OPERATION BUSHMASTER: Faculty Application Link

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See the e-mail message below if you are interested in becoming faculty for OPERATION BUSHMASTER, the field exercise for USU students. I’ve done it before, and it is a great experience.

Good afternoon everyone,

I hope that you are all doing well – fighting the pandemic across the globe.  At USU, we have pivoted to distance learning.  While we learn how to continue to educate our students, we are also busy planning Operation Bushmaster 2020.
Every year, we have a few changes.  I am still working on the curriculum, but hope to include a pandemic preparation challenge for our students.  In addition this year, we are moving more of our faculty development/prep online.  I will need everyone to participate in online learning before coming to Ft Indiantown Gap.  This will be linked to awarding CME credits (still in progress….).  Also this year, SIM faculty members will be integrated into the platoon structure in order to have even more excellent medical cases.  Like last year, we will recruit platoon sergeants from the services – we met some amazing SNCOs last year and I am looking forward to it again this year.
You have all been a part of Bushmaster in the past.  Now is the time to block your clinical calendar in order to serve at Operation Bushmaster.  Here are the dates:
  • Iteration 1: 3-7 October 2020 (travel on 2 October)
  • Iteration 2: 12-16 October 2020 (travel on 11 October)
At this point in time, I am planning as if everything will occur on time.  At any point, if I learn that we will change the expected dates of Operation Bushmaster, I will notify all of you.
If you are interested in serving as a faculty member, please apply at this link:  https://forms.gle/4Y1z4sRk6MfpEtZc9
Please feel free to share this link with anyone who you feel would be a good faculty member at Bushmaster.  If you want to strongly endorse someone, send me an email so that I can look out for their name.
Timeline for applications:
  • Applications must be submitted by 1 July 2020
  • Notifications of acceptance will be sent by 15 July 2020
Please let me know if you have any questions.  And, thank you all for volunteering your time in order to help our students grow.  Operation Bushmaster is a pivotal experience for them all and their experience depends heavily on the faculty.  You all are contributing to the readiness and success of our students.
Wishing you all well,
Leslie Vojta, MD, FACEP
Lt Col, USAF, MC
Emergency Medicine Clerkship Director
Operation Bushmaster (MFP202) Academic Director
Department of Military and Emergency Medicine
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

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