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Sailors Kicking Habit, Navy Families, and Youth Must Face Misconceptions About "E-cigs"
(July 29, 2015)

By Lt. j.g. Daniel Mongiove, Naval Submarine Base New London Public Affairs

GROTON, Conn. (NNS) -- Electronic cigarettes are having a tremendous, and potentially unsafe, impact on youth as well as current adult smokers hoping to quit, according to health and safety professionals at Naval Submarine Base New London (SUBASE).
DoD Awards Contract for Electronic Health Records
(July 29, 2015)

By Jim Garamone - DoD News, Defense Media Activity

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2015 – The award of the new modernization contract for electronic health records is a great opportunity to “save money, save time, and most importantly, save lives,” Christopher A. Miller, the Defense Healthcare Management Systems program executive officer said today.
Health Innovation Month: Big Data, Big Impact for Navy Medicine
(July 29, 2015)

By Rear Adm. Elaine Wagner, director, Health Care Operations, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery

July is Health Innovation Month, a time to highlight the technological innovations in military medicine that make Navy Medicine a global leader in research and development, clinical advances, and health care delivery. Navy Medicine has a rich history of innovation and ingenuity. From the Stokes wire-stretcher basket in the 19th Century, to SEALAB in the 60s, or the current Modular Prosthetic Limb, health innovation is part of Navy Medicine’s DNA.
USNS Mercy Crew Participate in Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief Seminar in Philippines
(July 27, 2015)

By Chief Mass Communication Specialist Christopher E. Tucker, Pacific Partnership 2015 Public Affairs

ROXAS CITY, Philippines (NNS) -- Multinational crew members of the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) wrapped up participation in a humanitarian assistance disaster relief (HADR) seminar July 24 hosted by Philippine government agencies at Capiz State University. Dozens of stakeholders representing a diverse makeup of countries and organizations attended the weeklong event to better prepare all involved in responding to a natural disaster in the region.
Navy Medicine Ambassadors Raise Awareness at Fargo Navy Week
(July 27, 2015)

By Steve Van Der Werff, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs

FARGO, N.D. (NNS) -- Navy Medicine personnel traveled to Fargo to raise awareness about Navy Medicine's mission during Fargo Navy Week July 20-21. While in Fargo, the personnel - known as Navy Medicine ambassadors - interacted with local community members to foster ties and inform audiences of career opportunities in Navy Medicine.
NAVY MEDICINE NEWS

Navy Surgeon General:
Hospital Corps Birthday Message 2015

By Vice Adm. Matthew Nathan
On behalf of Navy Medicine, I extend my sincerest thanks and appreciation to the Navy Hospital Corps commemorating 117 years of faithful and committed service.

President William McKinley signed an act of Congress in 1898 establishing the Hospital Corps. Since the first 25 apothecaries were appointed by the secretary of the Navy, the Hospital Corps has grown immeasurably in size and scope.

Read more on the Navy Medicine Blog

Health Innovation Month
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The purpose of Health Innovation Month is to highlight initiatives, share best practices and stimulate continued medical innovation. Throughout July, we'll focus our attention on the technological innovations in military medicine that make Navy Medicine a leader in research and development, clinical advances, and health care delivery. Aligned with the Department of Navy Innovation Vision, medical innovation is a critical component to our global mission. It helps ensure the readiness of our Sailors and Marines and enables us to provide world-class health care from battlefield to bedside.

Join the conversation online and help us spread the word:
#HealthInnovation
#NavyInnovates


Navy Weeks 2015

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Navy Medicine Almanac 2015

​Last Updated: 1 Jul 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

 
 
 
 

   
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.
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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 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 historical review of the people, events, the innovations that have helped shape the Navy Medical Department. Updated monthly.

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The Grog


A Journal of Navy Medicine History and Culture

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Issue 42, 2015
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Read about Navy Medicine
Medal of Honor recipients
Oral Histories
Read accounts and experiences
of Navy Medicine personnel
Past Surgeons General Past Force Master Chiefs
 

Read more about Navy Medicine at the Medical Heritage Library



Congressional Testimonies

BUMED leadership provide testimonies to Congressional Committees on Navy Medicine programs. The following listing are provided for reference.
2015 Hearings
2014 Hearings
2013 Hearings
2012 Hearings

Publications

Navy Medicine Almanac 
Navy Medicine
Almanac 2015
(PDF)

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The Grog
Issue 42 2015
(ISSUU)

Past Issues

Outreach Materials

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Powerpoint Presentation

Mission/Vision and
Charted Course

 
 
 
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NOTE - Each file is saved as a ZIP file. The rectangular/horizontal version is approved on a case-by-case basis. Please refer to BUMED Instruction 5030.3 for guidance.
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Videos
(To download, rick-click and select Save Target/Link As...)

