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Armed Forces Biomedical Society
AFBS
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What's the best thing about our club? 99% of our members share the same initial biomedical maintenance technician training; 99% of our members share a U.S. military background in biomedical maintenance and engineering.

AFBS Latest News (facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AFBSNews) :


1.  Thanks to our sponsors and members we had a phenomenal training and professional development year.  Here is a summary of training and other events this year:
-25APR2017 AGFA PACS101
-5MAY2017 Davinci Surgical System (Sponsored by HillRom)
-31MAY2017 HTM BBQ/ ECRI Infection Control Presentation (Sponsored by Spacelabs)
-11JUN2017 AAMI 2017 Conference DoD BMET Reunion (Sponsored by Spacelabs and Canon) 

2. Please remember to renew your membership.  It is very simple and it can be done securely on-line. We depend on your membership support.  Part of your membership goes to fund our training sessions, AAMI Scholarship Fund and Memberships and many other give-aways.
 
3. Want to earn your CBET/CRES/CLES? Join the METC BMET Certification Study Group Info (For those of you that have Common Access Card (CAC) access).  Additionally, all members can download the CBET Study Quiz (Sponsored by Stephens International) and other documents (from this site) that will help them get prepared for the exam.

The DOD METC Biomedical Equipment Training Program is hosting AAMI (Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation) certification training for CBET/CRES/CLES (Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician/Certified Radiology Equipment Specialist/Certified Laboratory Specialist) on a semi-annual basis coinciding with the examinations. The study group uses a 10 week outline scheduled prior to the exam (exam dates http://www.aami.org/certification/exam.html ). If interested log into:
https://www.milsuite.mil/book/groups/dod-bmet-certification . You will have to request access to view documentation. You will receive an email requesting additional information prior to approval.
4. Do not have a CAC, then give the CABMET study group a try. 

4. Thinking about becoming a member of the Armed Forces Biomedical Society?  Click on member signup button on top left of this webpage.  FYI: We have a Remote ($10) and-or Full membership ($25) option.  The Remote Membership was intended for those individuals that don't live-work in the Fort Detrick area (not enough time to drive to attend meetings on a regular basis).  This is a relatively new type of membership that was implemented based on feedback from DoD BMET's and Engineers from all around the country that simply wanted to support the AFBS because of their training-employment background.  Our future goal is to enhance what is provided to our Remote member via the website.  The Full Membership is mainly for the individuals that work or live in the Fort Detrick area and are usually able to attend all our scheduled quarterly society meetings-training-BBQ events.

 
5. Looking for Healthcare Technology Jobs?  Here are few resources to get started:
- Our Armed Forces Biomedical Society facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=armed%20forces%20biomedical%20society
- USAJOBS (Tip: Type "biomedical equipment specialist" ) https://www.usajobs.gov/

 

A special thanks to our previous and current sponsors:
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Officers:

President: Diego Gomez-Morales

Vice President: Shon McManus

Secretary: Lamar Reese

Treasurer:  Scott Harder

Membership Manager: Dennis Boney



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