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COURSE:

This course provides senior-ranking Navy Medical Department Officers with training in amphibious operations, expeditionary warfare, and associated operational health services support training. Upon graduation, Medical Corps Officers will be prepared to serve effectively as a Senior Medical Advisor to a Task Force/Expeditionary Strike Group Commander, eligible for assignment as a CATF/ESG Surgeon and Officer in Charge of a Fleet Surgical Team. Satisfies MAP requirements for Echelon III Command and Control.

Active duty and Reserve Navy Medical Corps Officers(21XX), 0-4 and above, are eligible for this training, and should have previous operational experience. The course is also open to a limited number of Dental Officers(22XX), Medical Service Corps Officers(23XX), Nurse Corps Officers(29XX), and qualified members of foreign navies.

Most qualified candidates, selected, who are not slated to report to an Amphibious Medical Department, or similar Operational Medical Department Officers billet position, will need to obtain local funding or attend in a no-cost status. Reservists nominees selected for attendance will be funded by the Navy Reserve. Candidates from foreign navies are eligible to attend.

STUDENT WELCOME LETTER: CLICK HERE
 
NOMINATION FORMAT: CLICK HERE
 
POINT OF CONTACT: SWMI Fleet Training Officer: usn.san-diego.navmedotcswmica.mbx.fleet-training@health.mil
 
LOCATION:

Surface Warfare Medicine Institute, San Diego, CA & Portsmouth, VA

SCHEDULE:

Two full weeks every June and October. 

SEATS:

Class size limited to 30 students.

NOBC/SUBSPECIALTY CODE EARNED:

Senior physicians (CDR or above) successfully completing the course will be eligible for the CATF Surgeon AQD - 6OR, identifying qualifications, skills and knowledge required to perform the duties of a CATF/ESG Surgeon.

SECURITY CLASSIFICATION:

Unclassified

COURSE LENGTH:

10 Training Days

CIN# B-6A-1000 CDP# 630C
 
CURRICULUM AUTHORITY:

Bureau of Medicine and Surgery

QUOTA CONTROL:

Surface Warfare Medicine Institute

IMPLEMENTATION DATE:

October 1995

PRIMARY MODE OF INSTRUCTION:

Group-based

INSTRUMENTS AND PROCEDURES FOR MEASURING STUDENT PERFORMANCE:

Graduates in CATF Surgeon billets their supervisors are surveyed 8-12 months after the course.

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION (CME):

Students earn Category 1 CME hours.

RELATED AND/OR FOLLOW-ON-TRAINING:

None

 

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