Mercyhealth Tactical EMS Scholarship

Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association and Mercyhealth partner to offer new Tactical Training Scholarship

Mercyhealth encourages the lifelong professional development of our emergency medicine physicians, and now we are also proud to support EMRA members in their professional development. The new reality is that emergency medicine physicians have an increased risk of dealing with an active shooter or mass casualty incident during their careers. Mercyhealth is a regional non-profit healthcare system that made the visionary decision to open a tactical training center for medical staff and first responders. The training is conducted by experienced law enforcement SWAT personnel, tactical paramedics, and tactical medical directors. The Mercyhealth Tactical Training Scholarship will cover the cost of tuition and lodging during the training in Janesville, WI.

Further information about course offerings are available at:


Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) Scholarship

Student / Resident / Fellow Opportunity

This scholarship provides a student, resident, or fellow member of EMRA with tuition and travel funding to attend the Tactical Emergency Casualty Care course (8 hours) hosted by Mercyhealth (WI). This cornerstone course teaches prehospital providers how to respond and care for patients in the civilian tactical environment. Up to two applicants may be chosen.

Purpose: To assist in the costs associated with attending a Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) at Mercyhealth.

Application Process: Letter of intent explaining financial need and purpose of attendance (no greater than one page), current curriculum vitae, and application form.

Eligibility: Student, resident, or fellow member of EMRA (international members included)

Selection Criteria: Up to 3 scholarship recipients per course may attend the following courses:

Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC)

  • March 5, 2018
  • May 10, 2018
  • September 28, 2018
  • November 2, 2018

Award: The Mercyhealth scholarship will cover the lodging expenses at the host hotel and cost of course registration (NOTE: Does not include travel costs other than hotel)

Application Deadline: 45 days prior to course date

 

Tactical EMS (TEMS) Scholarship

Student / Resident / Fellow Opportunity

This scholarship provides a student, resident, or fellow member of EMRA with tuition and travel funding to attend the Tactical EMS course (40 hours) hosted by Mercyhealth. This rigorous course teaches fundamentals of care in the tactical environment to providers who are likely to be embedded with tactical teams. Up to two applicants may be chosen.

Purpose: To assist in the costs associated with attending a Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) at Mercyhealth.

Application Process: Letter of intent explaining financial need and purpose of attendance (no greater than one page), current curriculum vitae, and application form.

Eligibility: Student, resident, or fellow member of EMRA (international members included)

Selection Criteria: Up to 2 scholarship recipients per course may attend the following course:

  • April 17-20, 2018

Award: The Mercyhealth scholarship will cover the lodging expenses at the host hotel and cost of course registration (NOTE: Does not include travel costs other than hotel)

Application Deadline: 45 days prior to course date

About Mercyhealth: Mercyhealth is a regional health system with over 700 employed physicians, 5 hospitals and 80 facilities throughout 50 northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin communities. We are committed to being a top integrated health care provider and continuously work to make life better for the people, families and communities we serve.

Mercyhealth Prehospital & Emergency Service Center

The Mercyhealth Prehospital & Emergency Services Center (MPESC) with three locations serves 15 counties in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. MPESC provides pre-hospital medical direction, EMT/Paramedic initial training, continuing education, AHA Training, tactical EMS training, air medical services (REACT Helicopter), and MD-1. MD-1 is a medically equipped and emergency medicine physician-staffed vehicle used for difficult and prolonged extrications or situations where an on-the-scene physician may be able to provide additional medications and resources.

Questions? Contact Sam Nepple, MHA, EMT-P, EMS Business Manager

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