Susan Dewan, assistant vice president of the Center for Military and Veteran Education attended a meeting at the Military Medical Education and Training Campus (METC) at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, on April 28. METC trains more than 18,000 military servicemembers annually from all branches of service and has over 1,200 faculty and instructional support staff. METC serves as the centralized military schoolhouse for 48 military medical career field from physical therapy, occupational therapy, public health, dental assisting, surgical techs, and nursing.
Graduates of the programs are assigned to a national network of clinical locations at military installations to include military hospitals. METC is interested in developing bridge programs with colleges who offer health science degree programs that match to military health career tracks where METC already has programmatic accreditation as well as building a vertical pathway for stackable credentials.
Excelsior College is already a partner with METC offering the associate degree in nursing to Army MOS Career Field 68C LPN. The School of Health Sciences and Center for Military and Veteran Education are collaborating on this initiative to expand Excelsior’s bridge partnership with METC to include the AS, BS, and MS in Health Science programs offered to METC graduates and instructors.