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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?
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Medical Reserve Corps Overview
Sponsored by the Office of the U. S. Surgeon General, the Medical Reserve Corps is a community based network of volunteers, organized to support and augment the existing public health infrastructure during emergencies and non-emergency events.
MRC units help their local communities successfully manage:
- Natural disasters;
- Man-made emergencies;
- Outbreaks of infectious illness; and
- Community health events.
More than 1,000 Medical Reserve Corps units operate throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, and the Marshall Islands.
MRC members include medical practitioners, such as:
- Nurses; and
- Mental health professionals
As well as public health professionals, such as:
- Health educators; and
- Communicable disease and environmental health specialists.
Non medical/clinical personnel are also needed to fill other key roles, such as:
- Clerical support;
- Interpreters; and
Last modified on 01/26/2016