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Congratulations on your orders to Independent Duty Corpsman (IDC) School. IDC School is designed for motivated E4 thru E-7 Hospital Corpsmen who seek great responsibility and become one of the most respected NEC’s in the Medical Enlisted Community as well as in the Navy. IDC’s are the “subject matter expert” for the Hospital Corpsman rating with the most diverse duty stations in the Navy from Surface Ships, Sea Bees, Special Warfare units such as the SEAL’s or Expeditionary Warfare and also billets with the Fleet Marine Force.
During this 12 month course, you will have a mix of classroom and clinical training. Emphasis is placed on learning Anatomy and Physiology; Physical Diagnosis; Clinical Lab; Pharmacy; Chemical, Biological, and Nuclear Medicine; Preventive Medicine; Supply; Food Service Sanitation; Substance Abuse; Medical Department Responsibilities; Medical Diagnosis and Treatment; Pest Control; Naval and Shipboard Organization; Management of Medical/Surgical Emergency Dental Conditions; NAVOSH; ACLS; TCCC; Maintenance Material Management (3M); Dive Medicine; certification as a Basic Life Support Instructor and registration for a National Provider Identification (NPI) number. Completion of IDC School results in the student receiving Navy Enlisted Classification HM-8425/HM-8494.
See “Welcome Aboard” to download a copy of the welcome aboard package that you will using during your transition.
SURFACE WARFARE MEDICINE INSTITUTE (SWMI)
INDEPENDENT DUTY CORPSMAN SCHOOL
34101 Farenholt Avenue Building 14
San Diego California 92134-5291
SWMI is located in Building 14 on the Naval Medical Center San Diego compound. A map with turn-by-turn directions is located on the SWMI website to help ease your travel from the airport.
All students with orders to SWMI must report to the Administration Department located on the 2nd deck, room 213, Monday thru Friday 0700 to 1530. After hours, check in at the Quarterdeck, 1st deck, room 106. Building 14, Quarterdeck secures at 2000 during the work week and 1200 on Saturday. Sunday building is secured. Holidays and after 2000, check in at NMCSD Quarterdeck, 1st deck, Building
After hours/ weekend/ holiday check in:
Check in at NMCSD Quarterdeck and ensure your ORDERS ARE STAMPED
As with any Navy or Marine Corps command, physical training is a large and very important part of training and education. Physical training preparation prior to reporting is extremely essential. A daily routine of running two to four miles, sit-ups, and push-ups should be adequate to prepare you. Over the 12 month course, IDC students will run an average of 12 miles per week and participate in the Navy PFA, group PT, and School house runs. Body Fat percentage is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to be less than 21% for males and 32% for females, upon check in.
Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
7700 Arlington Blvd. Ste. 5113 Falls Church, VA 22042-5113
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