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- Why should I become a member of the Medical Reserve Corps?
- How many people are expected to join the Washoe County Medical Reserve Corps? Must I be a healthcare professional to be a member of the Medical Reserve Corps?
- If I am deployed in response to an incident, what amount of time can I expect to commit as a member of the Medical Reserve Corps?
- Exclusive of my deployment in response to an incident, what amount of time can I expect to commit as a member of the Medical Reserve Corps?
- As a member of the Medical Reserve Corps, am I required to volunteer during an incident?
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- What role can I expect to hold during a Medical Reserve Corps response effort?
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- Will I have the opportunity to volunteer for Medical Reserve Corps response efforts outside of the local area?
- How will I be contacted in the event of an incident?
- What does the term "just-in-time" training mean?
- What are the potential risks of working in Medical Reserve Corps incident response efforts?
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How many people are expected to join the Washoe County Medical Reserve Corps? Must I be a healthcare professional to be a member of the Medical Reserve Corps?
Our goal is to build our volunteer membership to over 150; we are always looking to expand our membership.
The MRC welcomes individuals from medical and non-medical professions. Medical practitioners include physicians, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, nurses, mental health professionals, respiratory therapists, and veterinarians are needed to provide emergency services during disasters.
Public Health professionals, including administrators, epidemiologists, health educators, and communicable disease and environmental health specialists are needed to help promote community health during non-emergency situations, as well as during disasters.
Non-medical volunteers are needed to fill many key support roles, including managers, clerical personnel, interpreters, drivers, food service workers, messengers, security staff, and laborers.
Retirees from medical and non-medical careers fill both clinical and support roles in the MRC, as do medical and health professions students.
Last modified on 04/01/2015