UTHSC Military Medicine Interest Group Holds First “Stop the Bleed” Event
In its first semester as a student organization at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, the Military Medicine Interest Group recently hosted Stop the Bleed and Tactical Combat Casualty Care training events. This event educated students and prospective military doctors about the transport and care of individuals with traumatic bleeding.
A tactical combat casualty care training event held in the General Education Building, led by Capt. Chase Morris, Army Surgeon, Staff Sgt. I was. To properly transport injured patients from war or dangerous environments to the nearest hospital.
At the event, I also learned how to apply pressure to stabilize a patient, how to pack a bleeding wound, and how to use a tourniquet to limit excessive blood loss.
“My goal was to design an event that could incorporate a skill set that would be a useful tool from the front line to home base,” said Lincoln Mitchell, U.S. Army Second Lieutenant and UTHSC sophomore medical student. increase. “Participants certified by this invaluable course have the ability to transform from witnesses to lifesaving leaders who can stop bleeding and save lives.”
The Military Medicine Interest Group aims to connect UTHSC students who are passionate about serving their country through healthcare. This group includes former military personnel and students of the Armed Forces Medical Professional Scholarship Program (HPSP). HPSP is a service scholarship program offered to students through the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force. The program covers all direct educational costs such as tuition, fees, books, health insurance, etc. and provides a monthly stipend. In return, for each year of participation in the program he has a one-year active service commitment, with a minimum three-year commitment.
“While our club is made up of many current HPSP students, we also have former military personnel in our club. All students with a .lifestyle are welcome to participate,” Mitchell said.
The organization seeks to encourage students interested in medical careers in the military and HPSP.
“We all come from different backgrounds, colleges and even military branches, but we have answered the call to provide the best possible health care to our nation’s warriors, men and women. We share a common goal: this country,” he said. “It is an honor and a privilege that we have decided to uphold, and so are we, wherever they are called in the world to defend freedom.”