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170522-N-WJ640-011 NHA TRANG, Vietnam (May 22, 2017) Lt. Vanna Rocchi, from Naval Medical Center San Diego, treats a patient during Pacific Partnership 2017 Khanh Hoa at Khanh Hoa General Hospital, May 22. Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Asia-Pacific and aims to enhance regional coordination in areas such as medical readiness and preparedness for manmade and natural disasters. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Madailein Abbott) 170516-N-OU129-073 DA NANG, Vietnam (May 16, 2017) Lt. Cmdr. Justin Dye (center) from Naval Medical Center San Diego performs spinal surgery at Da Nang Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Medical Center during Pacific Partnership 017 Da Nang May 16. Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multilateral umanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in he Indo-Asia-Pacific and aims to enhance regional coordination in areas such s medical readiness and preparedness for manmade and natural disasters. (U.S.avy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshuaulton/Released) 170515-N-GC965-0022 PACIFIC OCEAN (May 15, 2017) Lt. Cmdr. Elise Brandon, a doctor assigned to Fleet Surgical Team 1, inspects a patient's wound aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) during a mass casualty drill. The America Amphibious Ready Group are conducting a composite training unit exercise off the coast of Southern California in preparation for a deployment later this year. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ramon Go/Released) 170419-N-SF984-056 KUCHING, Malaysia (April 19, 2017) Lt. Yamel Ramirez performs dental work on a patient as Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force dentist Cmdr. Mikio Ozawa and Malaysian Armed Forces dentist Lt. Nathan Ashwin observe during a community health engagement at Suba Buan Bau for Pacific Partnership 2017 Malaysia. Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Asia-Pacific and aims to enhance regional coordination in areas such as medical readiness and preparedness for manmade and natural disasters. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chelsea Troy Milburn/Released)

Navy Medicine Headlines

Navy Medicine East stresses pursuit of mental health a sign of strength
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Stephane Belcher
5/19/2017

Navy Medicine East is focused on increasing awareness of psychological and emotional health among service members, veterans, family members and caregivers during the month of May in support of National Mental Health Awareness Month.

Naval Medical Center San Diego Celebrates its 100th Birthday
By Mike Alvarez
5/19/2017

NAVAL MEDICAL CENTER SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Hundreds from throughout the San Diego community assembled here today in celebration of Naval Medical Center San Diego's (NMCSD) 100th birthday.

Naval Hospital Jacksonville and Reserve Units Earn Navy Blue H
By Yan Kennon, Public Affairs Senior Writer, Naval Hospital Jacksonville
5/18/2017

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Jacksonville, Operational Health Support Unit (OHSU) Jacksonville headquarters, and 10 OHSU Jacksonville detachments have again earned the Navy Surgeon General's Health Promotion and Wellness Blue H Award for 2016.

2016 Navy Blue-H Health Promotion and Wellness Award Winners Announced
By Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center, Public Affairs
5/16/2017

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- The Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC) announced May 16, that 681 Navy and Marine Corps organizations received the 2016 Blue H - Navy Surgeon General's Health Promotion and Wellness Award.

Truman Earns Navy Surgeon General's Blue H Award
By Mass Communication Specialists 3rd Class Anthony Flynn and K.R. Jackson-Smith, USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Public Affairs
5/16/2017

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- Aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman's (CVN 75) Medical department was awarded a 2016 Blue H - Navy Surgeon General's Health Promotion and Wellness Award May 12 for excellence in workplace health promotion policies, activities and outcomes.

NMCP Chief Quilts to Give Comfort
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Terah L. Bryant NMCP Public Affairs
5/11/2017

PORTSMOUTH, Va (NNS) -- It began as a simple request from her husband for a homemade quilt that quickly turned into a quilting passion for Chief Hospital Corpsman Sybil Magrill.

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Mental Health Awareness Month
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Navy Medicine is focused on mental health awareness throughout May. Our Navy and Marine Corps team must be psychologically fit to accomplish the mission. However, daily stressors, deployment or mobilization can present unique and psychological challenges to Sailors, Marines and their families. The good news is that many psychological health concerns are preventable and treatable. Join the conversation #MentalHealth

NAVY MEDICINE NEWS ARCHIVES
LAST UPDATED: APRIL 27, 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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Issue 45, 2016
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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
  
5/18/2017
CAPTAIN JOAN DOOLING AWARD FOR INFORMATION PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE
  
5/10/2017
NAVY MEDICAL PHYSICS ADVISORY BOARD
  
4/3/2017
NURSE CORPS OFFICERS - FULL-TIME DUTY UNDER INSTRUCTION
  
3/31/2017
COMMAND QUALIFICATION PROGRAM
  
6/14/2010
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE POST GRADUATE DENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS (Searchable)
  
3/9/2017
IMPLEMENTATION AND MANAGEMENT OF PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK PROGRAM
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 BUMED Notes

 
Subject/Title
NOTE 14105/10/2017
APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2018 NAVY MEDICINE CAREER MILESTONE SCREENING BOARD
NOTE 15204/13/2017
MEDICAL SERVICE CORPS OFFICER – DUTY UNDER INSTRUCTION DEGREE AND NON-DEGREE PROGRAMS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2018
NOTE 14123/31/2017
APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2018 NAVY MEDICINE COMMAND SCREENING BOARD
NOTE 15203/9/2017
FISCAL YEAR 2018 DENTAL RESIDENCY TRAINING POSTDOCTORAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING, AND ADVANCE CLINICAL PROGRAM
NOTE 53532/24/2017
MEDICAL MARIJUANA – ACCESS TO CLINICAL PROGRAMS
NOTE 64102/10/2017
USE OF NAVY RECOMPRESSION CHAMBERS FOR MEDICAL ASSESSMENT OF AIRCREW AND AVIATION APPLICANTS
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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 MEDICNIE 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 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
NAVMED 6400/212/2014ANNUAL ATHLETIC TRAINER COUNSELING
NAVMED 6400/312/2014CERTIFIED ATHLETIC TRAINER REVIEW SHEET
NAVMED 6300/1906/2015LIABILITY WAIVER FOR RELEASE OF PLACENTA
NAVMED 6600/1204/2016RESERVE DENTAL ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATION 
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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 12000/44/2011BUMED PHYSICAL FITNESS PROGRAM MEDICAL SELF ASSESSMENT
BUMED 12000/34/2011BUMED PHYSICAL FITNESS PROGRAM ACTIVITY PLAN
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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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