WHAT IS MEDICAL CADET CORPS? .
The Medical Cadet Corps, also known as “MCC”, is a ministry of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. The GC Chaplain’s Department oversees MCC for the world church.
The aim is to “train and equip members to provide spiritual comfort or “Spiritual First Aid,” and other services such as first aid, relief, rescue, humanitarian aid in times of emergency and disaster, as well as logistical support to all Seventh-day Adventist Church activities and programs as requested.” GC – MCC Manual, p. 11.
MCC was started back in the 1930’s and has a history of helping train Adventist young people to get basic medical training that could be of service if engaged in serving as medics in the US armed forces.
Today, MCC aims to connect Cadets through government disaster and relief agencies to assist as needed.
MCC also includes a regimen of physical exercises, and promotes mental and physical discipline.
The official age at which one can begin cadet training is eighteen.
For a full explanation of the MCC history, please reference the GC MCC Manual.