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Overeating and Stress
(April 21, 2015)

By Cmdr. Jean Fisak, deputy director, Naval Center for Combat & Operational Stress Control Public Affairs

Stress reduction is extremely important when it comes to controlling your weight. Along with regular physical readiness tests and a daily exercise regimen, Sailors and Marines must incorporate a healthy diet into their busy lifestyles, and take a look at what they eat and why.
Protect your Child, Immunize
(April 20, 2015)

By Jennifer Holden, RN, BSN, immunizations program nurse manger, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is April 18–25, 2015. At Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, we encourage everyone to make sure your youngest family members are up-to-date on all vaccinations. Giving infants the recommended immunizations by age two is the best way to protect them from 14 serious childhood diseases.
NAMRU-3′s Bacteriology and Parasitic Disease Research Program
(April 20, 2015)

By Lt. Cmdr. Stephen Lizewski

I’d like to tell you all about the Bacteriology and Parasitic Disease Program at U.S. Naval Research Unit No. 3 (NAMRU-3). Since its beginning in 1946, NAMRU-3 has a long history of working with diarrheal disease. An event that solidified NAMRU-3’s reputation as a first rate research facility occurred shortly after its inception.
Longtime Navy Medicine Historian Receives Prestigous Forrest Pogue Award
(April 15, 2015)

By André Sobocinski, Historian, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED)

Oral histories are basic tools used to capture first-hand accounts and memories of particular events, time periods, as well as personal and career experiences. For the last thirty years, Bureau of Medicine (BUMED) has operated an active oral history program designed to document Navy Medicine’s own stories for posterity. The very existence of this program can be credited to longtime BUMED Historian, Jan K. Herman.
Navy, Air Force Collaboration Benefits Babies, Taxpayers
(April 11, 2015)

By Deborah R. Kallgren, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Public Affairs

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) By combining resources in a joint initiative between Naval Medical Center Portsmouth and the 633rd Medical Group at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, more than $1.5 million of taxpayer money has been saved in less than a year.
Photo credit: MC2 (SW) Terah Bryant
NAVY MEDICINE NEWS

Navy Surgeon General:
“Be Someone’s Hero”

By Vice Adm. Matthew Nathan
April marks Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month and I take this issue very seriously. That means I have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to sexual assault and I expect the same from everyone – Sailor or Civilian – throughout the entire Navy Medicine enterprise.

Read more on the Navy Medicine Blog

Eliminate Sexual Assault:
Know Your Part. Do Your Part.
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April is sexual assault awareness and prevention month and the Navy's goal is to eliminate sexual assault by fostering a culture of prevention. This culture includes 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. Throughout April, we will share information and resources about sexual assault prevention and education efforts underway throughout the Navy Medicine enterprise. Join the conversation online and help us spread the word: #ItsOnUs.

Navy Medicine Almanac 2015

​Last Updated: 31 March 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 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.”

Navy Medicine History
SHOWCASE

Collage of historial images

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

Navy Medicine
Historical Photos

Check out Navy Medicine historical
images posted on Flickr

The Grog


A Journal of Navy Medicine History and Culture

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Issue 41, 2014
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Medal of Honor
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)

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

Past Issues

Outreach Materials

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Powerpoint Presentation

Mission/Vision and
Charted Course

 
 
 
BUMED Logo. Please see:
 
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
  
3/27/2015
CREDENTIALING AND PRIVILEGING PROGRAM
  
1/15/2015
RESUSCITATION EDUCATION AND TRAINING
  
1/15/2015
RESUSCITATION EDUCATION AND TRAINING
  
3/13/2015
NAVY MEDICINE MODELING AND SIMULATION MANAGEMENT
  
3/13/2015
NAVY MEDICAL TREATMENT FACILITY INTENSIVE CARE UNIT MODEL AND RE-DESIGNATION
  
3/9/2015
PAYMENT OF EXPENSES FOR ACADEMIC COURSES AND PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS FOR CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES
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 BUMED Notes

 
Subject/Title
NOTE 124108 Apr 2015
APPLICATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE BACHELOR DEGREE COMPLETION PROGRAM FOR FEDERAL CIVILIAN REGISTERED NURSES
NOTE 52153 Apr 2015
CANCELLATION OF INSTRUCTIONS AND REPORTS
NOTE 601027 Mar 2015
LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENISTS
NOTE 521517 Jan 2012
CANCELLATION OF INSTRUCTIONS, FORMS, AND REPORTS
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
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 BUMED HQ Instructions

 
Subject
  
3/6/2015
CIVILIAN OF THE QUARTER AND CIVILIAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS
  
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
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 BUMED HQ Notes

 
Note 30303/27/2015EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND CONTINUITY OF OPERATIONS CHARTER
Note 16163/30/2015MASTER CHIEF PETTY OFFICER PERIODIC EVALUATIONS FOR THE PERIOD ENDING 15 APRIL 2015
Note 55303/20/2015SECURITY ACCESS FOR BUREAU OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY DETACHMENT SKYLINE
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
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 NAVMED Forms

 
NAVMED 12410/103/2015PAYMENT OF EXPENSES FOR ACADEMIC COURSES AND PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS FOR CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES - CONTINUED SERVICE AGREEMENT
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
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 BUMED Forms

 
BUMED 12451/54/2015CIVILIAN OF THE QUARTER/YEAR AWARD NOMINATION
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 
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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)