The wing’s postgraduate medical education function is merged with that of Brooke Army Medical Center under the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium. The two facilities, in close cooperation with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, provide a wide array of training programs ranging from general surgery to emergency medical services administration. At any given time, SAUSHEC has roughly 900 residents enrolled in 37 graduate medical education programs, of which 60 percent are Air Force. There are an additional 22 programs for our Allied Health members, to include:
In addition to the GME program, the 59th MDW is the largest of 15 clinical training sites in the Air Force, graduating an average of 750 officer and enlisted students in various dental and allied health programs each year. Additional training includes the Sustainment Training to Advance Readiness Skills program, refresher trauma training and courses for specialized surgical and critical care teams. The 59th MDW has the largest DOD dental education mission, providing 85 percent of the Air Force’s total dental training capacity.