They have to keep these types of missions broad. Not everyone might have an medic on their team. I have a captain who never takes a science BO with him: 2 tac and 2 eng all bought for combat prowess. Some concepts of "realism" need to be sacrificed to accommodate the entire player base.
if you have a medic have the game take you to, I dunno, the armory or engineering to solve the problem. if you don't have a medic THEN the medbay. Just an idea. Hey, for weekly mission/content updates I'm a happy man.
I just think it was silly. It's like Doctor Crusher beaming onto an alien ship and then going "Ah damn I forgot my medical kit! Guess I need to ransack this totally alien ship and use one of theirs!"