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180806-N-RZ218-0059 Force Master Chief Hosea Smith Jr., Hospital Corps director, speaks to Navy Medicine personal during an admiral’s call Aug. 6 at Naval Branch Health Clinic Groton. Navy Medicine is a global health care network of 63,000 personnel that provides health care support to the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps and their families and veterans, in high operational tempo environments, at expeditionary medical facilities, medical treatment facilities, hospitals, clinics, hospital ships and research units around the world. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John Paul Kotara II/released) 180725-N-ZZ999-0093 CAMP PENDELTON, Calif. (July 25, 2018) – Lt. Kaitin Pullano makes an incision to insert a chest tube on a simulated casualty during an Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) training course at Naval Expeditionary Medical Training Institute (NEMTI). EMF is the Navy’s largest land-based medical platform, which meets the requirement to establish, operate and maintain a medical facility overseas that remains readily deployable. NEMTI is a detachment of Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC), whose mission is to provide operational medical and aviation survival training. (U.S. Navy photo by Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Margaret Hoogenboon/Released) 180724-N-AW702-001 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (July 24, 2018) Cmdr. Nicole Ward, an exodontist at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, conducts oral surgery in the operating room. Ward, a native of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, says “I really enjoy being a part of the Navy Dental Corps because I have the opportunity to meet and treat people from different parts of the world. I'm honored to be a part of something much bigger than myself.” From World War I to Afghanistan, the Dental Corps is vital to ensuring operational readiness of all who deploy. Dental Corps personnel serve with Marine Expeditionary Units and aboard ships, assuming roles in triage and surgical support at Marine Battalion aid stations and battle dressing stations. Mobile dental units are capable of providing dental care on any platform. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel, Naval Hospital Jacksonville/Released). 180618-N-AV390-001 HANOI, Vietnam (June 18, 2018) The 13 Navy Medicine members stand together on the first day of the Integrated Trauma and Medical Readiness Exchange (ITMRE) engagement in Vietnam. (U.S. Navy photo by Capt. Joel Roos/Released)

Navy Medicine Headlines

Tropic Care Profile: Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Carlotta Howard
Senior Airman Justyn Freeman
8/19/2018

LANAI, Hawaii (Aug. 18, 2018)—U.S. Navy Reserve Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Carlotta Howard, assigned to the 4th Dental Battalion, 24th Dental Company of Atlanta, Georgia, provided support as a dental technician during Tropic Care Maui County 2018 in Lanai City, Lanai, Hawaii from August 11-19. The health care clinic provided dental, optometry, medical, public health, and pharmaceutical services at no cost to community members as part of the U.S. military’s Innovative Readiness Training program.

NMCP Unveils New TRICARE Prime Clinic in Suffolk
By Petty Officer 1st Class Laura Myers
8/17/2018

SUFFOLK, Va. - A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to mark the unveiling of Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s new TRICARE Prime Clinic (TPC) Suffolk, Aug. 17.

Navy Medicine Global Health Team conducts trauma exchange in Vietnam
From U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs
8/15/2018

HANOI, VIETNAM (NNS) -- A team of 13 Navy Medicine trauma members completed a medical exchange Aug. 10 at Vietnam Military Hospital 103.

San Antonio Has a New Admiral
By Larry Coffey
8/3/2018

Command of Navy Medicine Education, Training and Logistics Command (NMETLC) changed when Rear Adm. Tina Davidson relieved Rear Adm. Rebecca McCormick-Boyle during a combined change of command and retirement ceremony at JBSA-FSH, Aug. 3.

NMCP's Chest Pain Center Earns Reaccreditation, Adds Primary PCI Accreditation
By Rebecca Perron, NMCP Public Affairs
7/27/2018

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) announced July 26 that the medical center was reaccredited by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Accreditation Services as a Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Accreditation.

NAVY MEDICINE NEWS ARCHIVES
LAST UPDATED: FEBRUARY 21, 2018
  
 

The Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) is the headquarters command for Navy Medicine. BUMED is where policy and direction are developed toward the Patient and Family Care vision which is carried out by Navy, Marine Corps and civilian personnel throughout the world.

