General Myers appeared on NBC to discuss his veterans program at MediSend on March 21st. Watch the interview here.
ReserveAid Supports the General Richard B. Myers Veterans Program
General Myers was in Dallas to visit veteran trainees in his program and to receive ReserveAid's generous donation.
On March 3rd, Polly Weidenkopf, Executive Director of ReserveAid, presented General Myers with a generous check benefiting the General Richard B. Myers Veterans Biomedical Technology Program™. ReserveAid's ongoing support for the General Myers Program has been a major factor in its success providing veteran graduates with careers and secure financial futures for their families.
Veteran trainee Kevin Stehney (US Coast Guard), Polly Weidenkopf - Executive Director of ReserveAid, Nick Hallack - President and CEO of MediSend, General Richard B. Myers -USAF Retired, Veteran trainees David Kipkemoi Langat (US Marines) and Derrick Brown (US Army)
The General Myers Program trains veterans as professional biomedical equipment technicians in only five months and helps to place them in well-paying jobs with great opportunity for advancement. Veteran graduates are now working in positions with prominent healthcare organizations around the country. One graduate is currently working in Germany as a contractor for the US military.
"While we take great pride in the core strengths of our program, the successful placement of our graduates into a lifetime career is our ultimate goal," says General Myers, "We are grateful to ReserveAid for their generosity and to Polly Weidenkopf for her passionate support of our veterans."
MediSend Awarded Certification as Career School and College
Exceptional programs and curriculum have earned MediSend's Biomedical Equipment Technology School™ the certification and title from the Texas Workforce Commission.
MediSend Biomedical Equipment Technology School™ has received certification as a Career School and College from the Texas Workforce Commission, an important factor in transferring credit hours to other reputable institutions should graduates decide to obtain advanced education and degrees.
In 2006, MediSend developed an intensive, fast-track biomedical technology program to train and educate professional biomedical equipment technicians (BMETs) for developing country hospitals. Medisend has since trained and equipped technicians for over 20 countries in the developing world. In 2012, MediSend's Biomedical Equipment Technology Program™ received approval from the US BMET Board of Examiners and the United States Certification Commission.
With employment of biomedical technicians projected to grow up to 30 percent in the US over the next decade, MediSend recognized the domestic need and in 2013 opened the General Richard B. Myers Veterans Biomedical Equipment Technology Program™ to returning US veterans. Veterans graduating from the General Myers Program have found careers at healthcare organizations such as Baylor Scott & White Health, DaVita Dialysis, Aramark Healthcare, Becton Dickinson as well as the US Military.
In 2014, with the help of Perkins+Will Architects, MediSend opened new classrooms and laboratories, offering students the opportunity to study and train in a state-of-the-art environment with a high instructor to student ratio. The MediSend Biomedical Equipment Technology School™ is located in the Elisabeth Dahan Humanitarian Center, MediSend's global headquarters, in Dallas, Texas.