Robert Selvester enlisted in the Navy as a Hospital Corpsman in 1987, days after high school graduation. He served as a Aerospace Medical Technician for both Navy and Marine Corps rotary and fixed wing platforms, earning Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist and Fleet Marine Force designations, and taught Search and Rescue. As a Hospital Corpsman First Class he completed his undergraduate degree in Biology-Chemistry and accepted a commission upon acceptance to medical school at Case Western Reserve University, where he ultimately graduated with Honors and Distinction.
He completed Residency training in Family Medicine at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton. He has served in a number of clinical billets as well as teaching at the Interservice Physician Assistant Program and serving as Physician Consultant to the Formulary Management Branch (Pharmacy) at the Defense Health Agency. Prior to assuming his present position as Director of Navy Medical Modeling and Simulation Training he was the Senior Medical Officer at Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
This article reviews the background, scope, equipment, and organization of MM&S, placing particular emphasis on the evolving relationship between Readiness-oriented and Clinical Benefit-oriented training. The history of medical modeling and simulation is relatively contemporary, but has roots in antiquity. The…