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171204-N-GP724-1148 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Dec. 4, 2017) Lt. Aaron B. Hicks, right, performs an eye exam on Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Nicholas Forsythe while aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt and its carrier strike group are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alex Perlman/Released) 171204-N-FA490-1037 ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 4, 2017) Lt. Kenny Tran, left, and Hospital Corpsman Seaman Kevin Quach, right, perform a dental exam on Chief Aviation Boatswain's Mate Robert Grande aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt and its carrier strike group are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Andrew Langholf/Released) 171124-N-FP690-1048 INDIAN OCEAN (Nov. 24, 2017) Lt. Pamela Rakoski, assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt’s (CVN 71) Medical Department, left, and Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Nicholas Forsythe, assigned to the Sunkings of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 116, transport a patient during a medical drill. Theodore Roosevelt is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robyn B. Melvin/Released) 171122-N-TJ319-0058 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 22, 2017) Lieutenant Christopher Mullahey (center) from Baltimore and Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Rachel Gutches from Central Point, Oregon takes vitals from a Marine acting as a simulated evacuee during a non-combatant evacuation operations drill aboard the dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51). Oak Hill, components of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting a Combined Composite Training Unit Exercise that is the culmination of training for the Navy-Marine Corps team and will certify them for deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jessica L. Dowell)

Navy Medicine Headlines

Naval Hospital Bremerton Stresses 'Tis the Season to be Safe and Sober
By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs
12/12/2017

BREMERTON, Wash. (NNS) -- 'Tis the season, to be conscientious and not complacent, contemplative and not careless, and cautious not comatose.

Navy COOL Touts Hospital Corpsman Above National Average Certification
By Glenn Sircy, Center for Information Warfare Training Public Affairs
12/7/2017

PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- Navy Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) is honored to highlight Navy hospital corpsman Sailors exceeding average scores on the nationally recognized pharmacy technician certification exam.

Operation Cold Turkey heats up: 2nd Med Bn trains to save lives
By Cpl. Ashley Lawson, 2nd Marine Logistics Group
12/7/2017

U.S. Navy hospital corpsmen and doctors with Charlie Company, 2nd Medical Battalion participated in Operation Cold Turkey at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Dec. 4-7, 2017.

NMCP’s Laboratory Receives Zero-Discrepancy CAP Accreditation
By Rebecca Perron
12/6/2017

With a staff of 200, around-the-clock operations and the processing of 4.5 million samples annually in Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s laboratory, ensuring procedures are followed and certification paperwork is maintained 100 percent of the time can be a daunting task. But that’s exactly what the laboratory at NMCP did, announcing the results of a zero-discrepancy College of American Pathologists (CAP) accreditation Dec. 6.

Navy Drug and Alcohol Counselor School Serves as Rewarding Experience
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Lieberknecht
12/5/2017

SAN DIEGO (Dec. 5, 2017) -- Navy Drug and Alcohol Counselor School (NDACS) can be one of the most challenging but rewarding schools that the Navy has to offer. The rigor of the curriculum, the intense level of personal exploration, and the number of personnel applying to the program all contribute to a demanding level of study.

NAVY MEDICINE NEWS ARCHIVES
LAST UPDATED: JUNE 29, 2017
  
 

The Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) is the headquarters command for Navy Medicine. BUMED is where policy and direction are developed toward the Patient and Family Care vision which is carried out by Navy, Marine Corps and civilian personnel throughout the world.

BUMED is located at the Defense Health Headquarters (DHHQ) in Falls Church Virginia (just west of Washington DC) along with Army and Air Force medical commands.

