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NUMI Student Awarded Navy and Marine Corps Medal
(February 20, 2015)

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Bruce Cummins, Naval Undersea Medical Institute Public Affairs

GROTON, Conn. (NNS) -- A student in the Naval Undersea Medical Institute's (NUMI) Submarine Independent Duty Corpsman class was awarded the second highest non-combat medal awarded by the U.S. Navy during a Feb. 20 ceremony at Naval Branch Health Clinic at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut.
150224-N-GG458-035 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb. 24, 2015)

Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman Kinkela Kuedituka delivers remarks during a Black History Month celebration and cake cutting aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24). Arlington is underway in preparation for future deployments. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stevie Tate/Released)

Navy Surgeon General, Force Master Chief Applaud Science, Collaboration at U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 3 Cairo, Egypt
(February 23, 2015)

By Capt. Dora Lockwood, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs

CAIRO, Egypt (NNS) -- The Navy's surgeon general and Hospital Corps force master chief (FORCM) completed a visit to U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 3 (NAMRU-3), Feb. 17. Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, and FORCM Sherman Boss received an overview of current projects and ongoing infectious disease surveillance efforts in Egypt and Africa while visiting NAMRU-3 facilities.
Navy Surgeon General Fosters Medical Collaboration, Global Health in Egypt
(February 25, 2015)

By Capt. Dora Lockwood, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs

CAIRO, Egypt (NNS) -- The Navy's surgeon general visited Egyptian military medical facilities in Cairo, Feb. 15-17. Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, visited Galaa Military Medical Compound (GMCC) and the Armed Forces College of Medicine.
Surgeon General Commends Expeditionary Medical Facility, Medical Personnel in Djibouti
(February 20, 2015)

By Capt. Dora Lockwood, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs

CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (NNS) -- The Surgeon General of the Navy and Hospital Corps Force Master Chief (FORCM) visited Camp Lemonnier Feb. 13-14. Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, surgeon general of the Navy and chief of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, and Force Master Chief Sherman Boss toured medical facilities and met with active and reserve medical personnel assigned to the Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF), deployed Marine units, and Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA).
An Insider’s Perspective from the Ebola Front Lines in Liberia
(February 18, 2015)

By Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Weiner, officer- in-charge, Naval Medical Research Center Mobile Laboratory Island Clinic

During September 2014, the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) deployed two mobile laboratories to Liberia in support of Operation United Assistance. Our lab, the Navy Mobile Laboratory Island Clinic, was co-located with the World Health Organization’s Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) on Bushrod Island, Monrovia, Liberia, and became fully operational under the Joint Force Command for Operation United Assistance October 1, 2014.
NAVY MEDICINE NEWS

Navy Surgeon General: Readiness, Value and Jointness in 2015

By Vice Adm. Matthew Nathan
Let me start by acknowledging your tremendous professionalism and dedication. We are fortunate to have our country’s finest health care professionals serving in Navy Medicine. Your service, marked by an ethos of readiness, agility and commitment, has a significant impact on our Navy and Marine Corps family and all our beneficiaries.

Read more on the Navy Medicine Blog

Medical Research Month
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Navy Medicine's research spans the globe and includes partnerships in undersea and aerospace medicine; vaccine and infectious disease research; environmental health and toxicology; and surgical and reconstructive research, including regenerative medicine. Throughout March, we'll showcase how Navy Medicine is helping to ensure the readiness and well-being of the entire Navy and Marine Corps team through medical research and development. Join the conversation online and help us spread the word: #MedicalResearch

Navy Medicine Almanac 2015

​Last Updated: 25 February 2015

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Vice Admiral
Matthew L. Nathan
Surgeon General

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.

 
FORCM (FMF/SS/SW)
Sherman Boss
Force Master Chief
 

 
Rear Admiral
Priscilla Coe
Interim BUMED Chief of Staff
 
HMCM (SS/SW/FMF)
Patrick Blake West
BUMED Command Master Chief

 
 
   
Mission and Vision/Charted Course Strategic Map
Navy Medicine Mission and Vision Navy Medicine Mission and Vision
Mission: We enable readiness, wellness, and healthcare to Sailors, Marines, their families, and all others entrusted to us worldwide be it on land or at sea.

