Texas A&M medical students to train at local army medical center

Fort Hood, Texas-based Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center and the Texas A&M University Health Science Center in Bryan formalized a partnership allowing Texas A&M medical students to work alongside military medical personnel, according to the Vital Record.

Under the agreement, the medical center will become a clinical training site for third- and fourth-year Texas A&M College of Medicine students. Army medical physicians will assist students in their rotation this fall, and will also serve as teaching faculty in the program.

Students will participate in rotations in emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, psychiatry and surgery. Officials also expect to add rotation specialties as the program expands.

Colonel James Lucas, deputy commander for surgical services at CRDAMC, will serve as dean of the campus.

"Medical and military service are two of the most meaningful ways an American can serve their fellow citizens," said Carrie Byington, MD, dean of the Texas A&M College of Medicine. "We encourage our students to learn about the special health needs of a variety of populations. A re-emphasis on military medicine brings our focus back to our charter and benefits our students, service members and their families."

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