The Department of Military & Emergency Medicine educates and inspires USU medical students and others to support and lead in a variety of environments and contextual settings. As the preeminent academic department for the study, advancement, and application of military medicine, the department leads the School of Medicine in preparing medical officers for the clinical, operational, and leadership challenges they will face in the future. We strive to advance the science of military medicine and imbue in our students a career of lifelong learning and service to the Nation.


Department of Military and Emergency Medicine
(301) 295-3720

What We Do

MEM is responsible for most of the military-unique education and training curriculum during medical school. The department is an active partner as many of the individual and group development activities that facilitate formation of professional identities as uniformed medical officers.


MEM pursues integrative and application-based scholarship in leadership and medicine and, mostly through its centers and programs, conducts requirements-driven research in a variety of areas such as human performance optimization, integrated pain management, and traumatic injury.