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180517-N-RP442-424 SAN DIEGO (May 17, 2018) Master Chief Hospital Corpsman Miguel Lugo, assigned to Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet, conducts training with Sailors assigned to the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during a force protection exercise (FPEX). FPEX is a pre-deployment certification designed to test a ship’s ability to respond and communicate during a crisis. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jenna Dobson/Released) 180517-N-XN518-080 SAN DIEGO (May 17, 2018) Medical department Sailors transport a simulated victim during a mass casualty drill as part of a force protection exercise (FPEX) on board Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). FPEX is a pre-deployment certification designed to test a ship’s ability to respond and communicate during a crisis. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Irwin D. Sampaga/Released) 180516-N-MD713-0011 PACIFIC OCEAN (May 16, 2018) Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Karla Quintero, right, and Lt. John Wesner use a chemical identification system to perform tests on water samples aboard the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19). Mercy is deployed in support of Pacific Partnership 2018, whose mission is to work collectively with host and partner nations to enhance regional interoperability and disaster response capabilities, increase stability and security in the region and foster new and enduring friendships across the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cameron Pinske/Released) 180515-N-KP773-0131 PACIFIC OCEAN (May 15, 2018) Lt. Cmdr. Dave Glassman, center, an ortho-spine surgeon, demonstrates proper spine precautions during a medical response team drill for the knowledge exchange portion of the passing exercise aboard the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19). Mercy is deployed in support of Pacific Partnership 2018, whose mission is to work collectively with host and partner nations to enhance regional interoperability and disaster response capabilities, increase stability and security in the region and foster new and enduring friendships across the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Jasper Seisa/Released) 180503-N-AW702-006 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (May 3, 2018) Lt. Cmdr. Tamara Brainard, a dermatologist at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, conducts a shave biopsy. Brainard, a native of San Diego, California, says, 'It's an honor and privilege to provide care for our service members through dermatology, a medical specialty I love.' (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel, Naval Hospital Jacksonville/Released).

Navy Medicine Headlines

USNS Mercy arrives in Vietnam for Pacific Partnership
By Petty Officer 1st Class Micah Blechner
5/16/2018

Service members and partner nation personnel participating in Pacific Partnership 2018 aboard the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), arrived in Nha Trang, Vietnam, May 17.

Navy Medicine R&D Leaders Leverage Research for Readiness
By Regena Kowitz
5/14/2018

Leaders from across Navy Medicine’s research and development enterprise, which falls under the purview of Navy Medicine West (NMW), gathered April 26 and 27 to discuss warfighter readiness and the health of the research enterprise.

Navy Medicine Visits the Sunshine State for Tampa Navy Week
By Larry Coffey
5/10/2018

Rear Adm. Rebecca McCormick-Boyle, Navy Medicine Education, Training and Logistics Command (NMETLC) commander, and Command Master Chief Petty Officer Mitchell Sepulveda, NMETLC Command Master Chief (CMC), were in Florida for Tampa Navy Week 2018.

Mental Health: for Mission and Self
By Yan Kennon, Naval Hospital Jacksonville Public Affairs Office
5/8/2018

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- Mental health is as critical as physical health to mission readiness.
Mental health affects not only how people think and feel, it also influences how people handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.


Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit Participates in First-Ever Advanced Field Water Course
By Hugh Cox, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center
5/8/2018

The Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit Five (NEPMU-5) participated in the pilot Advanced Field Water course at Naval Base San Diego, April 30 - May 3, 2018.

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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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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
  
5/21/2018
STANDARD ORGANIZATIONAL POLICY FOR NAVY NURSING
COMPETENCIES AND CLINICAL READINESS
  
5/21/2018
ANALYSIS OF REMOVED COMBAT-RELATED METAL FRAGMENTS
  
5/7/2018
HIGH-RISK TRAINING POLICY
  
4/25/2018
TUBERCULOSIS SURVEILLANCE AND CONTROL PROGRAM
  
4/2/2018
HEALTH PROMOTION AND WELLNESS PROGRAM
  
3/28/2018
HEALTHCARE-ASSOCIATED INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL PROGRAM
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 BUMED Notes

 
Subject/Title
NOTE 14105/1/2018
APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019 NAVY MEDICINE CAREER MILESTONE SCREENING BOARD
NOTE 15204/23/2018
MEDICAL SERVICE CORPS OFFICER – DUTY UNDER INSTRUCTION DEGREE AND NON-DEGREE PROGRAMS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019
NOTE 63004/19/2018
SEPARATION HISTORY AND PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS
NOTE 124104/6/2018
BACHELOR DEGREE COMPLETION PROGRAM FOR FEDERAL CIVILIAN REGISTERED NURSES – FISCAL YEAR 2019
NOTE 62604/6/2018
HEARING CONSERVATION PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
NOTE 60004/2/2018
FIRST CALL RESOLUTION AND CALL BACK POLICY
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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 6320/4006/2016CONSENT FOR LONG-TERM OPIOID THERAPY FOR PAIN
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 
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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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