Graduate Medical Education - GME
William Beaumont Army Medical Center provides trainees with the best and most modern health care facility in the U.S. Army. We place a special emphasis on training and helping medical professionals complete their medical training in a positive environment.
The mission of the GME at WBAMC is to train physicians, medical students and other health care professionals. This mission is met by placing equal emphasis on patient care, teaching and research. WBAMC utilizes the Composite Health Care System (a.k.a. CHCS). This system is used for patient data recording, ordering labs/procedures/medications, as well as for reviewing the results of labs and procedures. You can find out about other functions in the CHCS links section on the main webpage.
Modern Healthcare Facility
The William Beaumont Army Medical Center is the newest and most modern Army health care facility. In fulfilling our mission to provide comprehensive medical support to the U.S. Army, we place special emphasis on helping medical professionals complete their medical training in a positive atmosphere. The size of our facility, large number of patients treated, and our quality medical staff will provide you with an unparalleled and enriching experience. The almost perfect climate, unique multi-cultural community, diverse recreational activities, and low cost of living make the El Paso area ideal for physicians, both single and those with families. This section of the webpage will provide a brief introduction to the WBAMC and some of the benefits of joining us for your clinical clerkship and post-graduate medical education.
Welcome Packets containing pictures of the area and maps are available for all who are interested in learning more about us. HPSP students are welcome to come. For more information regarding doing a 3rd or 4th year clinical rotation, or further graduate medical education at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, you may call us at 915-742-0581 or DSN 979-0581. In addition, you may wish to view our general hospital Orientation Package online.
For more information on arranging a medical student rotation, please visit our Clerkship page.
Request for physician verifications should be processed by calling 915-742-0576 or faxed to 915-742-6668 with a signed release from the physician.
Lodging for Military Clerkship Rotations
Please ask about our free onsite lodging accommodations for military medical students. For more information please contact our Medical Student Coordinator at 915-742-0582 or the Administrator for Graduate Medical Education at 915-742-0581.
FREE LODGING FOR NON-ADT MILITARY MEDICAL STUDENTS
The GME Office schedules all MSIV USUHS and HPSP clerkships
WBAMC Medical Student Coordinator 915-742-0582
For all HPSP medical student not on ADT we must have a current memorandum of agreement on file, agreements must be started two/three months before the student begins their clerkship rotation.
Required Information: Medical students must provide the following information at least two months before start date of rotations.
If required information is not provided, rotation will be cancelled.
Letter of Good Standing from your school
- Tuberculosis Skin Test (TST) within the last 12 months
- Hepatitis B vaccine or serum Hepatitis B s Ab
- Influenza seasonal (between September to March)
- MMR Adult dose or MMR ab titer
- Tdap vaccine
- Varicella vaccine series or Varicella ab titer
HIPAA training certificate
Copy of Basic Life Support (BLS) card (ACLS is not a substitute for BLS)
Blank school evaluation form.
Access to the Installation: Must have military identification, drivers' license, car insurance, vehicle registration or rental vehicle agreement.
Medical students are issued a GME Medical Student badge with access to required areas. Badges are controlled items and must be worn on outer garment from the waist up at all times. Badges will be returned when medical student out process GME.
Arrive no later than 0800, first floor of the main hospital by the mail elevators on Monday, if a federal holiday in-processing will take place on Tuesday. Please have with you two sets of your orders, CAC card, two forms of ID if you do not have a CAC card have with your two forms of identification.
- Please bring and wear your white coat.
- Certificate of Information Awareness
- Proof of computer training on Essentris, CHCS and AHLTA
Interviews are scheduled directly with the departments. Medical Student coordinator can provide program information.
GME Out processing:
Medical student coordinator will out process all medical students on their last day of rotation. Out processing is mandatory. Medical Student coordinator will help with travel vouchers.
Transitional Year Internship
The Transitional Internship Program accepts 7-14 Residents per year. The program is designed to give the Transitional a broad educational base and, at the same time, meet the ACGME requirements for accreditation. Two weeks of leave/vacation time are allotted for interns. Also, every intern (except USUHS graduates) will go on TDY (usually 8 days) to successfully complete the C4 training (Combat Casualty Care Course-comprised of ATLS and Field Training) offered at Fort Sam Houston. There are 13 four-week rotations as follows:
- Two General Medicine Ward
- One Emergency Medicine
- Two General Surgery (three for pre-select dermatology)
- One Medical Intensive Care Unit
- One Cardiology In-patient Service (except pre-select Dermatology)
- One Orthopedic Surgery (except pre-select Dermatology)
- One OB/GYN
- One Ambulatory Medicine (Usually Family Practice)
- 10 weeks elective (Traditional Interns)
- 2 week selective chosen from core rotations (Traditional Interns)
- Four electives for Preselect Dermatology
- Given the opportunity to selective from dermatology, pathology, plastic surgery, infectious disease, rheumatology and many others.
WBAMC’s Transitional Year Program includes three slots for preselected applicants. They are:
- 2 PGY-1 Dermatology Slots
- 1 PGY-1 Ophthalmology Slot
In addition to 11 “traditional” transitional slots per year.
The Department of Graduate Medical Education understands that you may have special interest in a certain field of training. We will always work with you in trying to modify your schedule when possible to better your training in your interested field and assist in any way possible with the match process. Unfortunately “audition” rotations at other facilities are not authorized. One or two permissive TDYs will be granted, schedule permitting, to interview at other facilities. We only accept applicants with US Military Service Obligation. You may email the director at email@example.com
Physician training will be verified for internships/residencies completed at William Beaumont Army Medical Center (WBAMC) in El Paso, Texas.
Send or Fax:
- Physician's Full name
- Training to be verified
- Training dates
- Complete mailing address
- Point of Contract information
- Physician's authorization
Army Medical Center
ATTN: Graduate Medical Education
18511 Highlander Medics St.
Fort Bliss, TX 79918 USA
Include self-addressed stamped envelope.
Phone: 915-742-0576 or 915-742-0581