UHMS OFFERS A SCHOLARSHIP for ASPIRING CHAMBER OPERATORS for training in the 40-hour ICHM
The UHMS has received $30,000 to fund a scholarship to help technical and nursing professionals become certified hyperbaric chamber operators.
The Associates Educational Scholarship has been established in honor of Kevan Corson, CHT, CHWS, DMT-1, to honor his enormous and ongoing contribution to the field of hyperbaric medicine as a chamber operator, educator, consultant, diver, technical advisor, and animal advocate.
The UHMS has received $30,000 in seed money from RestorixHealth to fund the scholarship. Alongside our participating educational providers International ATMO, Poseidon Safety International, Simon Fraser University and Wound Care Education Partners.
This scholarship is for non-physicians seeking to become certified hyperbaric chamber operators but who need financial assistance to attend a UHMS approved introductory course in hyperbaric medicine. Applicants cannot have previously attended an introductory course in hyperbaric medicine or have an existing or expired hyperbaric technician certification through the NBDHMT or ABWH. This includes such goals as becoming a Certified Hyperbaric Technologist, Certified Hyperbaric Nurse, Certified Hyperbaric Specialist or Certified Hyperbaric and Wound Care Specialist.
The scholarship will directly cover the cost of the introductory course for students who seek and are approved for scholarship funds. The funds will be paid directly to the company hosting the course on behalf of each student. Travel or other miscellaneous expenses incurred by the student are not eligible for scholarship fund reimbursement.
To apply for consideration go to https://www.uhms.org/associates-educational-scholarship-application and complete the application. Applicants who are approved will be notified via email with further instructions.
Here’s a list of agencies that provide certification.
- National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine
- Baromedical Nurses Association
- American Board of Wound Healing
Formed in 1967, the mission of the UHMS is:
- To provide a forum for professional scientific communication among individuals and groups involved in basic and applied studies concerned with life sciences and human factors aspects of the undersea environment and hyperbaric medicine.
- To promote cooperation between the life sciences and other disciplines concerned with undersea activity, hyperbaric medicine, and wound care.
- To develop and promote educational activities and other programs, which improve the scientific knowledge of matters related to undersea and hyperbaric environments and the accepted applications of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for the membership, as well as physicians and allied health professionals, divers, diver technicians and the public at large.
- To provide a source of information and support in the clinical practice of hyperbaric medicine and to stay abreast of legislative, legal, and regulatory changes in the field.
- To provide a means by which hyperbaric facility directors/owners will have an opportunity to request an accreditation survey of their facility for safety, staffing and verifying the adequacy of the professional medical application of hyperbaric therapy.
If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- 1st quarter opens October 1 - closes December 31
- AC reviews applications: Second Thursday in January
- 2nd quarter opens: January 1 - closes March 31
- AC reviews applications: Second Thursday in April
- 3rd quarter opens: April 1 - closes June 30
- AC reviews applications: Second Thursday in July
- 4th quarter opens: July 1 - closes Sept 30
- AC reviews applications: Second Thursday in Oct
- Must NOT have an existing or expired hyperbaric technician certification through the NBDHMT or ABWH.
- Scholarship funds are available on a one-time basis per individual.
- The UHMS scholarship funds will be paid directly to the company hosting the course (on behalf of each student). Travel or other miscellaneous expenses incurred by the student are not eligible for scholarship fund reimbursement.
- Receiving scholarship funds does not guarantee certification. Passing the course does not represent certification. It is the responsibility of the candidate to fulfill all of the training and competencies necessary to become certified, to include applying for the course within three to five months of notification of award and passing the examination for certification with whichever agency they choose.