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Navy Medicine Health Care consists of five distinct 'Corps'. Each corps consists of personnel specializing in a particular health care field. Click the Corps name on the left to view a description of the corps. More information about Navy Health Care careers can be found on the Navy Recruitment site: http://www.navy.com
 Medical Service Corps - The Medical Service Corps supports Navy Medicine's readiness and health benefits mission. It is the most diverse corps within Navy Medicine with 31 subspecialties organized under three major categories:

Healthcare Administrators
  • Financial Management
  • Education/Training Manangement
  • Patient Administration
  • Health Care Information System
  • Manpower, Personnel
  • Healthcare Facility Planning
  • Operational Analysis
  • Plans, Ops, & Med Intel
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Material Logistics

Clinicians
  • Audiology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Dietetics
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Podiatry
  • Social Work

Scientists
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Health
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Medical Technology
  • Aerospace Physiology
  • Aerospace Exp Psych
  • Research Psych
  • Radiation Health
  • Physiology
  • Microbiology
  • Biochem/Toxicology
Medical Service Corps personnel are stationed at Navy medical treatment facilities (MTF), Naval branch clinics, ships, US Marine Corps battalions, Fleet Marine Force, Seabee detachments, research centers and laboratories and staff positions throughout the Navy and Marine Corps.

For more information on Navy healthcare careers, please visit the Navy recruitment web site - www.navy.com

Nurses Corps - The Nurses Corps provide care or support either through direct patient care at the bedside or as a provider, in the an administrative role, as an instructor, recruiter, quality management manager or researcher. The areas of specialties include:
  • Medical-Surgery
  • Manpower
  • Education and Training
  • Nursing Research
  • Maternal/Infant
  • Pediatrics
  • Public Health
  • Mental Health
  • Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Emergency Room/Trauma
  • Perioperative
  • Critical Care
  • Certified Nurse Anesthetist
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Practice Nurse Practitioner
  • Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Midwife

Nurse Corps personnel are stationed at medical treatment facilities (MTF), clinics, recruiting centers, hospital corps school, the White House, expeditionary medical facilities, forward operating bases fleet surgical teams, aircraft carriers, Navy Medicine headquarters and the Bureau of Naval Personnel.

For more information on Navy healthcare careers, please visit the Navy recruitment web site - www.navy.com

Medical Corps - The Navy Medical Corps is broad and diverse. It is comprised of physicians who are practicing or training in dozens of medical and surgical specialties with over 200 subspecialties. The areas of specialties include:
  • Family medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • General Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Otolaryngology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Radiology
  • Psychiatry
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Aerospace Medicine
  • Undersea Medicine
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Urology
  • Pathology
  • Physical & Rehabilitative Medicine
  • Dermatology

Navy physicians are stationed at our major tertiary care teaching facilities, clinics, and hospitals located within the United States and various overseas locations. They are at research units, in various joint commands, and in other federal institutions. Navy physicians are assigned as operational medical officers providing direct support to Navy and Marine Corps commands, squadrons, battalions and units. On very short notice, Navy physicians deploy in support of combat operations, disaster relief, and humanitarian assistance missions, providing patient care ashore and afloat.

For more information on Navy healthcare careers, please visit the Navy recruitment web site - www.navy.com

Dental Corps - The Navy Dental Corps is comprised of more than 1,000 active duty and nearly 270 Reserved dentists who ensure dental readiness while optimizing dental health. The areas of specialties include:
  • Comprehensive Dentistry
  • Dental and Biomedical Research
  • Dental Public Health
  • Endodontics
  • Forensic Odontology
  • Maxillofacial Prosthetics
  • Operative Dentistry
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Oral Medicine and Radiology
  • Orofacial Pain
  • Orthodontics
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Periodontics
  • Prosthodontics

Navy dentists are stationed at military treatment facilities, with Marine battalions, clinics, and hospitals located within the U.S. and various overseas locations. Navy dentists provide direct support to Navy and Marine Corps commands, squadrons, battalions and Seabee detachments. They deploy in support of combat operations, disaster relief, and humanitarian assistance missions, providing patient care ashore and afloat.

