UMOC Prerequisites

  • Be a citizen of the United States.
  • MUST BE A VOLUNTEER
  • Pass all three parts of national boards (USMLE or COMLEX) before reporting to NUMI.
  • Successfully completed medical or osteopathic degree plus at least one year of medical internship at an accredited medical training facility.
  • Hold a state medical license or have applied for a state medical license.
  • Hold Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) certification. Certification must remain valid throughout this course.
  • Be able to meet minimum physical requirements per MILPERSMAN 1220-410
  • Students must have a security clearance SECRET to attend the Undersea Medical Officer course.
  • Have a full uniform sea bag to include: Service Dress Blue, Service Dress White ("choker whites" for men), Summer White, Khaki, NWU and appropriate outerwear. Physical training uniforms consist of short-sleeved white t-shirts, UDT shorts (issued by NUMI or bought at a local uniform store), navy PT shorts, navy blue sweatshirt and sweatpants.
  • Be currently Dive Duty and Submarine Duty qualified. This requires a current, complete physical exam specifically designated for the purpose of Dive Duty and Submarine Duty (MANMED 15-102 & 106). Applicants will also need to meet the MANMED Section 3 Standards for Enlistment and Commissioning. Any disqualifying condition will require a waiver, even if one has previously been received for the same condition. The Submarine and Diving Duty physical examination must be properly documented on a form DD 2807-1 and form DD 2808 and signed by an Undersea Medical Officer.
  • Pressure test (to pressure of 60 fsw for 10 minutes in a dry hyperbaric chamber (this may be completed at NUMI if facilities are not available prior to detachment from previous command). Pressure test date & results must be documented on a form NAVMED 6150/2, which must be complete on both sides and signed as either PQ or NPQ for Diving Duty by a UMO or DMO.
  • Physical requirements restrict pregnant service members from eligibility per OPNAVINST 6000.1 series
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