Military School of Medicine: Cadets add military training

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Health is the goal and honor its guide. They are doctors and military, willing to meet the health needs of the elements of the Army Y Mexican Air Forceand participate in tasks to help the civilian population.

His training begins in Military Center for Health Sciences, at the Military School of Medicine; with classrooms, laboratories, operating rooms, simulators and unique robots in Latin America, with which cadets are trained to be Medical Surgeons with the clear mission of serving Mexico.

The tour of the corridors of this institute is in charge of the fourth year cadets, who left their families to make this your new home. With pride, and an impeccable white uniform, they go through their classrooms, talk about their training and what motivated them to enter a military campus.

“Since I was little, I have always liked medicine, how the human body works and being able to prevent diseases.

“I saw how they came out around my house running, or practicing for the parade, I greeted them and said, one day I want to be there and now that I’m on this side, it’s very nice,” he tells MILLENNIUM Cinthya Nava, Cadet First Sgt.

Surgeon General Brigadier Francisco Garibay, director of the Military Medical School. (Javier Rios)

As he explains, the most difficult thing was adapting and leaving the family, as well as the most intense period of the Covid-19 pandemic when he had to attend distance classes, which are already face-to-face. Now, she looks forward to making it to fifth to be a Second Lieutenant Officer Intern, focusing on orthopedics or dermatology.

“From the first year the cadets teach you and now in the fourth year, that you have command of your staff, it is a great experience”, he adds.

Its preparation involves scenarios such as the delivery of a baby.  (Javier Rios)
Its preparation involves scenarios such as the delivery of a baby. (Javier Rios)

Juan Fernando Martínez, also a first sergeant of Cadets, is happy with his training as a military doctor, his taste for history and biological sciences motivated him to enroll in this campus: “It was what I wanted to do, I was fascinated with history and with the Army, and this school combines the military and the medical”.

“I think that if I were to make the decision again, I would make it again, because here they are definitely preparing us to be doctors of excellence. It is a comprehensive training with values ​​in the medical field, and also in the military field”, he comments.

In interview with MILLENNIUM Brigadier General Medical Surgeon, Francisco Garibaydirector of the Military Medical Schooltalks about scientific, ethical and humanistic principles, and rejects that the medical career is at odds with the arms race.

“It is always the paradox, if medicine is at odds with the military situation; We are to serve; the values ​​that they instill in us, as soldiers, discipline, loyalty, honesty, that applies to the medical field, where we also find love for others, helping others, bioethical values, always respect for human rights”.

Students study child health.  (Javier Rios)
Students study child health. (Javier Rios)

Regarding the new generations, he assures, their capacities to adapt to new technologies should be taken advantage of and added to the educational program:

“These are new times, technology, three-dimensional models that we use in school, they are part of educational innovation in what is the advancement of what the military medical school has had, in addition to traditional teaching and training.”

The behavior of the human body is studied.  (Javier Rios)
The behavior of the human body is studied. (Javier Rios)

After six years, the surgeon medical officers are ready to provide their services in the Units, Units, or in the Central Hospital, Zone Hospitals, Regional Hospitals, Outpatient Medical Units or Health Platoons, and serve the country when requires it.

“Serving the country, serving the people of Mexico, which is our greatest incentive for all of us and is something that we instill in our students so that they have the vision that we are doctors and also military,” concludes the General Director.



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