The Special Operations Combat Medic (SOCM) Course is a 36-week program of instruction that teaches eight 87-student classes per year. The target audience for SOCM is Army and Navy enlisted service members who hold, or are designated for assignment to a special-operations medical position. The course qualifies these enlisted service members as highly-trained combat medics with the necessary skills and abilities to provide initial medical and trauma care and aptitude to increase team survivability. SOCM is designed to teach the Special Operations Combat Medic the knowledge and skills required to manage combat casualties from initial point of injury through evacuation. Additionally, the course teaches the student skills which enable him to prescribe appropriate treatments for diagnosed disease in accordance with tactical medical emergency protocols and their corresponding formulary. Students graduating from SOCM are certified as National Registry EMTs at the Basic level. They are also qualified in Basic Life Support, Pediatric Education for Pre-Hospital Providers and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. The course consists of seven different blocks of instruction each lasting twenty-five working days. The blocks are structured to progress a student from having no medical background to performing and understanding acute life-saving interventions in 36 weeks.
The Special Operations Civil Affairs Medical Sergeant (SOCAMS) Course is a challenging eight-week program of instruction with an emphasis on the assessment, planning, collaboration and execution of routine, emergency, veterinary and preventive medicine civil-military operations as a Civil Affairs Team Medic in collaboration with host nation government and security forces, nongovernmental and civil society organizations, and other U.S. Government agencies. This course is designed to foster critical thinking skills, adaptability and teamwork through didactic instruction, virtual interaction, discussion, and hands-on performance based training relevant to Medical Stability Operations. The course content consists of Civil Information Management, Medical Information and Intelligence, Civil Medical Engagements, Civil Reconnaissance, Occupational and Environmental Assessments, Arthropod-borne Disease Risk Management, Host Nation Food and Water Risk Management, and Veterinary and Agricultural Studies.
The Special Forces Medical Sergeants (SFMS) Course is a 16 week program of instruction that teaches six classes per year. The target audience for this course is a SOCM-qualified enlisted service member who is currently in the Special Forces Qualification Course. The course qualifies 18D and SARIDC Navy students in the advanced skills and knowledge required to perform as supervised providers in CONUS environments and as independent providers when OCONUS and on mission deployments. Independent provider means the 18D or Navy SARIDC is supervised indirectly after a diagnosis has been made and a treatment plan has been determined. The course consists of 5 academic modules: Laboratory Subjects, Veterinary Medicine, Surgery, Anesthesia, Records and Reports (SARR), a 24 day Special Operations Clinical Training rotation, and Special Forces Medical Sergeant Roles and Responsibilities.
This is an area for guests of the JSOMTC, while waiting to class up and start training, to access some correspondence courses in two key areas:
Basic math - which is an important launch pad for learning Medical math and pharmaceutical calculation.
Medical terminology - This is the language of medicine and you will need to know it.
Please login as a guest to access these correspondence courses.
This area is for the cadre who work at the JSOMTC.