440 medical students take part in largest disaster training

First- and second-year D.O. students were involved in a volunteer disaster relief training on September 26. The American Red Cross took 440 students — the largest group trained in the United States this year — through a tabletop exercise with disaster situations to learn about the roles and responsibilities of a Red Cross Disaster Health Services volunteer.

Students learned how to respond to floods, tornadoes and other emergencies in the first 48 hours after a disaster. The training took place in the Olsen Center. The disaster relief program takes two sessions to complete; first-year students will complete their training in a second session next year.

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