Full-Time Outservice (FTOS) Programs
These programs consist of approximately 120 active duty Navy medical officers training primarily in civilian fellowship programs and a limited number of residency programs, located in approximately 60 civilian institutions nationwide. FTOS training is usually reserved for GME training in undermanned medical specialties for which there are no FTIS Navy programs or for which the number of FTIS graduates is insufficient to meet projected Navy manning requirements. FTOS trainees incur a minimum 2-year obligation plus 1 year of obligation per year of training greater than 2. For post-residency fellowships, this additional obligation is repaid in addition to any residency obligation at the conclusion of fellowship training. All FTOS obligation is in addition to any remaining medical school obligation. Individuals who are selected for FTOS at the GMESB are then responsible for securing a place in an approved civilian program.
Other Federal Institution (OFI) Programs
These programs consist of a variable number of active duty Navy medical officers training in Army and Air Force residency or fellowship programs and residency or fellowship programs sponsored by other Federal Institutions, such as the USU, the National Institutes of Health, the US Public Health Service, the Veterans Administration, etc. The obligation incurred is the same as for FTIS training.