Derrick A. Hamaoka, Maj, USAF, MC, FS, is a psychiatrist and Assistant Professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He has been at the school since 2003 and serves in the capacity as Director of the Third Year Psychiatry Clerkship. His other educational pursuits include the Introductory of Clinical Medicine I, the Bushmaster field exercise, and the Human Behavior Course. He is a graduate of the California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo (Biology); his medical degree is from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (1999). He is a graduate of the Wilford Hall Medical Center/University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio psychiatry residency program (2003) and served as Chief Resident.
Dr. Hamaoka’s research interests include areas of medical student education. His interests also include development of complementary media and resources in teaching psychiatry. At the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, he has authored continuing medical education pieces relating to bioterrorism. He has also authored pieces for the University sponsored health initiative “Courage to Care” and is responsible for its distribution.