Vision: Navy Medicine is the pinnacle of excellence - answering the call across any dynamic - from kinetic operations to global engagement. Our healthcare is patient-centered and provides best value, preserves health, and maintains readiness. Agility, professionalism, an ethos of care, and the ability to deploy to any environment or sea state are our hallmarks.
Navy Medicine Strategic Map
The Navy Medicine Strategy Map outlines and defines the goals and priorities for the Navy Medicine enterprise. Click on the map to learn more.
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 Logisitics

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

Scientists
  • Entomolgy
  • 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 reseacher. 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 specialities with over 200 subspecialities. The areas of specialities 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 - Dental Corps personnel ensure dental readiness while optimizing dental health. Personnel consists of:
  • Dentists
  • Dental Assistants
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Dental Laboratory Technicians
  • Maxillofacial Technicians

The dental corps are located at medical treatment facilities, marine battalions, aircraft carriers, amphibious ships, hospital ships, support ships and Seabee detachments.

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 specialities to include:
  • Hospital Corpsman - Basic
  • Submarine IDC (Independant 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 Techniciam
  • Surface Force IDC (Independant 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 (Independant Duty Corpsman)
  • Morticians
  • Histology Technician
  • Medical Laboratoy 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 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 Navy Medicine Giant"

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A Journal of Navy Medicine History and Culture

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Read about Navy Medicine
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Navy Medicine Magazine
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Navy Medicine Almanac 
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Almanac 2015
(PDF)

MedNewsSept2013 
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The Grog Issue 39 2014 
The Grog
Issue 41 2014
(ISSUU)

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Navy Medicine Video (Surgical Strike)
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Global Health Engagement Video
(WMV - 90MB)
   
  
Navy Medicine Global Health Engagement comprises health and medical related actions and programs undertaken by the Department of Defense to improve foreign armed forces' or foreign civilian authorities' health system capacity; and to promote and strengthen their human and/or animal health systems in support of national security objectives.
 


 

Watch the Global Health Engagement video on YouTube.
You can also download the video (WMV - 90MB)



Download the Pacific Partnership video (​MP4 - 8.3MB)

 

 
 

 

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To access the main Directives web site, click here.
 

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

 
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SECRETARIAT OFFICE
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Telephone: (703) 681-8982 (DSN 761)

 

POLICY and GUIDANCE Documents

 

 

 

 

 

 BUMED Instructions

 
Subject/Title
  
2/6/2015
BUREAU OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY SAILOR OF THE QUARTER, SAILOR OF THE YEAR PROGRAMS
  
1/15/2015
RESUSCITATION EDUCATION AND TRAINING
  
1/15/2015
RESUSCITATION EDUCATION AND TRAINING
  
12/5/2014
WATER QUALITY STANDARDS
  
11/7/2014
BUREAU OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY MEDICAL LOGISTICS AWARDS PROGRAM
  
12/5/2014
INDEPENDENT DUTY CORPSMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD
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NOTE 152020 Feb 2015
ANNOUNCEMENT OF FISCAL YEAR 2016 DENTAL RESIDENCY TRAINING, POSTDOCTORAL EDUCATIONS AND TRAINING, AND ADVANCED CLINICAL PROGRAM
NOTE 543026 Jan 2015
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THE BUREAU OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY NAVAL EXPEDITIONARY HEALTH  SERVICE SUPPORT CAPABILITIES DEVELOPMENT AND INTEGRATION PROGRAM OFFICE
NOTE 152029 Sep 2014
CLINICAL TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DRAWOVER ANESTHESIA VAPORIZER
NOTE 52151 Oct 2014
CANCELLATION OF BUMEDINST 6010.14, PATIENTS PERSONAL EFFECTS AND VALUABLES
NOTE 15201 Oct 2014
ANNOUNCEMENT OF SUPPLEMENTAL MEDICAL SERVICE CORPS FISCAL YEAR 2015 DUTY UNDER INSTRUCTION  PROGRAM FOR FULL-TIME OUTSERVICE/FULL-TIME  INSERVICE DEGREE AND NON-DEGREE  PROGRAMS AND APPLICATION PROCEDURES 
NOTE 630025 Mar 2014
NAVY MEDICINE FAMILY PLANNING SERVICES PROVIDER DATA ANALYSIS
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Subject
  
