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GME2, UMO amd Flight Surgery (FS) Applications

GME2 (Residency)

The Joint GME Data System (MODS) typically opens for applications the second week of July. This will be announced in BUMEDNOTE 1524. Typically you will need the following supporting documents as part of your application:

  • Medical School Transcripts with date of degree conferral. The copy from your GME1 application will not be acceptable as it does not contain your forth year nor the date your degree was conferred. If possible try to obtain your updated transcripts before or shortly after reporting so you will have them when you apply for GME2.
  • Medical Student’s Performance Evaluation (MSPE). The version used for your GME1 application is acceptable for use in applying for GME2 and will be transferred from your GME1 profile when you apply for GME2. The MSPE is rarely updated with fourth year information.
  • Licensure Examination. Results of all Steps I through III of licensure examinations USMLE or COMLEX. Step III is not required for current interns but if you have your results before the deadline for applications in MODS you can upload. We can also request Step/Level I and II transcripts be transferred from you GME1 application profile.
  • Command Endorsement. The GME office will prepare and upload this to MODS for you but you must inform the GME office you are applying.
  • Personal Statement. This is required for all applications.
  • Letters of Recommendation. One letter from a senior physician in the applicant’s chain of command and one letter from a staff physician in the specialty for which the applicant is applying are highly encouraged.
  • Training Evaluation. Applicants currently training in a military treatment facility. The applicant’s current program director must complete the “Program Director Recommendation Form” [NAVMED 1520/20] electronically via the MODS application Web site.
  • Interview. All applicants are required to interview with the program directors at the FTIS sites listed in their application. Applicants requesting FTOS/OFI/NADDS must interview with their specialty leader and it is recommended the applicant arrange an interview with the program director of the program they are requesting to train. Applicants are encouraged to arrange for timely interviews (June-September) with program directors and/or specialty leaders. Contact information can be found on the application Web site (MODS).

Undersea Medical Officer (UMO)

UMO application season typically begins the first week of July and the deadline for application package submission is the last business day in October. Application guidelines can be found in BUMEDINST 1520.42 . While you may submit your application package to BUMED as outlined, it is preferred that you submit your package via the GME office. An email will be sent with these and other details shortly after you arrive. You will need the following supporting documents as part of your application:

  • Letter of Application. A template will be provided by the GME office.
  • NAVMED 1520/18 (06-2010) Program Director/Senior Medical Officer Recommendation Form. Your program director will prepare and submit via the GME office. You must inform your program coordinator you are applying so they can coordinate with your program director.
  • NAVMED 1520/21 (07-2008) Demographic Information Request.
  • Curriculum Vitae. Must be in the DOD Format.
  • Applicant’s Statement. A statement describing why you want to be a UMO.
  • Command Endorsement Letter. The GME office will prepare.
  • Letter of Recommendation (x2). Qualified UMO recommendation preferred but not necessary.
  • DD Form 2808 – Dive Physical. Report of Medical Examination
  • DD Form 2807/1 – Dive Physical. Report of Medical History
  • Scores on timed dive Physical Screening Test (PST).

For Dive Physical and Physical Screening. You will be solicited for your interest in the UMO program via email before arriving by a present intern who has been designated to coordinate these items.

For more information about the UMO program watch the presentation.

Flight Surgery (FS)

FS application season typically begins the first week of July and the deadline for application package submission is the last business day in September. Application guidelines can be found in BUMEDINST 1520.42 . While you may submit your application package to NAMI as outlined, it is preferred that you submit your package via the GME office. An email will be sent with these and other details shortly after you arrive. You will need the following supporting documents as part of your application:

  • Letter of Application. A template will be provided by the GME office.
  • NAVMED 1520/21 (07-2008) Demographic Information Request.
  • NAVMED 1520/18 (06-2010) Program Director/Senior Medical Officer Recommendation Form. Your program director will prepare and submit via the GME office. You must inform your program coordinator you are applying so they can coordinate with your program director.
  • Curriculum Vitae. Must be in the DOD Format.

Contact Information

Graduate Medical Education

GME application web site (MODS)
Navy GME on Facebook

Naval Aerospace Medical Institute (NAMI)

Naval Aerospace Medical Institute (NAMI)

Naval Undersea Medical Institute (NUMI)

Naval Undersea Medical Institute (NUMI)

NMC Portsmouth

UMO and FS Application Coordinator at NMC Portsmouth