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180209-N-NQ487-054 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb. 9, 2018) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Jazmine Striegel, right, tends to Airman Dylan KellySoto during a simulated mass casualty drill in the hangar bay aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman is underway for composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX), which evaluates the strike group's ability as a whole to carry out sustained combat operations from the sea, ultimately certifying the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group for deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kaysee Lohmann/Released) 180206-N-AD499-1005 ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 6, 2018) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jesus Contreras uses a microscope 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 Victoria Foley/Released) 180120-M-MX585-074 FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates (Jan. 20, 2018) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to Bravo Surgical Company, 1st Medical Battalion, check a simulated patient's vital signs during a mass casualty drill in support of exercise Native Fury 18. The exercise is designed to train Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Native Fury Marines and U.S. Navy Sailors in maritime prepositioning force operations and aims to increase proficiency, expand levels of cooperation, enhance maritime capabilities, and promote long-term regional stability and interoperability between the United Arab Emirates and the U.S. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Travis Jordan/Released) 180118-N-RZ218-0080 CHICAGO (Jan. 18, 2018) Force Master Chief Hosea Smith, Force Master Chief Hosea Smith, Navy Medicine’s force master chief and director of the Hospital Corps, and leadership from Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center leadership join instructors and corpsmen for a class photograph during graduation from a proof-of-concept training program that gives hospital corpsmen the opportunity to study and practice in-patient, out-patient and trauma care experience in Chicago, Ill. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John Paul Kotara II/Released)

Navy Medicine Headlines

Naval Hospital Jacksonville opens Micro Market
By Yan Kennon, Naval Hospital Jacksonville Public Affairs
2/20/2018

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- Naval Hospital Jacksonville opened its new Micro Market just off the hospital's central tower lobby. The Micro Market is the first of its kind at a Navy medical treatment facility (with 24/7 self-checkout).

Navy Medicine draws from the past to outline the future of battlefield medical care
By Petty Officer 1st Class John Kotara
2/20/2018

QUANTICO, Va. (NNS) – Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED), Lt. Gen. Michael Dana, deputy commandant, Installations and Logistics, and Rear Adm. Gayle Shaffer, medical officer of the Marine Corps, co-hosted the 21st Century Battlefield Medical Care Symposium Feb. 14-15 at Marine Corps Base Quantico.

NMCP Again Earns Re-accreditation after The Joint Commission Survey
By Rebecca Perron
2/20/2018

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP), along with its seven branch health clinics and two TRICARE Prime Clinics, underwent the rigorous triennial onsite survey from The Joint Commission (TJC) from Jan. 29 to Feb. 2, which has resulted in re-accreditation from TJC until 2021.

Navy Medicine East staffer receives San Diego Christian College Alumni of the Year Award
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Stephane Belcher
2/16/2018

Capt. David Jones; Navy Medicine East’s (NME) senior mental health executive and regional manager for Wounded, Ill and Injured, Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury programs; received the 2016-2017 San Diego Christian College (SDC) Alumni of the Year Award at the Homecoming Alumni of the Year event Feb. 16 in San Diego.

Bataan Medical Administration Officer Selected As Operational PAD Of The Year
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Mutis A Capizzi
1/19/2018

NORFOLK, Virginia, – The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan’s (LHD 5) medical administration officer, Lt. Matthew D. Forbes, was selected as 2017’s Operational Patient Administration Officer of the Year Jan. 19.

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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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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
  
2/21/2018
SUBSTANCE ABUSE REHABILITATION PROGRAM COUNSELOR OF THE YEAR AWARDS
  
2/5/2018
NAVY MEDICAL STAFF BYLAWS
  
2/1/2018
MEDICAL DEPARTMENT EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS AND SELECTION BOARD APPLICATION PROCEDURES
  
1/23/2018
STANDARDS OF ORAL HEALTH CARE
  
1/16/2018
MALARIA PREVENTION AND CONTROL
  
1/12/2018
APPROVAL PROCESS FOR PUBLIC RELEASE OF INFORMATION
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 BUMED Notes

 
Subject/Title
NOTE 11101/31/2018
FISCAL YEAR 2018 GUIDANCE ON USE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM FOR RETENTION OF NURSE CORPS OFFICERS
NOTE 13001/9/2018
ACCOUNTING FOR PRIMARY CARE MANAGERS
NOTE 15001/9/2018
FISCAL YEAR 2018 ENTERPRISE-WIDE COURSE ASSIGNMENTS
NOTE 601012/27/2017
DELEGATION OF PRIVILEGING AUTHORITY AND ASSIGNMENT OF BUREAU OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY RESPONSIBILITIES
NOTE 50909/12/2017
ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
NOTE 63008/29/2017
NAVY MEDICINE VIRTUAL HEALTH VISIT ENCOUNTER SURVEY
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 BUMED HQ Instructions

 
Subject
  
4/13/2017
MANUAL OF THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT MAINTENANCE
  
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
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 BUMED HQ Notes

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

 NAVMED Forms

 
NAVMED 5721/202/2017NAVY MEDICINE CLEARANCE OF AUTHORED WORKS FORM
NAVMED 6630/807/2015COMMANDER'S CONCURRENCE FORM 
NAVMED 6630/1305/2015BENEFITS, RISKS AND LIMITATIONS OF ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT
NAVMED 6630/1207/2015ORTHODONTIC STATEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING 
NAVMED 6630/1111/2016ORTHODONTIC DISCREPANCY INDEX 
NAVMED 6630/1007/2015ORTHODONTIC PATIENT EVALUATION SUMMARY
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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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