Special Forces Medical Sergeant
The SFMS Course is a 16 week program of instruction that teaches six classes per year. The target audience for this course is a SOCM-qualified enlisted service member who is currently in the Special Forces Qualification Course. The course qualifies 18D and SARIDC Navy students in the advanced skills and knowledge required to perform as supervised providers in CONUS environments and as independent providers when OCONUS and on mission deployments. Independent provider means the 18D or Navy SARIDC is supervised indirectly after a diagnosis has been made and a treatment plan has been determined. The course consists of 6 academic modules: Laboratory subjects, Veterinary subjects, Surgical management, Ultrasound, a 24-day Special Operations Clinical Training rotation, and Special Forces Medical Sergeant Roles and Responsibilities.