Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examiner (SAMFE)
CONTACT West Point Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) program if you have been sexually harassed and/or assaulted.
When a sexual assault occurs within the West Point footprint, a specially trained medical professional is available to ensure that person gets the care they need, and want.
Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examiners are experienced medical providers- registered nurses, nurse practitioners, Certified Nurse Midwives, physician assistants and doctors- with at least two years of clinical experience and additional training in performing sexual assault forensic exams.
There is no one answer or path toward healing for survivors of sexual assault. If you recently experienced a sexual assault, you may want to consider a Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE). SAFE is an examination of a sexual assault patient. It includes gathering medical history; conducting a full head-to-toe physical assessment and examination; documenting findings; collecting evidence; coordinating follow-on treatment; and providing necessary medical treatment. SAFEs are helpful for survivors who may want to pursue legal action against their perpetrator now or in the future.
More information and an InfoVideo of SAFE can be found at the DoD SAFE Helpline page