1/20/2015
ENLISTED DISCIPLINARY REVIEW BOARD
  
1/16/2015
INFORMATION AND PERSONNEL SECURITY PROGRAMS
  
12/4/2014
UNIFORM POLICY AND REGULATION
  
10/19/2014
MENTORING PROGRAM
  
9/5/2014
SPACE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
  
7/7/2014
LEAVE AND LIBERTY FOR NAVAL PERSONNEL
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Note 1241012/8/2014REVISED FISCAL YEAR 2015 ANNUAL TRAINING PLAN
Note 10502/24/2015BUREAU OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY HEADQUARTERS 2015 HOLIDAY WEEKEND SCHEDULE
Note 16102/17/2015COMMANDER PERIODINC FITNESS REPORTS FOR THE PERIOD ENDING 30 APRIL 2015
Note 16161/30/2015SECOND CLASS PETTY OFFICER PERIODIC PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS FOR THE PERIOD ENDING 15 MARCH 2015
Note 61001/21/2015CYCLE 1 2015 PHYSICAL FITNESS ASSESSMENT
Note 344012/31/2014CRISIS AND CRITICAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT
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NAVMED 1520/1702/2015EVALUATION FOR ADVANCED DENTAL EDUCATION
NAVMED 1520/1602/2015DENTAL EDUCATION APPLICATION BRIEF SHEET
NAVMED 1650/310/2014NOMINATING OFFICER INFORMATION
NAVMED 1650/210/2014NOMINATING DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION
NAVMED 1650/110/2014BOARD APPRAISAL SHEET
NAVMED 5353/205/2003SARP TREATMENT RECORD, LEFT COVER PAGE
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BUMED 12000/44/2011BUMED Physical Fitness Program Medical Self Assessment
BUMED 12000/34/2011BUMED Physical Fitness Program Activity Plan
BUMED 12000/24/2011BUMED Physical Fitness Program Agreement and Informed Consent Waiver
BUMED 12000/14/2011BUMED Physical Fitness Program Request for Approval of Excused Absence and Memorandum of Understanding for Physical Fitness Activities
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: Nov 10, 2014) ​ ​ ​
 
DoD has adopted a very expansive definition of “conference.” Conference is defined as“a meeting, retreat, seminar, symposium, or event that involves attendee travel.” Events within the local duty station that do not require attendee travel (i.e. local conferences) may also qualify as conferences for the purposes of this guidance if they involve payment of a registration/conference fee and/or take place in a hotel or conference center.​
 
The Navy Medicine Conference Information page is the source for all updates regarding conference policies, instructions and guidance.
 
*11/10/14 - Conference Request Confirmation Policy: Effective 10 Nov 2014, for all conference request submissions, the BUMED Conference Approval Team will respond within (72) hours. If you do not receive a confirmation of receipt within that timeframe your request was not received. Please re-submit your request.

*10/29/2014 - Update on Conference Approved List: Effective 1 Nov 2014, the Conference Approved List will no longer be posted on the website. Personnel wishing to attend a Non-DoD hosted conference must contact their Specialty Leader/Quota Control Manager to submit their request to attend a conference.
 
*10/29/2014 - Update to Conference Request Submission Deadlines: Effective 1 Jan 2015, all requests for attendance of a Non-DoD Conference must be submitted no later than (90) days prior to the conference start date for requests under $90,000.00 and (180) days for requests over $90,000.00. Additionally, all requests to host a DoN/DoD Conference must be submitted (120) days prior to the proposed conference start date for requests under $500,000.00 and (180) days for requests over $500,000.00.
 
Personnel from the following commands are required to seek approval and funding through Defense Health Agency (DHA) for conferences:
WRNMMC - Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and FBCH- Fort Belvoir Community Hospital.
 
Click HERE to access forms and documentation. (Updated 25 Feb 2015)