Combat Casualty Care Course (C-4)
C-4 is a nine-day tri-service continuing medical education
program designed to enhance the operational medical readiness skills of
physicians, nurses, physician assistants, dentists, administrators and other
specialty healthcare providers. Intended for medical professionals with
minimal field exposure, C-4 prepares tri-service medical officers with the
knowledge critical in conducting Level I & II healthcare operations in an
austere, combat or tactical environment. C-4 provides training in leadership
skills, field medical knowledge and the practical information needed for
direct medical support of tactical units under combat conditions. The course
begins with professional programs (eg. ATLS, PHTLS) at the Defense
Medical Readiness Training Institute, Fort Sam Houston, and then moves to a
five-day field training exercise at Camp Bullis, Texas.
Required for Medical Officers within 3 years of assignment.
This course is recommended for all Dental Officers. Officers who have
previously attended this course through DoD are not required to repeat.
Manager for additional information.
An email stating the applicant's desire to attend should be sent to the
Manager. The request must have the
applicants Emplid, unit address, supervisor’s name and signature. Also required in your request is an
estimate of travel, per diem costs, registration costs and course