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The Division of Special Operations (DSO) provides central command and coordination of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institution’s field emergency medicine operations and special event medical services. The mission of the DSO is to promote education, research and clinical excellence for the emergency medical care of patients in austere and complex,out-of-hospital environments.
Since its formal inception in 2002, DSO has evolved into a central resource within the Department of Emergency Medicine for advisory, logistical and operational support of clinical care in challenging and unconventional venues.
Specific DSO programs and responsibilities include: