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The City of San Antonio
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Now the eighth largest city in the nation, San Antonio has retained its sense of history and tradition while carefully blending in cosmopolitan progress. The city hosts a wealth of resources, including ballet, symphony, several theater companies, museums, a zoo, the Alamo, two major theme parks (Sea World, Six Flags), the famous River Walk, a wide variety of spectator sports, numerous shopping facilities, and restaurants ranging from fast food fare to haute cuisine. San Antonians love a good party, as evidenced in the city’s many fiestas for which the governor recently referred to San Antonio as "the world’s largest block party."
San Antonio boasts sunshine on over 300 days a year, and the average temperature is 68.8 degrees Fahrenheit, making the climate perfect for outdoor sports and recreation. Beyond the city, the Texas Hill Country borders the north, with the Gulf of Mexico lying a little farther south.. The medical and scientific community is large and active, with several major civilian and military teaching hospitals.
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BROOKE ARMY MEDICAL CENTER
Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) is a modern state-of-the-art healthcare facility that provides level-one trauma care and graduate medical education. The physical appearance and the efficiency of space throughout the hospital creates a user-friendly, high quality health care environment for patients, their families and health care providers.
BAMC accommodates programs supporting its pursuit of treatment and health care excellence. These programs include graduate medical education, clinical investigation and research, which are essential components of its mission. Located in the eastern sector of Fort Sam Houston, this ultra modern facility incorporates many high technical features.
BAMC is the Army’s most modern heath care facility and the Army’s only level-one trauma center. The graduate medical education programs, residencies and fellowships, provide the highest quality specialty care. BAMC is the home of the world famous Institute of Surgical Research. BAMC has 58 specialty clinics and conducts more than 500 ongoing research protocols each year in areas such as psychology, cardiology, dermatology, orthopedics, radiology, and emergency medicine.
Post-graduate education is integral to the BAMC mission. Approximately 275 interns, residents, and fellows train in over 24 specialties each year, including psychology, medicine, optometry, dietetics, pharmacy, nursing, pastoral education, and health care administration.
BAMC showcases several important features of technology integration within the medical center and throughout the region it supports, an area encompassing 14 states and nine smaller Army medical facilities. One such feature is Telemedicine, a sophisticated teleconferencing subspecialty which provides digital transfer of clinical data such as vital signs, X-rays and patient images between BAMC and supported facilities. This technology means that a patient at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, could be seen simultaneously by his/her primary physician at Fort Sill and by a psychologist at BAMC.
GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS
A Department of Defense-directed graduate medical education integration within Wilford Hall Medical Center/Brooke Army Medical Center/Darnall Army Community Hospital (Fort Hood)
Joined for teaching, patient care, research and military readiness
Supports a Dean of Military Professional Education to coordinate activities between Air Force and Army medical centers
Reviews and develops common policies for inter-service professional training
Coordinates inter-service activities (e.g., orientation, graduation, military unique curricula, committees and boards)
Acts as the graduate medical education institutional contact with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
Develops common resident data base and filing system
Facilitates further alignment in progressive sequence with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA)
INTERNSHIP APPLICTION INFORMATION
Application Information: Applicants interested in applying for internship can do so through the Student Affairs Office of their medical school. All categorical applications should be directed through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), which transmits residency applications, letters of recommendation, Dean's letters, transcripts, and other supporting documentation to the residency program directors using the internet.
Selection for Army first year graduate medical education (FYGME) is done using a computerized match similar to the process used by the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). The Joint Service Graduate Medical Education Selection Board (JSGMESB) is held and results of the FYGME match are finalized. Results of the match must then be approved by The Army Surgeon General and are posted on the FYGME home page (usually in mid-December).
Criteria for selection for Army First Year Graduate Medical Education (FYGME) include academic performance in medical school, USMLE scores, letters of recommendation, demonstrated interest in military service, leadership potential, physical, mental, and moral fitness.
GME Point of Contact in BAMC
Brooke Army Medical Center
ATTN: Internal Medicine Residency Program (MCHE-MD)
3851 Roger Brooke Drive
Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-6200