BUMED is located at the Defense Health Headquarters (DHHQ) in Falls Church Virginia (just west of Washington DC) along with Army and Air Force medical commands.

For new employees, contractors and reporting military personnel
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Navy Medicine Health Care consists of five distinct 'Corps'. Each corps consists of personnel specializing in a particular health care field. Click the Corps name on the left to view a description of the corps. More information about Navy Health Care careers can be found on the Navy Recruitment site: http://www.navy.com
 Medical Service Corps - The Medical Service Corps supports Navy Medicine's readiness and health benefits mission. It is the most diverse corps within Navy Medicine with 31 subspecialties organized under three major categories:

Healthcare Administrators
  • Financial Management
  • Education/Training Manangement
  • Patient Administration
  • Health Care Information System
  • Manpower, Personnel
  • Healthcare Facility Planning
  • Operational Analysis
  • Plans, Ops, & Med Intel
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Material Logistics

Clinicians
  • Audiology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Dietetics
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Podiatry
  • Social Work

Scientists
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Health
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Medical Technology
  • Aerospace Physiology
  • Aerospace Exp Psych
  • Research Psych
  • Radiation Health
  • Physiology
  • Microbiology
  • Biochem/Toxicology
Medical Service Corps personnel are stationed at Navy medical treatment facilities (MTF), Naval branch clinics, ships, US Marine Corps battalions, Fleet Marine Force, Seabee detachments, research centers and laboratories and staff positions throughout the Navy and Marine Corps.

For more information on Navy healthcare careers, please visit the Navy recruitment web site - www.navy.com

Nurses Corps - The Nurses Corps provide care or support either through direct patient care at the bedside or as a provider, in the an administrative role, as an instructor, recruiter, quality management manager or researcher. The areas of specialties include:
  • Medical-Surgery
  • Manpower
  • Education and Training
  • Nursing Research
  • Maternal/Infant
  • Pediatrics
  • Public Health
  • Mental Health
  • Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Emergency Room/Trauma
  • Perioperative
  • Critical Care
  • Certified Nurse Anesthetist
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Practice Nurse Practitioner
  • Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Midwife

Nurse Corps personnel are stationed at medical treatment facilities (MTF), clinics, recruiting centers, hospital corps school, the White House, expeditionary medical facilities, forward operating bases fleet surgical teams, aircraft carriers, Navy Medicine headquarters and the Bureau of Naval Personnel.

For more information on Navy healthcare careers, please visit the Navy recruitment web site - www.navy.com

Medical Corps - The Navy Medical Corps is broad and diverse. It is comprised of physicians who are practicing or training in dozens of medical and surgical specialties with over 200 subspecialties. The areas of specialties include:
  • Family medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • General Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Otolaryngology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Radiology
  • Psychiatry
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Aerospace Medicine
  • Undersea Medicine
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Urology
  • Pathology
  • Physical & Rehabilitative Medicine
  • Dermatology

Navy physicians are stationed at our major tertiary care teaching facilities, clinics, and hospitals located within the United States and various overseas locations. They are at research units, in various joint commands, and in other federal institutions. Navy physicians are assigned as operational medical officers providing direct support to Navy and Marine Corps commands, squadrons, battalions and units. On very short notice, Navy physicians deploy in support of combat operations, disaster relief, and humanitarian assistance missions, providing patient care ashore and afloat.

For more information on Navy healthcare careers, please visit the Navy recruitment web site - www.navy.com

Dental Corps - The Navy Dental Corps is comprised of more than 1,000 active duty and nearly 270 Reserved dentists who ensure dental readiness while optimizing dental health. The areas of specialties include:
  • Comprehensive Dentistry
  • Dental and Biomedical Research
  • Dental Public Health
  • Endodontics
  • Forensic Odontology
  • Maxillofacial Prosthetics
  • Operative Dentistry
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Oral Medicine and Radiology
  • Orofacial Pain
  • Orthodontics
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Periodontics
  • Prosthodontics

Navy dentists are stationed at military treatment facilities, with Marine battalions, clinics, and hospitals located within the U.S. and various overseas locations. Navy dentists provide direct support to Navy and Marine Corps commands, squadrons, battalions and Seabee detachments. They deploy in support of combat operations, disaster relief, and humanitarian assistance missions, providing patient care ashore and afloat.

