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Bosque School

Medical Reserve Corp (MRC)

Students take a simulated patient to an air-life helicopter during immersives

Bosque School’s signature Medical Reserve Corps program provides rigorous medical training, the opportunity for New Mexico first responder licensure, and hands-on medical skills and patient care practices that set our graduates apart from their peers. 

For students interested in pursuing personal passions and future careers in the medical field, Bosque School provides the opportunity to engage in our Emergency Response Team (ERT) and Junior Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) unit. Through our ERT/MRC program, our students dual enroll in a Central New Mexico Community College first responder course as part of our three-week Immersive program. During the first responder course, students learn everything from taking vital signs to spinal immobilization, anatomy to medication administration, supraglottic airway placement, and how to deliver a baby in an emergency.

After passing their college-level lab and theory courses, the recruits are prepared to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Exam and become licensed first responders in the state of New Mexico. Once licensed, ERT/MRC students work under UNM EMS Consortium medical direction alongside licensed EMTs and the school nurse as part of our in-house EMS Agency, the Bosque School Emergency Response Team. The students become front-line providers for student health on campus, as well as in the community, as they engage with public health initiatives such as organizing vaccine clinics and deploying to disaster relief sites. Our ERT/MRC graduates interested in pursuing pre-med, nursing, pre-hospital emergency medicine, public health, or medical research in college are uniquely poised with real-world practitioner experience and stand out significantly from their peers.

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I am currently studying for the final physician associate exams. I opted for a master's route because it offered more specialty flexibility and the opportunity to work sooner with advanced procedures…I am forever grateful for MRC and the opportunities the program gave me. It allowed me to find my passion, and I am so grateful to be where I am today.

Lela Beer, 2017
Bachelor’s degree in biomedical science, dual minor in philosophy and chemistry from Northern Arizona University Honors College
Pursuing a master’s degree in physician assistant studies at South College

MRC offers lots of opportunities to get involved in the medical community. I enjoyed learning about medical care and how to treat patients, which I will use in the future for my own patients…When we had to take the first responder exam, it helped me learn how to study for future medical exams such as the DAT and other dental tests. MRC is a great opportunity to learn about the medical field and the different pathways that are out there.

Bryanna Bravo, 2018
Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, dual minor in biology and Spanish from Creighton University
Currently attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine


MRC student in First Responder class
MRC students practice a rescue simulation
MRC students in First Responder class