Surface Warfare Medical Officer Indoctrination Course(SWMOIC)
The Surface Warfare Medical Officer Indoctrination Course(SWMOIC) is a three week introductory
program for Medical Corps Officers assigned to the surface fleet as Ships Medical Officers or
Senior Medical Officers. The curriculum introduces them to the adminstrative duties required as the
department head of a ship, preventive and occupational medicine programs, health promotions, and medical
evacuation. Clinical topics of special interest include heat and cold injuries, burn management, orthopedic
trauma, triage, chemical and biological warfare. Students will also be trained in shipboard firefighting,
and damage control as part of their preparations for shipboard duty.
- Surface Warfare Medical Institute, Building 14, Naval Medical Center
San Diego/ Naval Base San Diego.
- Naval Medical Center Portsmouth.
Point of contact:
SWMI Fleet Training Officer
Class/Yr: Course is offered once a year in July.
Seats/Yr: Class size is dependent upon fleet needs, average class size is around 25
Most students will be ordered to attend the course enroute to their first fleet assignment. Others who
feel the course will be beneficial to them should contact SWMI at (619)532-5857
or (619)532-6195. Submit a nomination letter through your chain of command.
Provide command address, candidates rank, full name, title, designator, DoD ID Number, PRD, work and home
telephone numbers, and e-mail address. The first two weeks of SWMOIC are the same as the SWMDOIC. The last
week is the actual SWMOIC portion which is for Medical Corps Officers only.
SWMOIC East Portsmouth/Norfolk, VA & West San Diego, CA
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***ALL STUDENTS MUST ENROLL IN THE SWMOIC COURSE ON THE
NAVY MEDICINE PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT CENTER WEBSITE.
THE COURSE OPENS UP ONE MONTH PRIOR TO COURSE COMMENCEMENT. ***
CME: Attending SWMOIC will entitle you up to 32 hours of
Continuing Medical Education(CME)credit.
- 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.
- NMPDC designates this educational activity for Category 1 credit toward American Medical Association
Physician's Recognition Award(AMAPRA).
- NMPDC takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.
- NMPDC certifies non-physicians who participate in this educational activity.
NOBC/SUBSPECIALTY CODE EARNED: The AQD-6OB, Shipboard Assignment, will be assigned upon
completion of the shipboard tour.
SECURITY CLASSIFICATION: Unclassified.
COURSE LENGTH: 15 training days.
STAFFING: The Surface Warfare Medical Institute arranges for subject matter specialists
to present lesson topics. Medical officers currently active within the surface community and other Service
branch members are also asked to provide presentations. The number of subject matter specialists required
to present the course will vary with each course location and with current events.
CURRICULUM APPROVAL AUTHORITY: Bureau of Medicin and Surgery
QUOTA CONTROL: Surface Warfare Medical Institute
PRIMARY MODE OF INSTRUCTION: Group-paced.
INSTRUMENTS AND PROCEDURES FOR MEASURING STUDENT PERFORMANCE: Graduates and their
supervisors are surveyed 8-12 months after the course on the individual's performance.