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Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine

Program Type:  Military Medical Center

Location:  San Antonio, TX

Accredited:  Yes, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

Program Length:  1 year

Required Pre-Requisite Training:  Completion of primary residency program

Categorical Year in Specialty Required:  No

Total Approved Complement:  2

Approved per Year (if applicable):  2

Dedicated research year offered:  No

Medical Student Rotation availability:  3rd and 4th year

Additional degree concurrent with training (e.g. MPH):  No

Program Phone Number:  210-539-8000

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Program Hours of Operation:  Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Program Description

The SAUSHEC Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine (UHM) fellowship is a one-year ACGME-accredited program designed to produce exceptionally strong clinical, as well as operationally oriented, Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine physicians. The SAUSHEC program is the only UHM fellowship in the Department of Defense and is approved for two fellows annually.  Fellows will gain experience from both inpatients and outpatients with all 15 Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine Society (UHMS)-approved hyperbaric oxygen therapy indications, as well as multiple off-label indications. All hyperbaric patients will be seen at the only two clinical Hyperbaric Medicine facilities in the DOD, Brooke Army Medical Center and David Grant Medical Center. Fellows will gain valuable experience treating patients in both monoplace and multiplace hyperbaric chambers at both facilities. Fellows will become experts in the evaluation of potential hyperbaric patients and will formulate individualized treatment plans for them. In addition, the program offers a unique experience evaluating and treating altitude-related disorders. Fellows will take world-wide call for DOD beneficiaries suffering from decompression sickness and air/gas embolism to provide expert consultation. The fellowship training includes experience with advanced wound care products/techniques and the interpretation of transcutaneous oxygen measurements. Fellows will also become subject matter experts in Undersea Occupational Medicine and gain experience in evaluating civilian and military divers for initial and return to duty medical clearances. The fellows will interact with and provide UHM education to medical students, residents, and other fellows during their fellowship year. Finally, the training includes instruction on inspecting, maintaining, and operating both single-patient and multiple-patient hyperbaric chambers.  

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Contact Us

Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship Program

Location: Brooke Army Medical Center

Hours of Operation:

7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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