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Navy Medicine Video
 
 
 
Navy Medicine-USNS Comfort video
(Download - WMV - 203MB) 
 
 
Navy Medicine Home Port video
30 sec version (WMV - 40MB) (YouTube)
60 sec version (WMV - 75MB) (YouTube)
 
 
Navy Medicine Video (Surgical Strike)
(Download - WMV - 44MB)
 
 

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)

 

 
 

 

Global Health Engagement Volunteer Guidebook
 

   

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
  
5/22/2015
MEDICAL COGNIZANCE OF NAVY AND MARINE CORPS PATIENTS IN NON-NAVAL HEALTH CARE FACILITIES  
  
7/14/2015
MEDICAL COGNIZANCE OF NAVY AND MARINE CORPS PATIENTS IN NON-NAVAL HEALTH CARE FACILITIES  
  
7/26/2015
NAVY MEDICINE EDUCATION AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS INTEGRATION PROCESS
  
7/27/2015
ESTABLISHMENT OF A HUMAN CELL, TISSUE, AND CELLULAR AND TISSUE-BASED PRODUCTS MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
  
7/10/2015
ENERGY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
  
7/21/2015
RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL PERMIT PROGRAM FOR MEDICAL USE
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 BUMED Notes

 
Subject/Title
NOTE 190020 Jul 2015
POLICY GUIDANCE CONCERNING ADMINISTRATIVE SEPARATIONS FOR CONDITIONS NOT AMOUNTING TO A DISABILITY
NOTE 152414 Jul 2015
2015 JOINT SERVICE GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION SELECTION BOARD APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR CLINICAL AND NON-CLINICAL POSTGRADUATE EDUCATION
NOTE 521510 Jun 2015
CANCELLATION OF INSTRUCTIONS AND NAVY MEDICINE FORM
NOTE 14103 Jun 2015
APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2016 NAVY MEDICINE ACTIVE COMPONENT CAREER MILESTONE POSITIONS
NOTE 626024 Mar 2015
REVISED INTERIM NAVY MEDICINE HEARING CONSERVATION PROGRAM GUIDANCE
NOTE 543018 Sep 2012
BUREAU OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY FUNTIONAL ALIGNMENT
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 BUMED HQ Instructions

 
Subject
  
7/24/2015
BUREAU OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY HEADQUARTERS PRIVACY PROGRAM
  
7/22/2015
BUREAU OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY HEADQUARTERS URINALYSIS DRUG TESTING
  
7/15/2015
INFORMATION ASSURANCE WORKFORCE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM TRAINING, CERTIFICATION, AND WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT
  
7/14/2015
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INTERNAL AUDIT AND REVEIW INSTRUCTION
  
7/13/2015
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY PROGRAM
  
6/22/2015
USE OF COMMAND DUTY VEHICLES ASSIGNED TO THE BUREAU OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY
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 BUMED HQ Notes

 
Note 16107/22/2015SEPTEMBER 2015 PERIODIC SENIOR CHIEF AND CHIEF EVALUTIONS
Note 30306/22/2015BUREAU OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY HEADQUARTERS OCCUPANT EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
Note 12410 CH16/11/2015REVISED FISCAL YEAR 2015 ANNUAL TRAINING PLAN Change 1
Note 120005/18/2015REVISED INTERIM BUSINESS RULES FOR FUNDING CIVILIAN COLLEGE COURSES
Note 16105/7/2015CAPTAIN PERIODIC FITNESS REPORTS FOR THE ENDING 31 JUL 15
Note 54204/22/2015COLLATERAL DUTY ASSIGNMENTS
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 NAVMED Forms

 
NAVMED 1500/54/2015NAVY MEDICINE EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROJECT REQUEST FORM
NAVMED 1520/1808/2012PROGRAM DIRECTOR/SENIOR MEDICAL OFFICER (SMO)RECOMMENDATION NAVY FLIGHT SURGEON (FS)/UNDERSEA MEDICAL OFFICER (UMO)
NAVMED 5353/1905/2014SUBSTANCE ABUSE REHABILITATION PROGRAM PATIENT CENSUS DATA REPORT
NAVMED 1410/105/2015BUREAU OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY CAREER MILESTONE SCREENING APPLICATION
NAVMED 6210/1 (ver 5)01/2010 U.S. NAVY SHIPBOARD SANITATION CONTROL EXEMPTION/SHIP SANITATION CONTROL CERTIFICATE (ADOBE VERSION 5)
NAVMED 1412/14/2015FISCAL YEAR 2016 COMMANDING OFFICER/EXECUTIVEOFFICER SCREENING APPLICATION
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 BUMED Forms

 
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
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
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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 31 Mar 2015)