Photos

International students from the Defense Institute for Medical Operations (DIMO) Executive Healthcare Resource Management course visit University Hospital to gain a better understanding how the United States delivers healthcare to its patients; San Antonio, TX, April 2010.  (US Air Force Photo)
Participants of the Defense Institute for Medical Operations (DIMO) Executive Healthcare Resource Management course go on a cultural tour of San Antonio, Texas.  The Field Studies Program took the students to the Alamo and many other locations around town to experience social, economic and historic aspects of American and Texas culture; San Antonio, TX, April 2010.  (US Air Force Photo)
Major Adriana Vargas, Course Director (2nd from right, front row), takes the participants from the DIMO Executive Healthcare Resource Management course on a tour of the Center for the Intrepid, Brooke Army Medical Center.  The 4-story, 65,000-square-foot rehabilitation facility treats amputees and burn victims; Fort Sam Houston, TX, April 2010.  (US Air Force Photo)
A site visit to Wilford Hall Medical Center, international healthcare students are presented with challenges of facility management in hospital with more than 25,000 inpatient admissions per year, and more than 800,000 clinic visits.  Defense Institute for Medical Operations (DIMO) Executive Healthcare Resource Management course, Lackland AFB, TX, April 2010.  (US Air Force Photo)
The Defense Institute for Medical Operations (DIMO) Executive Healthcare Resource Management (EHRM) course students take a tour of Wilford Hall Medical Center (WHMC), the USAF's largest medical facility. Maj (Dr) Seth Lotterman discusses emergency department protocols with the EHRM students; Lackland AFB, TX, April 2010.  (US Air Force Photo)
Students in DIMO's Executive Healthcare Resource Management course were introduced to best practices in healthcare from a faculty of experts.  Presentations, case studies, group discussions, classroom exercises and on-site visits to medical facilities were used to give a broad perspective of the healthcare system in the United States.  Major Ahmed Salem from Egypt contributes to the discussion on "Developing Executive Leadership Skills"; Brooks City-Base, TX, April 2010.  (US Air Force Photo)
The Executive Healthcare Resource Management Course, April 2010.  Navy CAPT Daniel Walker, Director, Defense Institute for Medical Operations, greets the students from 10 countries in the historic Hanger 9 on Brooks City-Base, TX.  (US Air Force Photo)
Class photo; Defense Institute for Medical Operations (DIMO) combined Disaster Planning and Mass Casualty course; Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, July 2010.  (US Air Force Photo)
DIMO team members were given an aerial tour via a Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (TTDF) special activities helicopter.  The DIMO team pose with their Trinidadian host: (L-R) Col John Cinco; Maj Kelvin Sebastien, TTDF; Col Pat Murray; SSgt Abraham Rodriquez; CAPT Michele Hancock, USN; and MSgt Lisa Pickett.  Disaster Planning and Mass Casualty course, Port of Spain, July 2010.  (US Air Force Photo)
The Defense Institute for Medical Operations (DIMO) team members were invited to be special guests at the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment celebration of its 48th anniversary.  The team was in Chaguaramas, Trinidad and Tobago, to teach a combined Disaster Planning and Mass Casualty course, 19-23 July 2010.  (US Air Force Photo)
The Defense Institute for Medical Operations (DIMO) team members were given the opportunity to see Trinidad and Tobago from the air.  The team was in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, to teach a combined Disaster Planning and Mass Casualty course, July 2010.  (US Air Force Photo)
The Defense Institute for Medical Operations (DIMO) team members were invited to be special guests at the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment celebration of its 48th anniversary.  The team was in Chaguaramas, Trinidad and Tobago, to teach a combined Disaster Planning and Mass Casualty course, 19-23 July 2010.  (US Air Force Photo)
Class photo of Defense Institute for Medical Operations Operational Preventive Medicine in Support of Deploying Forces course; Lilongwe, Malawi, June 2010.  (US Air Force Photo)
Strengthening global partnerships during the Defense Institute for Medical Operations Operational Preventive Medicine in Support of Deploying Forces course.  The US Air Force team visits with their Malawian hosts (L-R ; Col Mylene Huynh, Lt Col Paul Legendre and Maj Claudine Ward); Lilongwe, Malawi, June 2010.  (US Air Force Photo)
Malawi Defence Force medical personnel in DIMO's operational preventive medicine (OPM) course were given copies of a communicable disease manual as a reference on infectious diseases and epidemiology.  The OPM course assists medical personnel and commanders protect the health and strength of their military forces in deployed situations through use of critical preventive medicine measures; Lilongwe, Malawi, June 2010.  (US Air Force Photo)
The Defense Institute for Medical Operations (DIMO) course for Operational Preventive Medicine in Support of Deploying Forces is taught over 5 days.  Here, Malawi Defence Force student take a break from the curriculum; Lilongwe, Malawi, June 2010.  (US Air Force Photo)
Major Edward Mandala, a Malawi Defence Force clinical officer (seated at computer) guides his group discussion during the Defense Institute for Medical Operations (DIMO) operational preventive medicine course, presented in Lilongwe, Malawi, June 2010.  (US Air Force Photo)
Malawi Defence Force students contribute to small group discussions about how to communicate health policies to deployed troops, during the Defense Institute for Medical Operations (DIMO) operational preventive medicine course, presented in Lilongwe, Malawi, June 2010.  (US Air Force Photo)
Major Claudine Ward, DIMO cadre member and USAF preventive medicine physician, leads the discussion during a table-top exercise to help Malawi students develop a deployed health surveillance plan.  Preventive medicine planners must monitor/track episodes of sickness, environmental issues (e.g. drinking water or waste disposal) and disease vectors such as rodents, flora and fauna or toxic materials from industrial operations.  Lilongwe, Malawi, June 2010.  (US Air Force Photo)
Lieutenant Colonel Paul Legendre and Maj Claudine Ward prepare for their briefings during the Defense Institute for Medical Operations (DIMO) operational preventive medicine course, presented in Lilongwe, Malawi, June 2010.  (US Air Force Photo)