Under BUMEDINST 5050.6, Navy Medicine Professional Development Center (NMPDC) may provide funding for Medical Corps Officers in a Non BSO-18 status to attend conferences in order to maintain certification. Funding will only be provided when the member's command does not have funds available. Funding requests must be submitted to the member's command before it is submitted to NMPDC. Members may only be funded for one Continuing Medical Education (CME) event per fiscal year, from either their command or NMPDC. The conference/course must support the current scope of the member's medical practice. Members requesting funding from NMPDC must have at least one year of active duty service following the conference.
Conferences must be approved by BUMED in order to receive funding from NMPDC. Guidance regarding BUMED conference approval may be found at:
Refer to the Non-BSO PUT Processing Procedures Guidance below in order to submit a funding request to NMPDC. All documents that are required for submitting a funding request to NMPDC can be found below.