Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer Indoctrination Course

 The Surface Warfare Medical Department Indoctrination Course (SWMDOIC) is designed to give Nurse Corps, Medical Service Corps, and Medical Corps Officers and orientation to the fleet. It covers the mission of the Navy, medical assets of surface vessels, and overview of administrative requirements including inspections, supply, maintenance, records, and correspondence. There is an introduction to preventive and occupational health programs of a ship, medical regulating and patient evacuation. This course fills the training prerequisite for the Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer Qualification.

 The course is open to active duty medical, nurse, and medical service corps officers.

Location: The course is offered in San Diego, CA and Portsmouth, VA in December and July.

Seats: 17 Active Duty and 3 Reserve


  • Active Duty: SWMI Fleet Training Officer.
  • Provide command address, candidates rank, full name, designator, DoD ID Number, PRD, work and home phone numbers, and e-mail address.


SWMDOIC East Portsmouth/Norfolk, VA & West San Diego, CA

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FY 17 (Begins 01 October 2016)
17010 12/05/16 12/16/16
17020 07/10/17 07/21/17
FY 18 (Begins 01 October 2017)
18010 12/04/17 12/15/17
18020 07/09/18 07/20/18
FY 19 (Begins 01 October 2018)
19010 12/03/18 12/14/18
19020 07/08/19 07/19/19

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CME: Attending SWMDOIC will entitle you to Continuing Medical Education(CME) credit as follows:

  1. The Navy Medicine Professional Development Center(NMPDC) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education(ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  2. NMPDC designates this educational activity for Category 1 credit toward the American Medical Association Physician's Recognition Award (AMAPRA).
  3. NMPDC takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.
  4. NMPDC certifies non-physicians that participate in this educational activity.