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San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium

Location: San Antonio, Texas

Military Hospitals and Clinics: Brooke Army Medical Center, Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center and Moreno Clinic

Number of Graduate Medical Education programs: 34

Number of Graduate Allied Health Education programs: 22

Total number of Residents/Fellows: 700

Number of inpatient beds: 360, average daily census is 250

Major inpatient clinical services: Burn ICU, Cardiac CU, Medical ICU, Neonatal ICU, Pediatric ICU, Surgical ICU, Surgical Trauma ICU (Level 1 Trauma Center)

Number of Operating Rooms: Brooke Army Medical Center-24, Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center-4

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About Us

SAUSHEC is one of two major Department of Defense multi-service graduate health education platforms; the other is National Capital Consortium at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. SAUSHEC is the second largest DOD physician graduate medical education platform, largest for the Air Force, and it is the largest DOD site for Graduate Allied Health Education.

Our primary training site, Brooke Army Medical Center is the busiest hospital in the DOD and hosts its sole Level 1 trauma center and burn center. BAMC also has the busiest medical simulation center.

San Antonio has greater than 300 years of history and a deep connection with the military so much so, that San Antonio has earned the title of Military City, USA. Joint Base San Antonio oversees the four military bases in the area including: Fort Sam Houston, Lackland Air Force Base, Randolph Air Force Base, and Camp Bullis. Not only is San Antonio a military-friendly place to live, but it also boasts very affordable housing.

SAUSHEC hosts the training of over 700 U.S. military officers in 34 Graduate Medical Education and 22 Graduate Allied Health Education specialty programs. Its graduates are prepared to lead in serving the medical needs of the U.S. military across the globe. SAUSHEC falls under the command structure of the Defense Health Agency’s San Antonio Market, with Brooke Army Medical Center and the 59th Medical Wing’s Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center functioning as the two primary training sites. There are over 250,00 military beneficiaries across the region.

SAUSHEC sponsors/participates in several unique educational offerings and experiences such as:

  • Critical Skills for Expeditionary Medicine Course
  • Military Medical Humanitarian Assistance Course
  • Research Fundamentals Course
  • Root Cause Analysis Course
  • Patient Safety Week Poster Competition
  • Fundamentals of Simulation Education
  • Annual Resident/Fellow Research Day Competition
  • Transition to Practice for Graduating Residents and Fellows
  • Rising Chief Resident Course


Advancing military health and readiness through the education of physicians and allied health professionals.


Forging premier medical leaders of a globally ready force.



Ensuring our actions are ethical, honest and transparent


Striving for the best performance and outcomes in all we do


Incorporating the interdisciplinary strengths of all to achieve the mission


Putting the needs of others and our organization ahead of our own


Promoting the strength of a variety of backgrounds


Using our resources wisely and responsibly


Advancing our education and practices creatively with the future in focus


Accreditation and Compliance

Equip our programs with the knowledge and resources to meet national accreditation standards.


Ensure our programs provide experiential instruction in military-specific topics, such as deployment medicine, operational medicine, duty-limiting conditions, and the health effects of military service, to ensure that our military medical professionals are equipped to meet the unique health care needs of service members, veterans, and their families in a wide range of environments.

Professional Development

Prepare our residents and faculty to be leaders in their respective fields, by providing relevant mentorship, growth opportunities, and development as educators, amidst a strong foundation in the principles of military leadership.

Quality Improvement/Patient Safety (QIPS)

Cultivate an environment of just culture and continuous improvement as we seek to improve our systems of care to minimize preventable error and maximize excellent patient care.


Foster a lifelong spirit of ongoing scientific inquiry and exploration in the advancement of military medical knowledge, by providing opportunities to conduct and publicize research and other scholarly pursuits.


Emphasize the inherent value of each person in our organization, the importance of wellbeing and fitness, the meaningfulness of our daily work, and the provision of multiple resources to enhance resilience and reduce burnout.

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