Medical Education & Training Campus – Fort Sam Houston

Location: San Antonio, TX
MIF 3:
GC: ECC/Satterfield & Pontikes
Fabricator: Alpha Industries
Floor Area: 182,500 sq. ft.
Tonnage: 925 Tons
MIF 4:
GC: ECC/Satterfield & Pontikes
Fabricator: Alpha Industries
Floor Area: 250,300 sq. ft.
Tonnage: 1,255 Tons
METC Fitness Center:
GC: The Ross Group
Fabricator: Burcamp Steel
Floor Area: 46,300 sq. ft.
Tonnage: 250 Tons
Comments: As part of the 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission (BRAC) implementation plan, the Department of Defense consolidated medical training programs for enlisted personnel from all branches of the U.S. military at the Medical Education & Training Campus at Fort Sam Houston, in San Antonio, Texas, creating the largest institution of its kind. The campus consists of five medical instructional facilities (MIF), two field training facilities, three 1,200-student dormitories, a central energy plant, an administrative building, a dining hall and a fitness center.

MIF 3 is part of the post’s Medical Education Training Campus (METC) being constructed at Fort
Sam Houston to consolidate medical training programs for enlisted personnel from all branches of the U.S. military. Newly completed MIF 3 includes operating rooms, laboratories, and classrooms and will cross-train enlisted medical personnel in behavioral health, surgery, otolaryngology, urology, and other specialties. The 175,000-square-foot MIF 3 facility also will house administrative and academic support staff.

ECC and S&P also are building METC MIF 4, a 245,000-square-foot structure that will accommodate training for emergency and preventive medicine as well as other specialties. MIF 4 is scheduled to be completed in late 2014.

The METC program will consolidate Army, Navy, and Air Force enlisted medical training in outpatient, inpatient and contingency military medicine. With more than 30 medical programs, METC is expected to produce 24,000 graduates each year. It is part of an instructional campus required to meet the educational needs of relocated and consolidated joint service medical training at this installation.

The $128.0 million design-build project for MIF 3 and 4 represent the largest facilities within the planned METC. Once METC is complete, San Antonio will be the location where every U.S. military enlisted medic is trained.

The 46,300 sq. ft. Fitness Center on the METC features cardio equipment with personalized TV monitors, a gymnasium and an indoor track, in addition to two basketball courts, aerobic rooms and men’s and women’s locker rooms.