FIELD MEDICAL SERVICE SCHOOL
The Field Medical Service School, in the Del Mar (21) area, is a Marine Corps formal school whose mission is to educate and train members of the Naval Medical Department for duty with the Fleet Marine Force; the primary course offered is a physically demanding, five-week course for hospital corpsmen and dental technicians to earn the HM8404 and DT8707 Navy enlisted classification (NEC) codes, respectively.
The course emphasizes combat casualty care, battlefield survival, basic proficiency in emergency medical techniques, casualty evacuation, field sanitation, preventive medicine procedures, personal protective measures, basic tactics and the use of weapons for self-defense.
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