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Welcome, from the Officer in Charge

Welcome to Surface Warfare Medical Institute. Here at SWMI we offer multiple courses to health care professionals that enable them to better provide care to the Sailors and Marines who depend on our services. The 9 courses we offer train over 700 students a year and range from the year long Surface Force Independent Duty Corpsmen class to the 1 day Humanitarian Civic Assistance Symposium. Doctors, dentists, nurses, and medical service corps officers attend courses to help them be Department Heads, CATF Surgeons, and good shipmates. The Medical Regulating Class teaches health care professionals how to execute one of the medical field’s primary responsibilities – getting patients to the care they need. Teaching these intense and diverse courses requires excellent instructor and support staff; you will find them here. Welcome to SWMI and we hope that your tour is as productive, fulfilling, and enriching for you as it is for our students.


Request a Sponsor

If you have just received orders to the Surface Warfare Medical Institute, a Welcome Aboard package will be sent to you. To help us assess your needs and assign a command sponsor, please complete the Sponsor Request Form located on NSIPS under Employee Self Service/Tasks/Gain Questionnaire.

Command Sponsorship Program

Phone: (619) 548-3754

Getting Onboard - SWMI San Diego Information

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Relocation Information

Temporary Lodging

Local Weather

Reporting Aboard

Military & Civilian Personnel

  • Working hours: 0700-1600
  • Admin department phone number: 619-532-7968
  • Local Quarterdeck: 619-532-9712

Mailing Address

Surface Warfare Medical Institute
34101 Farenholt Avenue, Building 14
San Diego, CA 92134-5291
Phone: 619-532-7968
DSN: 522-7968

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