Live Training Courses
Allergy and Immunizations Program
Course Description:

This 5.5-week course's mission is to train medics, corpsmen, and nurses to provide immunization and allergy services. The first 10 days are spent in the classroom learning the basic information and procedures. After the classroom phase, the hands-on training begins at the clinical sites including Joint Base Andrews-NAF Washington, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Bethesda, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, and Fort Meade. Students complete skill evaluations with 100% accuracy as well as pass the written final exam.

Eligibility Requirements:

The course is open to uniformed military personnel and DoD civilian nursing personnel who will be providing direct immunization and allergy patient care. Please click on the tabs below to see service-specific eligibility requirements.

Army Requirements:

Human Resources Company makes the decision for Active Duty, Guard, and Reserve Soldiers to attend the course so, please do not contact the course in regards to your enrollment.

  1. 300-Y8 course is available to Active Duty, Guard, and Reserve Soldiers in the grade of Sergeant non-promotable and below.
  2. Soldiers must submit a DA 4187 to Human Resources NLT 60 days prior to class start date.
  3. Active Duty Army must have 9 months service remaining requirement (SRR).
  4. Army Reserve Soldiers must have 24 SRR.
  5. Soldiers must be fully qualified 68W or 68WM6.
  6. All applicants must provide:
    1. Current EMT-B certification
    2. PHTLS, BTLS, or CMAST
    3. Current CPR certification
    4. APFT score
  7. TDA must reflect a Y8 slot at the facility and the Solider must be assigned as an Allergy Technician.
  8. Once the DA 4187 is signed and approved by your company commander, you need to scan & email a copy to the following POC:
    1. Attention: MSgt David P. Faughnan, Proponent NCO
    2. Email address: david.p.faughnan.mil@mail.mil
    3. Please contact MSG Faughnan at 502-613-5218 or DSN 983-5218 after submitting your DA 4187 to ensure it was received.
    4. Please keep in mind that MSG Faughnan is the approving official for all Army packages submitted. If class seat is denied, please contact MSG Faughnan for clarification
  9. All request for waivers must be submitted to:
    CDR, AMEDD Center & School
    AMEDD Personnel Proponent Directorate
    Attn: MCCS-DE
    1400 E. Grayson Street
    Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-6175
Navy Active Duty Requirements:

For Active Duty Navy, the Course NCOIC/Instructors will select candidates for each class based on seats availability. All active duty personnel selected to attend must meet all the prerequisites listed below under the service requirement.

  1. Hospital Corpsman E1-E5.
  2. Actively assigned as an Allergy Technician.
  3. Current CPR certification.
  4. Completed questionnaire included with packet.
  5. Letter of Recommendation/Justification to include the following:
    1. Manning losses
    2. Procedures performed in the clinic
    3. Allergist on board
    4. Patient workload per day/month
  6. Physically qualified in accordance with (IAW) transfer manual and the manual of the Medical Department.
  7. After you have gathered and completed all the above items, please email them to the Immunology-Allergy Specialty Course.
    Email address: lori.k.jones9.mil@mail.mil
DoD Civilians Requirements:

For Department of Defense (DoD) personnel, the program director will select candidates for each class based on seats of opportunity. All personnel selected to attend must meet all the prerequisites listed below under service requirement.

  1. Letter of Recommendation/Justification to including:
    1. Manning losses
    2. Procedures performed in the clinic
    3. Allergist on board
    4. Patient workload per day/month
    5. GS Rating and Series Number
  2. Current CPR certification.
  3. Nursing Certification/License
  4. Completed questionnaire included with this packet.
  5. After you have gathered and completed all the above items, please email them to the Immunology-Allergy Specialty Course.
    1. Commercial Fax: 301-319-7813
    2. DSN: 295-7435
    3. Email address: lori.k.jones9.mil@mail.mil
Air Force Student Requirements/Prerequisites:

The Walter Reed Immunization/Allergy Course does not decide who attends the Course, nor does it have any say on assignment location for AF personnel. This decision is made by AFMPC Randolph AFB, TX, and will require a packet submission. Contact your local MPF for further details.

Basic Prerequisites:
  1. SSgt – SrA
  2. Completion of J3AQR4N031 (Medical Service Apprentice)
  3. Completion of J5AQR4N051 (Medical Service Journeyman)
Immunology-Allergy Specialty Course (300-Y8) Class Dates for Fiscal Year 2014
Class Report Date Start Date Graduation Date
005 11 Nov 2013 12 Nov 2013 20 Dec 2013
010 02 Jan 2014 03 Jan 2014 12 Feb 2014
015 18 Feb 2014 19 Feb 2014 28 Mar 2014
020 07 Apr 2014 08 Apr 2014 15 May 2014
025 19 May 2014 20 May 2014 27 Jun 2014
030 07 Jul 2014 08 Jul 2014 14 Aug 2014
035 18 Aug 2014 19 Aug 2014 26 Sep 2014
040 29 Sep 2014 30 Sep 2014 07 Nov 2014

Immunology/Allergy Specialty Course
Building 512 Forest Glen Annex
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Bethesda, MD
Phone: 301-295-7435, DSN: 295-7435
DSN Fax: 295-7818 Comm. Fax: 301-319-7818
MSgt Jones, NCOIC Blackberry: 202-903-6229
Email: lori.k.jones9.mil@mail.mil

Principles of Military Preventive Medicine Course
Course Description:

This 9 week course (#6a-F5) is designed to provide Army Medical Department (AMEDD) officers with the skills and knowledge to function in preventive medicine specialty areas at an entry level. The course is tailored to provide uniquely different training to six specialty officer groups:

  1. Community Health Nurses (CHN's)
  2. Environmental Science/Sanitary Engineers
  3. Medical Corps/Veterinary Corps/Physician Assistant (MC/VC/PA)
  4. Entomologists (ENTO)
  5. Nuclear Medical Science Officers (NMSO)
  6. Audiologists
Scope:

Course content includes the following areas: community health practices, communicable and infectious diseases, operational preventive medicine, epidemiology, statistics, medical entomology, industrial hygiene, health physics, sanitary engineering, and environmental science. Preventive medicine core topics provide a broad overview of each of the specialty areas for all students, preparing them to function as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Each specialty group also receives additional instruction in appropriate specialty topics, preparing them to function independently at an entry level within their specialties. A three-day field training exercise will occur at the end of the course.

Website: www.cs.amedd.army.mil
Project Immune Readiness (PIR)
Course Description:

Self-paced distance learning courses for all military personnel, federal government employees, and contractors who are involved in immunization healthcare delivery. Currently there are 53 courses from which to choose. You will have the opportunity to earn credit hours.


Military Project Immune Readiness (PIR) website:

https://vhcprojectimmunereadiness.com
Technical assistance for Military PIR:

Phone: (571) 231-1519 (Monday - Friday, 8am-4pm ET)
Email: usarmy.detrick.medcom-phc.mbx.vhc-project-immune-readiness@mail.mil
Civilian Project Immune Readiness (PIR) website:

http://www.vhcpir.org
Technical assistance for Civilian PIR:

Phone: (407) 648-4857 (Monday - Friday, 10am-4pm ET)