For more information on Navy healthcare careers, please visit the Navy recruitment web site - www.navy.com

Hospital Corps - The Hospital Corps is the only enlisted corps in the military. The hospital corpsman rating (HM) is the largest and most diverse in the Navy with specialties to include:
  • Hospital Corpsman - Basic
  • Submarine IDC (Independent Duty Corpsman)
  • Fleet Marine Force
  • Aerospace Medicine Technician
  • SAR (Search and Rescue) Medical Technician
  • Aviation Physiology
  • Radiation Health Technician
  • Cardiovascular Technician
  • Biomedical Equipment Technician
  • Nuclear Medicine Technician
  • Surface Force IDC (Independent Duty Corpsman)
  • Recon Corpsman
  • Preventative Medicine Technician
  • Hemodialysis Technician
  • Radiographer
  • Electronneurodiagnostic Technician
  • Optician
  • Physical Therapy Technician
  • Occupational Therapy Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Surgical Technologist
  • Behavior Technician
  • Urology Technician
  • Orthopedic Castroom Technician
  • Dive Medicine Technician
  • Dive IDC (Independent Duty Corpsman)
  • Morticians
  • Histology Technician
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Respiratory Therapy Technician
  • Dental Assistant
  • Advanced Dental Assistant
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Basic Dental Laboratory Technician
  • Advanced Dental Laboratory Technician
  • Maxillofacial Technician

For more information on Navy healthcare careers, please visit the Navy recruitment web site - www.navy.com

Navy Medicine Records Activity (NMRA)

NMRA ensures timely transfer of service treatment records (STRs) to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) within 45 calendar days in support of Navy veterans filing a VA claim.

Following separation or retirement, these records become a component of their health care documentation.

A complete STR includes all service-provided medical and dental documentation, civilian-provided medical and dental documentation, the service member's electronic health record file (AHLTA Web Print/AWP) and a service treatment record certification (DD Form 2963).

NMRA mailing address:
 
Navy Medicine Records Activity
BUMED Detachment
4300 Goodfellow Blvd Bldg 103
Saint Louis, MO  63120
 
Phone number:  314-260-8120
Fax number:  314-260-8128
 
 
For more information regarding service treatment records for individuals who have served in the United States Navy and have retired or seperated from service, click here.

Navy Medicine has a long and proud history. The first shots of the American Revolution fired at Lexington and Concord on 19 April 1775 marked both the birth of a nation and the Continental Army. However, it was the British blockade of the American coast and the need to break that blockade that spawned the Continental Navy and ultimately what we now call the Navy Medical Department. Aboard ships captained by the likes of John Paul Jones and John Barry, were the first sickbays where ship surgeons, assisted by loblolly boys, practiced their healing craft. Although science and medicine has changed greatly over the last three centuries, Navy Medicine’s mission of healthcare and readiness remains true today as it did in the “Age of Sail.”

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A historical review of the people, events, the innovations that have helped shape the Navy Medical Department. Updated monthly.

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A Journal of Navy Medicine History and Culture

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Issue 46, 2017
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Navy Medicine Memorial
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Read more about Navy Medicine at the Medical Heritage Library

 

   

Below are a listing of latest Instruction and Notes.
To access the main Directives web site, click here.
 

