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News | Oct. 22, 2020

MEDCoE hosts Brazilian delegation

By Tish Williamson U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence Public Affairs

The U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence hosted a Brazilian delegation visiting Joint base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston as part of a larger trip hosted by U.S. Army South Oct. 19-23.

The visiting delegation, led by Maj. Gen. Miranda Filho, Brazilian Deputy Chief of Staff, was accompanied to the MEDCoE by Maj. Gen. Valeriano de Faria Alcides, ARSOUTH deputy commanding general for interoperability.

J.M. Harmon III, MEDCoE deputy to the commanding general, hosted the MEDCoE portion of the Delegation’s visit which included command and international program overview briefs.

During the visit, there were a lot of questions and discussions about future education and training opportunities between the two countries and efforts to further develop the growing partnership.

In the past, MEDCoE has hosted dozens of Brazilian medical specialty students in a variety of leadership and medical education courses like the Medical Strategic Leadership Program, Advanced Trauma Life Support, Principles of Military Preventive Medicine, Combat Casualty Care, and Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support.

The next group of Brazilian International Military Students, or IMS, are scheduled for February 2021.  In a typical year, MEDCoE hosts more than 200 IMS from 54 different allied and partner nations. More than 80 of the nearly 400 courses taught at the school are also available through these international partnerships.