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How do I word this on CASPA?

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Hey all,

I was a GM in the Navy. However, for my last 6 months of enlistment I requested to go TAD to medical. I was given an OJT packet and stuck by the corpsman during their day-to-day activities. I was able to check-in patients, record vitals, administer vaccinations, perform blood draws, etc. Does this necessarily count as direct paid patient care? I am curious as to how I can word this on CASPA because it may be confusing to non-military. 

Thank you! 

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If you were hands on with a patient (vitals, labs, injections) I consider this direct patient care experience. Doesn't matter if you had the formal "training" or not. A lot of "medical assistants" I've known over the years didn't graduate from an MA program, they were "OJT" as the military likes to say. As for how to word this, I don't think you have to hide the fact you weren't a corpsman. Just be honest and say you were an active duty (or reserve) Navy Sailor that cross trained in medical and was allowed to perform supervised procedures

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