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Scrubbing In: Vaccines
(January 15, 2015)

Scrubbing In, brought to you by the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, takes you around Navy Medicine to show who we are and what we do. In this episode, host Paul Ross travels to the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) in Silver Spring, Maryland to learn how the Infectious Disease Directorate protects warfighters. (Produced by U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Visual Information Directorate, published Jan. 15, 2015).

A Look Back: Navy Medicine in 1915
(January 14, 2015)

By André B. Sobocinski, BUMED Historian

The year 1915 saw the hopes of a short war in Europe crushed by further entrenchment, weaponization of poison gas and Germany’s policy of unrestricted submarine warfare. Although the United States would remain neutral throughout the year, the loss of the Cunard liner Lusitania along with 124 American lives in May would help change that. On the homefront, the year saw the first long-distance (transcontinental) telephone call made between New York and San Francisco (January); in Mississippi, public health researcher Dr. Joseph Goldberger would unlock the mystery of the nutritional disease Pellagra (February). The year also was marked by the release of Charlie Chaplin’s The Tramp and D.W. Griffith’s Birth of a Nation , two film that would further elevate the still young medium into a reputable art form.
Navy Prescribing Psychology
(January 13, 2015)

By Lt. Yaron G. Rabinowitz, OSCAR Psychologist, 2nd Marine Division

Since the Defense Demonstration Project (DDP), which produced the first prescribing psychologists in the 1990s, Navy psychologists have played a prominent role in the prescriptive authority movement (RxP).
Making Health Information Make Sense
(January 12, 2015)

By Cmdr. Connie Scott, MSC, Department Head, Health Promotion and Wellness, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center

As health information disseminators, we’ve studied the science, analyzed the data, and trained in our area of expertise. We draw on that detailed knowledge and vast experience in order to provide high quality care and guidance to our patients.
Honoring the Legacy of Navy Nurses Worldwide
(January 6, 2015)

By Rear Adm. Rebecca McCormick-Boyle, commander, Navy Medicine Education and Training Command and director, U.S. Navy Nurse Corps

January 6 commemorates the 72nd anniversary of one of the most tragic, yet heroic and triumphant moments in Navy Nurse Corps history. On that date in 1942, 11 Navy Nurses and three civilian nurses were taken prisoner by Japanese forces in the Philippines. During their 37-month imprisonment these nurses – known as the “Band of Angels” – continued to care for the sick and injured despite the fact they suffered from their own malnutrition and disease. They were liberated in February 1945.
A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Readiness, Value and Jointness in 2015
(January 5, 2015)

By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan

Happy New Year, Shipmates! 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. From working tirelessly to mitigate the risk of the Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa and supporting the withdrawal of troops in Afghanistan, to increasing enrollment at Navy Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs), the men and women of Navy Medicine are ready, operating forward and caring for our warfighting shipmates.
NAVY MEDICINE NEWS

Ebola Virus Disease Information
The Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center has published two documents about Ebola Virus Disease(EVD). Click each link to learn more about EVD.

Ebola Virus Disease Info Sheet (PDF) - Updated: 3 Nov 2014
Ebola Virus Disease Trifold (PDF) - Updated: 3 Nov 2014

New Year, New You!
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It's an exciting time to be involved with Navy Medicine, where Readiness, Value and Jointness remain strategic priorities in 2015. These priorities continue to guide every Navy Medicine initiative, to include maintaining the highest state of medical Readiness for the Navy and Marine Corps, while increasing the Value and Jointness of medical operations. The Navy Medicine team is committed to ensuring the best possible care for each and every beneficiary, including Sailors, Marines and their families, in 2015 and beyond. Happy New Year!

A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Defend Against Ebola

By Vice Adm. Matthew Nathan
Ebola is at the forefront of our conscience right now. I want to assure you Navy Medicine remains committed to providing safe, high quality care to our Sailors, Marines, their families and beneficiaries. Nothing is more important than the health and well-being of our people.

Read more on the Navy Medicine Blog


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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
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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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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.
 


 

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NAVY MEDICINE FAMILY PLANNING SERVICES PROVIDER DATA ANALYSIS
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IMPLEMENTATION AND USE OF THE NAVY MEDICINE  ENTERPRISE-WIDE LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
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PHASED MEDICAL READINESS TRAUMA TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
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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 14 Jan 2015)