 Please direct your questions about specific directives, publications or forms to:

 
BUREAU OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY
SECRETARIAT OFFICE
7700 Arlington Blvd. Ste 5120
Falls Church, VA   22042-5120
 
Telephone: (703) 681-8982 (DSN 761)


 

POLICY and GUIDANCE Documents

 

 

 

 

 

 BUMED Instructions

 
Subject/Title
  
7/19/2018
INDEPENDENT DUTY CORPSMAN FORMULARY
  
7/17/2018
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES RELATED TO MEDICAL DEPARTMENT SPECIALTY LEADERS
  
7/3/2018
EDUCATIONAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL INTERVENTION SERVICES AND EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICES
  
7/3/2018
PATHOGEN REDUCTION TECHNOLOGY FOR APHERESIS PLATELETS
  
6/21/2018
SUSTAINMENT, RESTORATION, AND MODERNIZATION OF CLASS 2 REAL PROPERTY
  
6/8/2018
NAVY NUCLEAR DETERRENCE MISSION PERSONNEL RELIABILITY PROGRAM SELF-ASSESSMENT
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 BUMED Notes

 
Subject/Title
NOTE 15246/29/2018
2018 JOINT SERVICE GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION SELECTION BOARD APPLICATION PROCEDURES
NOTE 15206/20/2018
FISCAL YEAR 2019 NURSE CORPS FULL-TIME DUTY UNDER INSTRUCTION
NOTE 54309/18/2012
BUREAU OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY FUNCTIONAL ALIGNMENT
NOTE 15006/19/2018
PHASED MEDICAL READINESS TRAUMA TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
NOTE 19006/8/2018
ADMINISTRATIVE SEPARATIONS FOR CONDITIONS NOT AMOUNTING TO A DISABILITY
NOTE 63006/5/2018
MEDICAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT FACILITIES OUTSIDE THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES
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 BUMED HQ Instructions

 
Subject
  
5/31/2018
PRIVACY ACT COORDINSTOR
  
4/13/2017
MANUAL OF THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT MAINTENANCE
  
12/29/2015
CIVILIAN OF THE QUARTER AND CIVILIAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS
  
11/3/2015
FITNESS RESPORTS/EVALUATIONS REPORTING SENIOR AUTHORITY
  
9/16/2015
BUREAU OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY HEADQUARTERS TELEWORK PROGRAM
  
9/9/2015
BUREAU OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY RECOGNITION AND AWARDS PROGRAM FOR CIVILIANS
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 BUMED HQ Notes

 
Note 10508/28/2015BUREAU OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY HEADQUARTERS 2016 HOLIDAY WEEKEND SCHEDULE
 

 NAVMED Forms

 
NAVMED 6700/1206/2018CAPITAL EQUIPMENT REQUEST (Used for equipment items $100k and above)
NAVMED 6400/411/2017INDEPENDENT DUTY CORPSMAN FORMULARY CHANGE REQUEST
NAVMED 1755/811/2017ENTRY/ENTITLEMENT
NAVMED 1755/1311/2017INDIVIDUALIZED FAMILY SERVICE PLAN (iIFSP) REVIEW/CHANGE
NAVMED 1755/711/2017INDIVIDUALIZED FAMILY SERVICE PLAN (IFSP) PROCESS DOCUMENT (PD)
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 BUMED Forms

 
BUMED 5310/12/2017BUMED HUMAN RESOURCES ACTION REQUEST
BUMED 12451/512/2015CIVILIAN OF THE QUARTER/YEAR AWARD NOMINATION
BUMED 5355/17/2015URINALYSIS OBSERVER BRIEFING SHEET
BUMED 12000/53/2015CIVILIAN INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN
BUMED 10460/112/2003EQUIPMENT AND WORK REQUEST 
BUMED 8150/205/2002BUMED PRE-PLANNING BOMB THREAT CHECK LIST 
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Navy Medicine Conference Information and Policy
(Updated: 15 Dec 2016)

All information and forms relating to attending and hosting a conference have been relocated to an internal CAC enabled website.

Navy Medicine personnel, please click here to access the CAC enabled site.

Non Navy Medicine personnel, please click here​ to access the CAC enabled site.

If you have questions or cannot access the CAC enabled site, please contact:

usn.ncr.bumedfchva.mbx.bumed-conference-approval@mail.mil

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