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Operational Medicine

Commitment, Quality, Success...

Wake Forest's Operational Medicine Program has been serving the Special Operations Community since 2008.

Experienced cadre continue to deliver courses while preparing war-fighters for their mission at home and around the globe. Most courses have been unit specific delivering state-of-the-art pre-deployment training while utilizing hands-on learning resources available at a prestigious Level 1 Academic Trauma Center. 

Courses use a variety of training environments that leverage the best resources of one of the Nation's best medical centers. Resources include: classroom, skills labs, patient's bedside, to tactical training facilities. 

The Operational Medicine Program utilizes proven training aides, experienced cadre, and applied learning principles.  

  • Our primary mission is to train and equip the modern day Special Operations Medical provider with the vital skills necessary to successfully recognize and treat sick and injured patients, currently seen throughout today’s evolving and dynamic battle space. Knowing that in terms of tactical medicine, “time is tissue,” our main priority is to provide the tools necessary to enable positive patient outcome in time critical situations, while simultaneously hinging on practical application and specific operational needs.

  • At Wake Forest, we not only recognize the growing needs of the Special Operations medic but also the needs of the entire team. Although, we pride ourselves on medical research and innovation, our goals with the operational medicine programs are to provide quality training that will benefit all in attendance with realistic and combat proven solutions; while also facilitating a forum for employment of current team tactics, techniques, and procedures. Operational medicine is an aggressively evolving and dynamic field. The Wake team is committed to keeping practitioners at the cutting edge of operational success.

  • Our training staff is comprised of personnel with intimate experience in operational medicine and its most recent innovations. Staff maintain backgrounds as Special Operations Forces (SOF) medics, with operational experience in both the tier one and tier two communities. The Operational Medicine staff work closely with other Wake Forest staff and departments in pursuit of excellence with their programs. All training staff agree to only commit to what we can do well...our commitment to excellence.

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Ground Floor, Reynolds Tower
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Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1039
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