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.

Locations:

  • 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 students.

Registration

 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.

Schedule

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

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FY 17 (Begins 01 October 2016)
CLASS CONVENE GRADUATE
17010 07/10/17 07/28/17
FY 18 (Begins 01 October 2017)
CLASS CONVENE GRADUATE
18010 07/09/18 07/27/18
FY 19 (Begins 01 October 2018)
CLASS CONVENE GRADUATE
19010 07/08/19 07/26/19

***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.

  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 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 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.

CIN#: B-6A-2300

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.