branch Directors discretion).