The Special Operations Combat Medic (SOCM) Course is a 36-week program of instruction where the goal of the program is to produce competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. 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.
The Special Operations Civil Affairs Medical Sergeant (SOCAMS) Course is a challenging eight-week program of instruction which 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 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.