Special Operations Independent Duty Corpsman Course

COURSE DATA PAGE

  1. COURSE: The goal of the Special Operations Independent Duty Corpsman (SOIDC) is to train and qualify selected Petty Officers in the advanced skills and knowledge required to perform duties as a SEAL medic or a Force Reconnaissance Hospital Corpsman. The SOIDC course is a fast-paced approach to long term care of active duty and indigenous personnel from all aspects of medicine, from the first responder to the surgeon/anesthetist in the operating room. The course includes live tissue training in extended care of the trauma patient in a field environment in addition to mass casualty, military triage system, medical mission planning, medical threat, preventive medicine, and physical examination. The student receives training in veterinary, dental, laboratory, medical diseases and case studies, nursing, initial and long-term wound care, Unconventional Warfare hospital, surgical procedures, pre-anesthesia, anesthesia, post anesthesia care, nursing care, records and reports, radiology, and central materials supply.
  2. COURSE LENGTH: 24 weeks
  3. LOCATION TAUGHT:
School School Location Course Course Title
331 FORT BRAGG, NORTH CAROLINA 28307-5000 011-F68 SPECIAL OPERATIONS INDEPENDENT DUTY CORPSMAN

STUDENT DATA

  1. PERSONNEL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be physically qualified for transfer in accordance with Article 15-30 of the Manual of the Medical Department (MANMED) and Chapter 7.01 of the Enlisted Transfer Manual (TRANSMAN). Members requiring medical attention shall not be transferred to this school.
  2. PREREQUISITE TRAINING: Assignment to a USSOCOM Naval or Marine Corps service component command.
  3. PERSONNEL AND RATINGS ELIGIBLE: Naval Special Warfare Hospital Corpsman, Special Operators, Force Reconnaissance Hospital Corpsman, MARSOC Hospital Corpsman, and Special Warfare Combat Crewmen are eligible upon recommendation and selection from their command after completing Special Operations Medic Course (300-F8).
  4. NEC EARNED: (NEC-8403) Force Reconnaissance Hospital Corpsman
  5. RELATED AND/OR FOLLOW-ON TRAINING:
    1. Special Operations Forces Medical Sergeants Sustainment Program (SOFMSSP) 300-F21

UNIT SYNOPSIS

Laboratory (3 Weeks)

This class is a down and dirty introduction of being a Laboratory technician. Most aspect of laboratory are covered to include: Microscopic studies, Hematology, Parasitological, Urinalysis, and Stool studies

Medicine (5 Weeks)

Disease Assessment & Management. During this phase you learn physical exams, casting, disease recognition, and much more

Surgery/Anesthesia/Nursing (4 Weeks)

This phase covers Pre and Post-Operative Patient Care including S.O.A.P notes and Records and Reports

Dental (1 Week)

Anesthesia, Extractions, Fillings

Special Operations Clinical Training (4 Weeks)

During this 30-day deployment to Wilford Hall Medical Center, located on Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Here, students receive clinical training/experience and are evaluated on their ability to apply patient assessment, management, and care skills in various clinical settings. The SOIDC students rotate through Obstetric/Gynecological, Emergency Department, Labor and Delivery, Surgery, Dermatology, Pediatrics, Orthopedics, Radiology, Preventive Medicine/Community Health, and the Outpatient/Family Practice Clinic.

Guerilla Hospital & Methods of Instruction (1 Week)

Veterinary (2 Weeks)

Herd Management, Food Inspection