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The Surface Warfare Medical Department Indoctrination Course (SWMDOIC) is designed to give Nurse Corps, Medical Service Corps, and Medical Corps Officers and orientation to the fleet. It covers the mission of the Navy, medical assets of surface vessels, and overview of administrative requirements including inspections, supply, maintenance, records, and correspondence. There is an introduction to preventive and occupational health programs of a ship, medical regulating and patient evacuation. This course fills the training prerequisite for the Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer Qualification.

The course is open to active duty medical, nurse, and medical service corps officers.

The course is offered in San Diego, CA and Portsmouth, VA.

Course is offered IN December and July


17 Active Duty and 3 Reserve

  • Active Duty: SWMI Fleet Training Officer.
  • Provide command address, candidates rank, full name, designator, DoD ID Number, PRD, work and home phone numbers, and e-mail address.



 Attending SWMDOIC will entitle you to Continuing Medical Education(CME) credit as follows:

  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 the 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 that participate in this educational activity.
****This course is under a temporary authorization allowing use of the virtual platform for course offerings pending completion of the Training Requirement Review. This precludes our ability to incorporate ship visits as part of these courses at this time.****
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