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COURSE:

The Surface Warfare Medical Officer Indoctrination Course(SWMOIC) is a three week introductory program for Medical Corps Officers assigned to the surface fleet as Ships Medical Officers or Senior Medical Officers. The curriculum introduces them to the administrative duties required as the department head of a ship, preventive and occupational medicine programs, health promotions, and medical evacuation. Clinical topics of special interest include heat and cold injuries, burn management, orthopedic trauma, triage, chemical and biological warfare. Students will also be trained in shipboard firefighting, and damage control as part of their preparations for shipboard duty.

LOCATION:
  • Surface Warfare Medical Institute, Building 14, Naval Medical Center San Diego/ Naval Base San Diego.
  • Naval Medical Center Portsmouth.
SCHEDULE:

Course is offered once a year in July.

***ALL STUDENTS MUST ENROLL IN THE SWMOIC COURSE ON THE NAVY MEDICINE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CENTER WEBSITE. THE COURSE OPENS UP ONE MONTH PRIOR TO COURSE COMMENCEMENT. ***

CME: Attending SWMOIC will entitle you up to 32 hours of Continuing Medical Education(CME)credit.

  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 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 who participate in this educational activity.
SEATS:

Class size is dependent upon fleet needs, average class size is around 25 students.

REGISTRATION:

Most students will be ordered to attend the course en-route to their first fleet assignment. Others who feel the course will be beneficial to them should contact SWMI at (619)532-5857 or (619)532-6195. Submit a nomination letter through your chain of command. Provide command address, candidates rank, full name, title, designator, DoD ID Number, PRD, work and home telephone numbers, and e-mail address. The first two weeks of SWMOIC are the same as the SWMDOIC. The last week is the actual SWMOIC portion which is for Medical Corps Officers only.

SECURITY CLASSIFICATION:

Unclassified

COURSE LENGTH:

15 Training Days

 

CIN# B-6A-2300 

 

STAFFING:

The Surface Warfare Medical Institute arranges for subject matter specialists to present lesson topics. Medical officers currently active within the surface community and other Service branch members are also asked to provide presentations. The number of subject matter specialists required to present the course will vary with each course location and with current events.

CURRICULUM AUTHORITY:

Bureau of Medicine and Surgery

QUOTA CONTROL:

Surface Warfare Medicine Institute

PRIMARY MODE OF INSTRUCTION:

Group-paced

INSTRUMENTS AND PROCEDURES FOR MEASURING STUDENT PERFORMANCE:

Graduates and their supervisors are surveyed 8-12 months after the course on the individual's performance.


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