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Medical Reserve Corps Newsletter


The mission of the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is to improve the health and safety of communities across the country by organizing volunteers to supplement existing emergency response resources when public health is threatened.

What is the Medical Reserve Corps?

The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) was founded after President Bush’s 2002 State of the Union Address, in which he asked all Americans to volunteer in support of their country. It is a partner program with Citizen Corps, a national network of volunteers dedicated to ensuring hometown security. Citizen Corps, along with AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and the Peace Corps are part of the President’s USA Freedom Corps, which promotes volunteerism and service nationwide.

The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Program coordinates the skills of practicing and retired physicians, nurses and other health professionals as well as other citizens interested in health issues, who are eager to volunteer to address their community’s ongoing public health needs and help their community during large-scale emergency situations.

MRC volunteers include medical and public health professionals such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, veterinarians, and non-medical community members who fill key support positions.


Individuals interested in volunteering in the Medical Reserve Corps should complete this MRC New Member Registration Guide and return it to:

Sal Scecchitano, MRC Coordinator
Rensselaer County Department of Health 1600 Seventh Avenue
Troy, NY 12180