For more information on Navy healthcare careers, please visit the Navy recruitment web site - www.navy.com

Hospital Corps - The Hospital Corps is the only enlisted corps in the military. The hospital corpsman rating (HM) is the largest and most diverse in the Navy with specialties to include:
  • Hospital Corpsman - Basic
  • Submarine IDC (Independent Duty Corpsman)
  • Fleet Marine Force
  • Aerospace Medicine Technician
  • SAR (Search and Rescue) Medical Technician
  • Aviation Physiology
  • Radiation Health Technician
  • Cardiovascular Technician
  • Biomedical Equipment Technician
  • Nuclear Medicine Technician
  • Surface Force IDC (Independent Duty Corpsman)
  • Recon Corpsman
  • Preventative Medicine Technician
  • Hemodialysis Technician
  • Radiographer
  • Electronneurodiagnostic Technician
  • Optician
  • Physical Therapy Technician
  • Occupational Therapy Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Surgical Technologist
  • Behavior Technician
  • Urology Technician
  • Orthopedic Castroom Technician
  • Dive Medicine Technician
  • Dive IDC (Independent Duty Corpsman)
  • Morticians
  • Histology Technician
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Respiratory Therapy Technician
  • Dental Assistant
  • Advanced Dental Assistant
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Basic Dental Laboratory Technician
  • Advanced Dental Laboratory Technician
  • Maxillofacial Technician

For more information on Navy healthcare careers, please visit the Navy recruitment web site - www.navy.com

Navy Medicine Records Activity (NMRA)

NMRA ensures timely transfer of service treatment records (STRs) to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) within 45 calendar days in support of Navy veterans filing a VA claim.

Following separation or retirement, these records become a component of their health care documentation.

A complete STR includes all service-provided medical and dental documentation, civilian-provided medical and dental documentation, the service member's electronic health record file (AHLTA Web Print/AWP) and a service treatment record certification (DD Form 2963).

NMRA mailing address:
 
Navy Medicine Records Activity
BUMED Detachment
4300 Goodfellow Blvd Bldg 103
Saint Louis, MO  63120
 
Phone number:  314-260-8120
Fax number:  314-260-8128
 
 
For more information regarding service treatment records for individuals who have served in the United States Navy and have retired or seperated from service, click here.

Navy Medicine has a long and proud history. The first shots of the American Revolution fired at Lexington and Concord on 19 April 1775 marked both the birth of a nation and the Continental Army. However, it was the British blockade of the American coast and the need to break that blockade that spawned the Continental Navy and ultimately what we now call the Navy Medical Department. Aboard ships captained by the likes of John Paul Jones and John Barry, were the first sickbays where ship surgeons, assisted by loblolly boys, practiced their healing craft. Although science and medicine has changed greatly over the last three centuries, Navy Medicine’s mission of healthcare and readiness remains true today as it did in the “Age of Sail.”

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A historical review of the people, events, the innovations that have helped shape the Navy Medical Department. Updated monthly.

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The Grog


A Journal of Navy Medicine History and Culture

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Issue 46, 2017
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Medal of Honor
Read about Navy Medicine
Medal of Honor recipients
Navy Medicine Memorial
Learn about Navy Medicine personnel killed in action
Oral Histories
Read accounts and experiences
of Navy Medicine personnel
Past Leadership
Surgeons General
Force Master Chiefs
 

Read more about Navy Medicine at the Medical Heritage Library

 

   

Below are a listing of latest Instruction and Notes.
To access the main Directives web site, click here.
 

 Please direct your questions about specific directives, publications or forms to:

 
BUREAU OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY
SECRETARIAT OFFICE
7700 Arlington Blvd. Ste 5120
Falls Church, VA   22042-5120
 
Telephone: (703) 681-8982 (DSN 761)

 

POLICY and GUIDANCE Documents

 

 

 

 

 

