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170411-N-FO981-0060 PACIFIC OCEAN (April 11, 2017) Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Jack Green (left) and Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Taomadge Barnett (right), assigned to the medical team aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), transfer a patient to a operating table during a scheduled casualty evacuation drill. America is currently underway with more than 1,000 Sailors and 1,600 Marines conducting Amphibious Squadron/Marine Expeditionary Unit Integration operations in preparation for the ship's maiden deployment later this year. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jacob Holloway/Released) 170407-M-AS864-013 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (April 7, 2017) Sailors and Marines assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) treat a simulated patient during a casualty evacuation drill aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19). (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Adaecus G. Brooks/Released) 170406-N-BB534-230 SAN DIEGO (April 6, 2017) Cmdr. John Cason, program director Navy Refractive Surgery, performs the first small incision lenticular extraction (SMILE) procedure at Naval Medical Center San Diego. The SMILE procedure is the latest advancement in refractive surgery for correcting myopia or nearsightedness. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elizabeth Merriam/Released) 170327-N-YL073-090 MANAURE, Colombia (March 27, 2017) Lt. Paula Davidson, from Capser, Wyo., assigned to Naval Branch Health Clinic Gulfport, Miss., performs dental work at a Manaure hospital during a Continuing Promise 2017 (CP-17) visit to Mayapo, Colombia. CP-17 is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored and U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet-conducted deployment to conduct civil-military operations including humanitarian assistance, training engagements, and medical, dental, and veterinary support to Central and South America. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shamira Purifoy/Released)

Navy Medicine Headlines

U.S., Brazilian Marines share medical knowledge
By Lance Cpl. Juan A. Soto-Delgado
4/24/2017

The Brazilian Marine Corps Expeditionary Medical Unit conducted a bilateral exchange with U.S. Navy hospital corpsmen and Marines with 2nd Medical Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, April 10-14.

Navy Medicine Researcher Plays in Annual NATO Chess Tournament
From Naval Medical Research Center Public Affairs
4/21/2017

SILVER SPRING, Md. (NNS) -- Lt. Chaselynn Watters, Navy Medicine researcher, represented the U.S. Navy at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Chess Championship in Hungary, March 26 - April 1, 2017.

Pacific Partnership 2017 Kicks Off Cooperative Health Engagement in Malaysia
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Chelsea Milburn, Pacific Partnership 2017 Public Affairs
4/21/2017

BAU, Malaysia (NNS) -- Vans filled with medical personnel in more than 10 different uniforms, supply trucks as tall as the houses they parked next to and hundreds of smiling and wide-eyed locals gathered in the narrow streets of Kampung Suba Buan.

Naval Hospital Beaufort Hosts Autism Fair in Support of Exceptional Families
By Lisa Lill
4/20/2017

BEAUFORT, S.C. – Naval Hospital Beaufort, in partnership with the Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) South Carolina Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP), hosted an Autism Fair April 20.

Naval Branch Health Clinic Mayport launches value-based care for diabetes and osteoarthritis
By Yan Kennon
4/20/2017

Naval Branch Health Clinic (NBHC) Mayport now offers a diabetes team and an osteoarthritis team, as part of an ongoing value-based care pilot program initiated at Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville in 2016.

U.S. Naval Hospital Naples welcomes first-of-its-kind embedded Army Medical Home
By Lt.Cmdr. Willie R Barksdale
4/20/2017

U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) Naples celebrated the opening of a first-of-its kind embedded Army Medical Home in its hospital with a cake cutting ceremony March 29, 2017. The clinic offers one-stop health care services to U.S. Army commands in the Naples area.

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month
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April is nationally recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Though the Navy's goal to eliminate sexual assault is a year-long effort, Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month is an opportunity to raise awareness and foster a culture of prevention. Through effective education and training, a 24/7 response capability to ensure victim support, reporting procedures available world-wide, and accountability that enhances the safety and well-being of all, Navy Medicine is dedicated to end sexual assault throughout the ranks. Throughout April, Navy Medicine will share information and resources about sexual assault prevention and ongoing education efforts throughout the enterprise. Join the conversation online and help spread the word: #SAAM

NAVY MEDICINE NEWS ARCHIVES
LAST UPDATED: APRIL 3, 2017
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Vice Admiral
C. Forrest Faison III
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.

For new employees, contractors and reporting military personnel
WELCOME ABOARD
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Master Chief
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Hosea Smith
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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 Journal of Navy Medicine History and Culture

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Issue 45, 2016
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Navy Medicine Memorial
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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
  
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
  
2/24/2017
NAVAL AVIATION SURVIVAL TRAINING PROGRAM DEVICES – QUALITY ASSURANCE AND REVALIDATION POLICY
  
2/26/2017
INDEPENDENT DUTY CORPSMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD
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 BUMED Notes

 
Subject/Title
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
NOTE 52152/3/2017
CANCELLATION OF BUMEDNOTE 6260, MEDICAL QUALIFICATION DETERMINATIONS
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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 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 
NAVMED 6410/1311/2016UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEM (UAS) PHYSICAL WORKSHEET
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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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