 BUMED Instructions

 
Subject/Title
  
4/16/2017
NAVY MEDICINE MASTER TRAINING SPECIALIST PROGRAM
  
11/3/2017
CUSTOM MAGNIFICATION LOUPES FOR NAVY MEDICAL AND DENTAL CLINICAL PERSONNEL
  
11/3/2017
CUSTOM MAGNIFICATION LOUPES FOR NAVY MEDICAL AND DENTAL CLINICAL PERSONNEL
  
11/3/2017
FUNDING PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS AND CERTIFICATION EXAMINATIONS
  
10/25/2017
ADMINISTRATION OF LOCAL ANESTHETIC AGENTS BY DENTAL HYGIENISTS
  
10/25/2017
ADMINISTRATION OF LOCAL ANESTHETIC AGENTS BY DENTAL HYGIENISTS
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 BUMED Notes

 
Subject/Title
NOTE 50909/12/2017
ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
NOTE 63008/29/2017
NAVY MEDICINE VIRTUAL HEALTH VISIT ENCOUNTER SURVEY
NOTE 63005/31/2017
NAVY CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY COMMUNITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY FISCAL YEAR 2017
NOTE 26206/13/2017
INFORMATION MANAGEMENT/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ONLINE COMMUNICATION SURVEY
NOTE 15246/13/2017
2017 JOINT SERVICE GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION SELECTION BOARD APPLICATION PROCEDURES
NOTE 52155/31/2017
CANCELLATION OF INSTRUCTIONS AND FORMS
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 BUMED HQ Instructions

 
Subject
  
12/29/2015
CIVILIAN OF THE QUARTER AND CIVILIAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS
  
11/3/2015
FITNESS RESPORTS/EVALUATIONS REPORTING SENIOR AUTHORITY
  
9/16/2015
BUREAU OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY HEADQUARTERS TELEWORK PROGRAM
  
9/9/2015
BUREAU OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY RECOGNITION AND AWARDS PROGRAM FOR CIVILIANS
  
9/9/2015
CIVILIAN OF THE QUARTER AND CIVLIAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS
  
8/12/2015
COMMAND SUICIDE PREVENTION PROGRAM
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 BUMED HQ Notes

 
Note 10508/28/2015BUREAU OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY HEADQUARTERS 2016 HOLIDAY WEEKEND SCHEDULE
 

 NAVMED Forms

 
NAVMED 6600/3(Rev. 10/2017)DENTAL HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE 
NAVMED 5040/94/2017MEDICAL INSPECTOR GENERAL (MEDIG) COMMAND INSPECTION INFORMATION SHEET
NAVMED 5040/84/2017MEDICAL INSPECTOR GENERAL (MEDIG) COMMAND INSPECTION PLANNING WORKSHEET
NAVMED 12610/103/2016OFF-DUTY CIVILIAN EMPLOYMENT REQUEST
NAVMED 1410/104/2017BUREAU OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY CAREER MILESTONE SCREENING APPLICATION
NAVMED 12410/103/2015PAYMENT OF EXPENSES FOR ACADEMIC COURSES AND PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS FOR CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES - CONTINUED SERVICE AGREEMENT
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 BUMED Forms

 
BUMED 5310/12/2017BUMED HUMAN RESOURCES ACTION REQUEST
BUMED 12451/512/2015CIVILIAN OF THE QUARTER/YEAR AWARD NOMINATION
BUMED 5355/17/2015URINALYSIS OBSERVER BRIEFING SHEET
BUMED 12000/53/2015CIVILIAN INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN
BUMED 10460/112/2003EQUIPMENT AND WORK REQUEST 
BUMED 8150/205/2002BUMED PRE-PLANNING BOMB THREAT CHECK LIST 
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Navy Medicine Conference Information and Policy
(Updated: 15 Dec 2016)

All information and forms relating to attending and hosting a conference have been relocated to an internal CAC enabled website.

Navy Medicine personnel, please click here to access the CAC enabled site.

Non Navy Medicine personnel, please click here​ to access the CAC enabled site.

If you have questions or cannot access the CAC enabled site, please contact:

usn.ncr.bumedfchva.mbx.bumed-conference-approval@mail.mil

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